Owner, Coach & Trainer
Susan has been showing hunters and jumpers at the provincial and national levels since the age of 11, working with horses and their humans ever since. Susan is a graduate of Sheridan college in Early Childhood Education. She holds a diploma in Autism Intervention Training (K-12) from the University of New Brunswick, as well as an honours graduate in photography from Humber College.
Susan has been an approved Equestrian Canada judge since 2000 in the equitation, hunter, jumper and hack rings. She is a licensed coach with Equestrian Canada. She credits her ability to educate young horses to the many wonderful trainers she has been fortunate to work with over the years.
Susan is proud to be a part of introducing and managing the Carrot & Stick Horse Show series, an Ontario Equestrian Skills Development series, intended to provide quality shows at the grassroots level.
Her horse, 'Blue by You' was inducted into the Jump Canada Hall of Fame in November 2008.
Watch the Jump Canada Hall of Fame: Blue by You video
Emma is an Integrated Business and Humanities graduate and longtime member of the SJD Show Team and staff. Starting her horse show career with SJD, she has shown a variety of horses across divisions at the provincial level.
Emma is an owner and manager of Carrot & Stick Horse Show, an Ontario Equestrian Skills Development series hosted at the Essa Agriplex. While away at university, Emma completed on the intercollegiate catch riding circuit and is the current President of the Ontario Collegiate Equestrian Association.
Equine Health & Fitness Manager
Kim is currently training her thoroughbred 'Snow' towards Level 3 & 4 Dressage and will be competing in 2022. Kim has previously evented up to the FEI 2* level. A lifelong rider, Kim has over twenty years experience with barn management, training, show jumping and competition.
Through her work with Olympic level athletes - both equine and human - across the North American circuit, she has created equine health plans and successfully maintains the health and welfare of the horses and riders under her care. Over the past five years, Kim's knowledge and experience continues to advance the skillset of our riders through excellent flatwork, proper conditioning and equine fitness.