Shannon Castagnola Airdrie Stud’s New Director of Sales

irdrie Stud has announced that Shannon Castagnola has been named as the Midway nursery’s new director of sales.

Helping to head both the stallion nominations and public sales divisions, Castagnola is looking forward to building a strong relationship with Airdrie’s loyal breeders and helping to manage the careers of the farm’s exciting young stallion roster. Having managed the yearling and breeding stock consignments for Woodford Thoroughbreds for the past nine years, Shannon will continue to be a major presence on the sales grounds as she leads the various Airdrie Stud consignments throughout the sales season.

An industry veteran of the past 23 years, Castagnola has previously worked with industry leaders West Point Thoroughbreds and Taylor Made Sales.

“I am thrilled to be working with the incredible Airdrie Stud team,” said Castagnola. “It’s energizing to be working with a farm this diversified and with such a tremendous history of success. From the beautifully bred mares whose families have been developed over the past five decades, to the dedication in raising their horses to be tough and sound, I have always been a great admirer of the Airdrie formula.

“I believe our stallion roster, led by the success stories of Girvin, Upstart, Cairo Prince, and Collected, is one of the most exciting in the industry and I couldn’t be looking more forward to being part of what I believe is a very bright future at Airdrie.”

Airdrie’s Bret Jones said Castagnola will be a great addition.

“I could not be more grateful to Shannon for joining our team,” said Airdrie’s Bret Jones. “Smart, kind and honest is an incredible combination and it’s those qualities that make Shannon so widely respected within our sport. Our breeders will absolutely love working with her and her insight and ideas will be a major reason for Airdrie’s future success. We are exceptionally lucky to have her.”