Her sister Kathryn was barrel racing at the time and introduced her to the world of speed and rodeo. Kathryn now rides a mare that Susan raised from her very first barrel horse, Lily.
She acquired a wonderful gelding named “Private” and the rest is history. This animal paid all her rodeo expenses and more. He is now retired at the age of 24.
Susan became Vice President of one of the largest Amateur Rodeo Associations in Alberta, Canada, and following those 3 years, President of the CSPRA for 6 years. She has also served on the Board of Directors for the NSPRA for the past 6 years.
She has 3 Canadian barrel racing championships, 2 ribbon running championships, ladies reserve champion all around for the world, two time Frank Sissons Tour winner, first recipient of the Kenny McLean Cowboy of the year buckle, first recipient of the Anne Bowers Memorial Buckle.