WSS proudly introduces our trainers:

Susan Garmier

Susan has been training horses and people at Woodland Stallion Station since 1992. She specializes in hunter/jumper and dressage (Training Level to Prix St. Georges). She has a very positive and low stress teaching style that focuses more on the progression of the student than on perfection.

Susan Garmier is a USDF Certified teacher/trainer and graduated from the USDF “L” judging program with distinction. She has won multiple championships at the Morgan World Championships through FEI . Morgan hunters and jumpers that she has shown and trained have also won multiple titles both at the Morgan Regionals and World Championships.

Amy Walden-Mathews

Amy Walden-Mathews has been with us at WSS since Spring of 2016. She specializes in reining horses and riders of all levels. From learning the basics to National Reining Horse Association level competition, Amy can fill your needs. She prides herself on having a personal relationship with both her horses and her clients, and using clear, easy to follow training methods. Amy has many accomplishments under her belt from the local to national level. She enjoys preparing horses and their non pro or youth riders for the show pen and helping her riders obtain their goals.



Woodland Stallion Station currently has room for a third established trainer – please call Keila to discuss.

Outside Trainers 

These are trainers who primarily train out of other facilities, but haul in to school in our arenas and on the cross-country course. Trainers – want to be on this list? You will need to join the cross-country course by signing a release and providing us with a copy of your current insurance certificate. Membership is $65/year, plus $45/session to school. 

Alana Henley Curtis

Alana has been riding since she was two years old and began competing at the age of six. As a young rider she quickly rose through the levels of eventing, eventually competing at the CCI** level at venues throughout the west coast. In 1998 Alana and her horse Sunny were chosen to represent Area VI at the North American Young Riders Championships. At this time she was working extensively with many well known and highly respected trainers including Don Sachey, Yves Sauvignon, Tina Steward, Chris Scarlett, and Paula Lacey.

Alana’s training business, SunFire Equestrian Training, grew out of her love for starting young horses, addressing problem horses, and teaching. She also specializes in working with off the track Thoroughbreds. In the last nine years, Alana has personally brought over 50 OTTB’s directly from the race track to successful new careers as 3-Day mounts or other sporthorses. In 2015 Alana also helped create Northern California Off the Track Thoroughbred Foundation, a 5013c dedicated to retraining and rehoming California OTTB’s.

Alana currently trains out of her 40 acre eventing facility in Woodland, California. Her focus continues to be working with off the track Thoroughbreds as well as developing 3-Day riders.

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