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Suzanne Warmack

With 50 plus years of riding and competing under her belt, Suzanne has gained a broad range of experience. Born
into a Horse Racing family (Landy Stables of Chicago, Illinois), Suzanne’s first experience on a horse was at about 18 months of age when her father put her on a horse in the Winners’ Circle at Arlington Park Race Rack. That was it! All
she could talk about was horses from that point on. After years of pony rides, lessons began at Blue Ribbon Stables.
Later, Suzanne became a member of the Wayne-DuPage Hunt Pony Club and the Wayne DuPage Hunt where she
got her first taste of true horsemanship. As a junior rider, Suzanne competed all over Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan,
Missouri, and East Coast. Over the years, Suzanne has had some amazing trainers who have influenced her
education and have inspired her. Working with the likes of Tommy MacIntyre, Janet Christie, Charles McDaniel,
Colonel John Russell and Richard Zimmerman on a regular basis have shaped her as a rider and competitor. Clinics
have also been an important experience. Over the years, Suzanne has participated in Jumping and Equitation clinics
with Conrad Homfeld, Michael Matz, Kip Rosenthal, and Jane Healey. Suzanne encourages her students to
participate in clinics regularly. In 1973, Suzanne began studying Dressage at Lamplight Equestrian Center and
competed in a few shows. Today, she continues to study Dressage and frequently brings FEI Level Clinicians to Bel
Canto. Suzanne believes that the best trainers continue to learn, study, and share their knowledge with their
students. Suzanne has competed on the THJA “A” Circuit since about 1984. Since 2000, she has proudly served on
the THJA Board of Directors and has served as President of the THJA 2018-2021.She also serves on the USHJA
National Affiliate Council representing Zone 7. Suzanne has been teaching since 1977. As an advanced Pony
Clubber in Illinois, part of her learning experiences included working with handicapped and disabled riders in the
area. Since then, she has volunteered with Special Olympics both in Illinois and in Texas. Bel Canto Farms is a
USHJA Recognized Riding Academy and is home to two IEA Teams and, most recently, the University of Texas ~
Austin Equestrian Team. In addition to riding, Suzanne has a career in Advertising and Marketing. She is also a
Certified Personal Trainer, Marathon Coach, and musician. Suzanne can be heard playing Chamber Music with her
quartet The Dripping Strings and with The Starlight Symphony Orchestra in Wimberley, Texas.

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