Training

Training is offered out of beautiful Fairwind Farm in Santa Rosa, California. The picturesque setting offers a relaxed and fun setting for both horse and rider to progress. We work with our clients to develop a training plan based on their goals for their horse and with their own riding. Correct basics and the well-being of the horse are at the forefront of our focus.
 

-Full service Training, Grooming and Lesson Packages
-24/7 On Site staff
-Daily Turnout/Blanketing 

-Spacious stalls with quality feed and bedding
-Lighted Covered arena
-Dressage court arena with premium footing
-90 Acres with mowed trails to hack out on

-Travel to numerous shows throughout the year


Contact Brian at 805-400-0231 for rates and availability. Brian is also available for clinics throughout California and the US.

About Brian

Brian Hafner is an International Grand Prix Dressage Competitor and trainer. He is one of few trainers in Northern California to compete at this level and he takes that level of excellence into his training program. As a lifelong equestrian originally from Minnesota, he relocated to California in 2006 and landed in Northern California where he started Brian Hafner Dressage. Brian is well known trainer with a relaxed yet determined approach to the sport. Throughout his career Brian has shown to be successful at all levels of dressage. His biggest accomplishment is training his own horse Lombardo up to be a successful International CDI Grand Prix horse from a 4 year old. Brian’s resume’ includes:

-US Team member for 2015 Nation's Cup team Falsterbo, Sweden CDIO5*
-US Team member for 2014 Nation's Cup teams for Rotterdam CDI05* and Hickstead CDI3*
-USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold medalist
-2015 CDS Horse of the Year Grand Prix
-2014 Carol Lavell $25,000 dressage grant recipient through The Dressage Foundation (dressagefoundation.org)
-2013 Top Six USEF National Championships at Grand Prix (Lombardo)
-2013 Top Ten USEF National Championships at I-1 (Chablis)
-2012 Brentina Cup Champion
-2009 NAYRC Triple medalist
-Numerous CDI wins and top placing’s
-Numerous Regional and Year end championships


Brian’s training philosophy comes from a culmination of working with some of the world’s top dressage trainers and judges  including; Johann Hinneman, Robert Dover, Debbie McDonald, Ernst Hoyos, Juan Matute, Gary Rockwell, Janet Foy, Axel Steiner, Jane Wetherwax, Heidi Gaian, Laurie Falvo Doyle. Brian has also spent time training throughout Germany.Brian is known for his calm yet effective approach to dressage and is great with riders and horses of any level and ability. This approach has proved to be successful both in and out of the show arena. Contact him for more information at bdhafnerr@hotmail.com