Shadd Parkinson was born in Missoula, Montana. Growing up, he competed in various disciplines including halter and western pleasure. Eventually he realized his love for reining and cow horse events. Shadd began to train professionally in 2001.
- 2014 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Bridle Champion
- 2014 AQHA World Champion-Senior Working Cow Horse
- 2013 Intermediate Open Champion-NSHA Futurity
- 2009 Intermediate Open Champion-NSHA Classic
- 2006 Reserve World Champion-Junior Working Cow Horse
- 2003 Limited Open Champion NRCHA Stallion Stakes, NRCHA Derby
- 2001 & 2004 Reserve Champion NRHA Intermediate Futurity
Shadd's focus continues to be training and showing reining, cutting, and working cow horses. Shadd currently resides in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife McKenzie and their daughters Gracie and Hadley.