Instuctors

SUZI FILLINGER

Head Trainer and Owner of Trillium Stables.  Suzi has been involved in the horse industry for over 20 years.  She has trained hunters, jumpers, and equitation horses to all levels and instructed many riders in the same disciplines. She has instructed MaClay riders, qualified students for M&S Finals, IEA Finals, and qualified ponies for pony finals. 

Suzi received her BA in Equine Studies from Virginia Intermont College in 1993.  She has been professionally instructing and training in Central New York since graduating.  She was barn manager and head trainer of Springwood Stables for 11 years, then purchased property in 2005 and opened her own business as Trillium Stables Inc. 

Suzi is an active member of the USEF, USHJA and a professional member of the Syracuse PHA.  Previously she was a leader of Sunset Riders 4-H group, manages summer camps, clinics, and manages a local show series with two other barns. 

Suzi truly cares for the welfare of the horse and the safety of the rider and always stresses horsemanship along with teaching the basics of riding.

CORRINE SPAULDING

Corrinne Spaulding has been riding for over 25 years, is a Morrisville State College equine science graduate, level II certified Centered Riding instructor, certified personal trainer, certified equine massage therapist and holds a Master's degree in Humane Education. She is working on a 1600 hour certification in the Alexander Technique, an in-depth study of movement, anatomy and biomechanics of the rider. For the last several years, Corrinne has worked as a Medical Laboratory Scientist in Syracuse area hospitals while working toward furthering her riding education and credentials.  She has worked with local Grand Prix dressage riders through the last twenty years, including holding working student positions and barn management positions.

Corrinne believes in dressage as a foundation for any discipline and works hard to achieve a solid foundation of equitation and education surrounding correct understanding of anatomy, fitness and biomechanics of horse and rider and how they all work together to create an overall partnership. This foundation sets horses and riders up to be successful in any discipline: dressage, jumping, trail riding etc. In 2012, Corrinne established her own business, The Holistic Horse and Rider, and life's timing has made it possible for her to now develop this business full-time at Trillium Stables. She is available for lessons, training, clinics and rider fitness boot camps. Her website is www.TheHolisticHorseandRider.com