Talie Shah-Mirany

Equestrian Facility Owner and Trainer

Talie Schnoll’s love of horses started at the age of 5 and has been with her since.  At the age of 8 years old, she rode horses at her parent’s summer home for breed auctions, using patience and sheer guts  – which would serve her well later on in life as she trained green horses.


After graduating from University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science from the College of Agriculture and Equine Management, Talie started her family and her career in which she owned a nationally known pet first aid company.


Talie rode A-circuit in Hunter/Jumpers and found her love of Dressage through FEI trainer and rider, Cathy Fox in 1999.  Cathy became Talie’s mentor and helped her find the horses that have allowed her to progress up the levels in Dressage.


Talie bought Paris Farms in 2007 and began her teaching career.  Through the years she has taken a student to FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships and helped countless riders achieve their goals in not only Dressage, but other disciplines as well.


Talie’s strengths as a trainer is helping riders build their confidence and connection with their horses.

Amanda Johnson


Amanda has coached riders to Regional Championships from Training Level through Intermidiare I. Her students received high point and year-end awards from Training Level to FEI, and she has coached students to their USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold medals.  She accepts all breeds of horses for training and all levels of riders.

Amanda was a working student for George Williams during the summers of 1999-2001 and clinics with Conrad Schumacher from 1997 – present. She has been involved with USDF for 10 years having been a member of the USDF Jr/YR Executive Board, the Region 4 Awards Council member, the Eastern Iowa Dressage and Eventing Association President, and a committee member of the Advanced Young Rider Graduate Program.  

Louise Kopersmith/Sheedy


My love for horses began when I was five years old. I watched my Mom ride at Spring Hill Farm on the Hunter Circuit. I became passionate about horses and rode wherever and whenever I could. I was fearless. I have trained some challenging horses and have relied on my sense of adventure and free spirit. I managed a barn in Lake County and it was there I developed my love for Dressage and Jumping. I began competing and achieved Training Level. I was fortunate to have won various awards and acknowledgements. 

I have had the good fortune to work with Janet Quinn from Temple Farms along with Darcy Drijie and Christine Trawrig. This is where my Dressage addiction began. I have been lucky to work with trainers who truly embrace the unity between the horse and the rider and who know the importance of relaxation. When this level of comfort and understanding is achieved, the true beauty of this relationship can be seen.

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