017: Susie Hutchinson - Showjumping Hall of Fame Inductee - Outstanding Contribution to the Sport of Showjumping


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Showjumping Hall of Fame Inductee - Outstanding Contribution to the Sport of Showjumping

About Susie - Susie started to ride at Flintridge Riding Club when she was five years old. Under the watchful eye of her coach Jimmy Williams, Susie won every horseman finals offered on the West Coast of USA.

She turned professional at the age of 18, going on to win approximately Grand Prix competitions and to represent her country in six World Cup Finals and the World Equestrian Games.

She has been nominated in both the Hunter Hall of Fame and the Showjumping Hall of Fame.

Susie's Favourite Inspirational Quote - No Guts, No Glory

Who Has Inspired Susie - Jimmy Williams - George Morris - Rodney Jenkins - Bernie Traurig - Paul Schockemohle - Alvin Schockemohle - The Whitakers - Nick Skelton

Horses Who Have Influenced Susie - Difficult horses have taught her the most - Best Bet - Samsung Woodstock

Recommended Book - Give Your Horse a Chance by Lt. Col. A.L. d'Endrody (The Bible)

About This Episode Susie talks about her memories of following horses from a Summer Camp to the Riding Club where Jimmy Williams was. Jimmy was Susie's mentor and best friend and an inspiration to her and she has many fond memories of him.

Susie talks about cherishing the horses and loving them for the way they are, as individuals. She tells a great story about the conversation she had with her college when she was going away to horse shows for ten days.

The attention to details and her love of her profession is clear as she generously gives her advice through out this interview.

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