Susan met her first horse before she could walk and has been obsessed ever since. She grew up ‘riding’….her bike, the swing, the sofa arm, the dog. Virtually anything that could be sat astride became her horse! When the real world beckoned she put her horse dreams aside and became a teacher. She has taught diving, swimming, gymnastics, piano, preschool, 1st, 2nd and 5th grade. Susan found her way back to horses when her 3rd child took up riding, kindling her obsession. She is now a competitive show jumper with her very own real horse and best friend, Keegan. New Hope allows her to pair her love for teaching with her love for horses and riding, and she is grateful to have found her purpose.