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Sue Curry Shaffer
 Head Trainer/Owner

Sue Curry Shaffer, founder and co-owner of Fairwind Farm with her husband Dyke Shaffer, has had an exceptional career as a dressage trainer and competitor since the early 1980’s. She has competed at the FEI levels for over 20 years, and has had multiple horses in the top ten nationally. In 1985, Sue and Orpheus were rated #1 in the U.S. Dressage Federation rankings at Prix St. Georges. They attended the training at Gladstone for horses and riders long listed for the World Championships. 

Sue brings her wealth of experience to our breeding decisions as well as to the training of all the horses and riders at Fairwind Farm.

The Team
Brian Hafner 

Brian Hafner Dressage

Brian is an International FEI level dressage competitor and trainer offering full service training, lessons, and equine sales located in the heart of Wine Country in Sonoma County, California. Training out of the beautiful Fairwind Farm, the team at Brian Hafner Dressage is dedicated to providing top notch training and care in the San Francisco, North Bay area. Whether you want your FEI horse campaigned or you are starting your riding career, we work with you to create an individualized program to suite your specific needs and goals. Contact Brian at 805-400-0231 to learn more or to set up a tour!


Barnacle Eventing

Josh  Barnacle

3* Josh Barnacle has years of experience competing and producing successful horses as well as coaching many students to their goals. Primarily a three day eventing competitive barn we also compete in Dressage and jumper shows. We offer lessons, training and competition programs, as well as starting and selling horses.

Contact Josh 707-217-8093