Sue has been training and competing in every discipline from jumpers to circus liberty horses for over 40 years. Since 2010, when she accepted an invitation to help organize the sport in the USA, her focus has been exclusively on Working Equitation.
Since attending the first judges training course from Portuguese WAWE judge Claudia Elsner Matos, Sue has earned her WE judging card with all previous US associations and participated on numerous WE Boards and Committees. She currently holds a USAWE “R” judge card as well as a Technical Delegate license and is a Competitions committee member. Sue has shown horses from L1 to L5 in both Dressage and Western tack.
She has earned over 30 WE championships, reserve championships, top five and top ten finishes at the national, regional, and local levels. She has trained and shown BLM Mustangs, Kiger Mustangs, Gypsy Vanners, PRE’s and Lusitanos for Working Equitation. She Is the 2021 Region 2 – L4 Champion, tied for the Region 2 – L1 Reserve Champion and is 5th for the Region 2 – L2 Champion.
With years of knowledge from training many breeds in numerous disciplines, Sue immediately saw how amazing the sport of Working Equitation is for creating confident, well-rounded horses and riders who can progress together in a fun and positive environment. She offers lessons, training and clinics in Working Equitation, Western Dressage, Classical Horsemanship, and Obstacle trials at her facility ‘the Equine Obstacle Training Center” in Riverside, CA. She also travels full-time throughout the country judging licensed shows and providing WE clinics for riders of all disciplines. Please contact Sue at any time for all your Working Equitation needs.