Sue started riding aged 5 and was a member of the Pony Club. She competed successfully eventing and showjumping. Sue was North West Junior Event Champion with her pony Top Mossley (pictured below). She also competed combined training and dressage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sue's first horse was a five year old showjumper, Melton Farmer (Filly, pictured below). They were successful in dressage, showumping and eventing. Sue started training with Stephen Clarke and got the dressage bug! She gained a place as a working pupil in 1990 and this led to her becoming a finalist in the Dressage Talent Spotting finals of the same year. Sue trained her horse Melton Farmer (Filly) from Novice to Grand Prix and Internationally at Prix St George and Intermediare I in four years. Competed Beek CDA Holland 1993 and Sydney CDI Australia in 1995. Sue became Head Girl for Stephen for four years and stayed ten years in total, running her own business from his yard in Holmes Chapel, Cheshire.

"Stephen was my mentor and has been a big influence in my success and career".

Filly   In 1995, Sue was one of eight riders chosen from hundreds of candidates to be a member of the "Young Trainers Scheme". Being part of this scheme was an amazing and invaluable experience for Sue and she got the opportunity to travel Internationally to the best trainers yards and competitions in the world.


These included: Sydney CDI, Frankfurt CDI, S'Hertogenbosh, Conrad Schumacher, Warendorf - Nicole Uphoff and Klaus Balkenhol, George Theodorescu and the PSI Sales. Being a member of the Young Trainers Scheme also involved regular training with Bert Rutten.

"By gaining more knowledge to improve my riding and training methods, I am able to put more back into the sport, passing on the correct training methods to my pupils and their horses".