Susan Lynn Canole, wife of Ray and mother to William and Emily, left us too soon. Susan was an active member of the dressage and eventing community and spent time volunteering for multiple organizations. Her passion for horses and her desire to help the community found the perfect outlet when the Richland Park Horse Trials organizers accepted her offer to help with PR. She barraged local media for coverage and arranged many in-person interviews with international and local competitors. She loved highlighting and educating the West Michigan community on the sport that was dear to her heart. It was her goal to increase spectators, which she undoubtedly did.
Susan enjoyed visiting with spectators around the grounds. Often you would hear commentary that they had never been to a horse trial and they were awed by the talent they saw! She would always flash her beautiful smile, knowing that it was the culmination of her job well done.
She also looked forward to the “best weekend all year” in Lexington each spring. She was able to attend the Land Rover (Rolex) Three-Day Event multiple times and was always making friends along the way. Fortunately, in 2019 she brought her daughter Emily for the big event, a very special memory for both of them.
Susan showed an incredible amount of strength and resolve over the last two years. Her “spectacular steed” Mack and the friends she made through the horse community were very important to her and held a very special place in her heart. Susan would love you all to hug your horse, hug a friend, share a glass of wine, and be grateful for every moment big or little in your lives. Rest well our sweet friend.
Hosting the Annual Meeting of Members each December has been a requirement set forth by the United States Eventing Association (USEA) by-laws (then the United States Combined Training Association) since 1959. This year, USEA members are gathering in St. Louis, Missouri, for the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention from Dec. 7 - Dec. 10 for four jam-packed days of educational seminars and open forums full of conversation surrounding our sport. Lunch on Friday, however, served as an opportunity for attendees to gather together for the USEA Meeting of Members once again.
As the 2023 competition year draws to a close and many of the high-performance and other riders are connecting at this year‘s USEA annual convention, the Great Meadow International organizers would like to update you on GMI.
United States Eventing Association (USEA) members at the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention were in for a treat on Friday as the U.S. Eventing Team was on hand to discuss their accomplishments this year at the Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile.
“Test the best without hurting the rest,” said show jumping course designer Chris Barnard as he and fellow designer Marc Donovan led a lively discussion for nearly 50 participants at the Show Jumping Seminar on the first day of the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention.