Susan D. Tinder – Owner
Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Susan D. Tinder showed Quarter Horses in her early years, and in 1982 she was named the Ohio Quarter Horse Association’s Reserve All-Around Amateur. Sue was high point in Western horsemanship, English equitation, and hunter under saddle. She also accumulated points in hunter hack, amateur trail, and amateur pole bending on her horse Lady Biddersweet, as well as numerous all-around awards across the state of Ohio.
Sue then went on to a 25-year career in accounting and finance, holding such positions as Treasurer for LCI International, Inc., Managing Director for McLernon and Associates, Ltd., Controller for the Rummler-Brache Group, Ltd., and Executive Vice President for Dynegy, Inc. Following the sale of a telecom broadband company that she helped found, Sue retired from corporate life and made her way back into the horse world. For the last 15 years she has shown a number of horses on the “AA” rated hunter/jumper circuit and has been successful on both coasts.
Sue purchased her farm, Tolland Falls, in 2003. Sue continues to manage the farm’s evolution into one of Colorado’s most respected equestrian facilities. Sue currently shows her horses, Five Nines and Braxton, in the Adult Amateur Hunter Division.
Most recently, Sue is an accomplished author. Her book the Jump Course Design Manual – How to Plan and Set Practice Courses
for Schooling Hunter, Jumper, and Equitation Riders published by Trafalgar Square Books, will be available for purchase in January of 2013. This book covers all of the basics on how to plan and set practice courses for schooling Hunter, Jumper, and Equitation riders and includes over 100 course diagrams to inspire you in setting your own courses for jumping at home. Check it out here!