Erika was formally educated in her native country Sweden. After graduating from Horse College, she was accepted at the Swedish Flyinge National Stud two year stable management school where her riding progressed under Sweden’s top Dressage, Eventing, and Show Jumping trainers, including Finnish Olympian Kyra Kyrklund and Kyra’s coach Richard White, Bo Jena, Peter Eriksson and Jan Jonsson to name a few.
After spending time abroad in New Zealand and 3 years at the Hannovarian Verband in Germany, Erika came to the United States in 1997 to be the private trainer for the Furth family at their Chalk Hill Winery Equestrian Center where she frequently had the opportunity to train with Steffen Peters and Debbie McDonald. Erika moved back to Sweden in 2003 but could not stand the cold winters so she came back in 2005 to CA. She worked again as a private dressage trainer in Napa and Sonoma county until 2011 when she joined SREC.