USEF “R” judge Susan Sjolund has been named the new Head Sewanee Equestrian Coach Sewanee Equestrian Director Karine Gordy announced, Friday.
Sjolund arrives at Sewanee with over 40 years experience in the hunter/jumper industry. A highly successful junior, she trained with the Northeast’s top professionals competing in the hunter, jumper, and equitation rings from New England to Florida.
A professional promoting the system of Forward Riding since 1985, her experience has taken her to competitions around the country as an exhibitor, trainer, clinician, and judge.
Additionally, Sjolund is past president of the Southwest Virginia Hunter Jumper Association (SWVHJA). She also serves the American National Riding Commission (ANRC) as a board member, judge, steward, trainer, and clinician. She is a former instructor/trainer in the Sweet Briar College Riding Program and was the founding Director of Riding, at Virginia Episcopal School in Lynchburg, Va.
In 2014, Sjolund was awarded the ANRC/USHJA Professional Service award.
In 2015, she was the recipient of the ANRC/USHJA Riding Instructor Award. She regularly gives clinics and judges around the country; including IHSA, IEA, NCAA, local, and USEF rated competitions.