Sue Curry-Owner & Head Trainer
December 30, 1953-April 25, 2021
❤️Sue Curry Forever In Our Hearts❤️
Sue Curry Shaffer is a USEF “S” Dressage Judge, and a member of the USDF L Faculty. She owns Fairwind Farm in the beautiful Wine Country of Santa Rosa, CA. Sue and her students have been successful for many years in all levels of dressage from Training Level to Grand Prix. Sue has been instrumental in helping many of her riders achieve their goals with multiple students earning their Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals. She has competed at the FEI levels for over 20 years and has had multiple horses in the top ten nationally. Sue is a sought-after clinician and respected judge. She has been assistant director for the USEF Para Equestrian Forum at the Dressage Affaire in Del Mar, commentator for both the Dressage Affaire and for the Dressage in the Wine Country. She’s a successful breeder of Oldenburgs. Many of Donnerschlag’s offspring are now competing through the FEI level. Most importantly she is known for her empathetic and positive touch in bringing out the best in riders and their partners. Sue was published in Dressage Today’s March 2014 Edition. In 2018 was awarded the prestigious Sonoma Horse Council Equus Award.
Erika Jansson / EJ Dressage
Erika’s long and impressive career began with a job working with 120 trot racers owned by Team Eriksson and continued with two years at the Horse College in Skara, Sweden. Coursework, aside from all equestrian disciplines, included shoeing, equine science, nutrition, breeding & bloodlines. Hands-on work covered many veterinary tech tasks. Following, the stable management school at Sweden’s national stud, Flyinge, catapulted her into the stardom of the dressage scene in Sweden. From riding with Finnish Olympian Kyra Kyrklund to working with her trainer Richard White. Posts in New Zealand with the Hallmark Thoroughbred Stud, FEI trainer Gaye Withers followed. Next came the auction rider opportunity at the Hanoverian Verband in Germany, where Erika worked 7-10 horses every day under the supervision of Germany’s top horsemen.
Erika's US chapter started with privately training for the Furths, (Chalk Hill Winery). Steffen Peters and Debbie McDonald are among her US working relationships. She continues to organize clinics with David Hillman, who worked and studied with Tom Dorrance for decades.
Along with her work in Sonoma County and a show schedule, Erika is a sought after Cavaletti clinician, teaching internationally & across the US.
Her students' growth is accelerating with the availability of Long Lining, DMS machine treatments & Show Coaching sessions.Erika Jansson / EJ Dressage
Bill Schnuerle Horsemanship
A Level 3 graduate of Parelli Natural Horsemanship having worked with five different top level PNH instructors. A long time student and assistant to Texan Jack Brainard who is known and recognized nationally for his contributions to the equine industry. My primary goal is to see my students develop long lasting relationships with their horses.