Susan has been a member of Reining Australia since 2005, competing as a Non Pro, as a members of the Southern Qld Reining Horse Association. She has been involved in western horse sports from the young age of 8 years old competing most of her life at western events showing Palouse Ponies, Appaloosa’s and Quarter Horses to National Level. It was at these shows that she first started reining. Susan first served on the board of Reining in 2006. She then became President in 2007 and served for 3 years. In 2008 Susan became the NRHA representative for Australia after affiliation and also served on the NRHA board.
She attended the NRHA judges seminar and convention in 2008 in Oklahoma USA and became a qualified NRHA Judge holding her ticket to this current date. In 2010 and 2018 she attended WEG and served in an official capacity with the Australian team.
Susan is employed at the University of Southern Qld as a Manager of Client and Employee Relations within Human Resources, with 2500 employees.
Susan achieved a Masters in Business Administration qualification in 2018 and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has completed their course in Directorship so feels well equipped with knowledge and the wisdom of many years in the sport to ensure healthy governance and financial management of the sport of reining.
Susan has previously been an avid breed of reiners and loved to show the horses she bred. Her last horse ‘Shiney Ever After’ achieved a Limited and Intermediate Reserve Champion at the Gold Buckle Non Pro Futurity in 2014. Susan is now no longer riding, however is 100% committed and passionate about the sport of reining and there is nothing better to her than seeing someone sit on a trained ‘reiner’ for the first time and experiencing their first spins or sliding stops.
To Susan Reining is an incredibly exciting sport and it connects friends, horses and dogs as a reining family Australia-wide. This connection has always made our sporting lifestyle special as it makes our time at shows, in the saddle and arena, fun and full of hope for a bright future.