Our Commitment

We take caring for our shetlands very seriously.  We strive to produce great show quality for halter along with great movement to be versitile in halter & driving with good minds!

All the shetlands & horses here are in the best of care and thier happiness & well being is the most important here at Deven Creek Shetlands.

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Chesa Henkel (Creator of Deven Creek Shetlands); Chesa grew up 8 miles where she lives now in south eastern Nebraska.  She was born with horses and started riding on her own at the age of 3.  When she was 7 years old she started taking lessons with an Olympic level dressage instructor until she graduated high school.  Chesa competed in 4-H and Open shows as kid until college years with competing in most of the 4-H events.  In 1989 Chesa won the the State 4-H Enqlish Equitation class and was also Reserve champion the following year.  Chesa also was born with the tallent that she got from her mother, to the ability to draw.

With the ability from the years of experience and knowledge to beable to read & work with horses comes from the variety of training & experience threw her life with Roping, Cutting, Dressage, English & Western Pleasure, Showmanship, Halter, Poles & Barrels, Reining, Ranch Riding & Cowboy & Western Dressage.  Her favorite has always been working with young horses and bringing them up slow & correct.  Wether it is with the ponies or full size horses.  She was born a horse crazy kid & still is!!