Devon Horse Show and Country Fair Welcomes 2016 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Induction
FROM RELEASE: April 11, 2016
The full news release is available online at http://www.usefnetwork.com/news/13738/2016/4/11/devon_horse_show_and_country_fair_w.aspx
From West Coast, California's all-time leading lady rider, Susan Hutchison will be inducted on June 2, 2016, at 8pm, into the 2016 Show Jumping Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place at the Devon Horse Show in Devon, PA. Susie's long list of awards and accomplishments includes over 70 grand prix events. (Other inductees are Elizabeth Busch Burke and Katie Monahan Prudent.)
Excerpt from the online article is below…
Susie Hutchison's career in show jumping has been highlighted by nearly four dozen Grand Prix wins. She has represented the United States at six FEI World Cup Finals and the FEI World Equestrian Games. She finished fourth in the 1993 World Cup Final in Gothenburg and topped the World Cup's USA West Coast League standings three times.
Hutchison has earned victories at some of the nation's most prestigious horse shows, winning such events as the Los Angeles National Grand Prix and the Grand Prix of New York at the National Horse Show at Madison Square Garden. She also won the Mercedes Challenge Series in 1989.
In 1992, Hutchison was named American Grandprix Association (AGA) Rider of the Year and was voted Rider of the Year by The Chronicle of the Horse. In 1993, she was the first recipient of the Mark Muller Perpetual Sportsmanship Award of the Pacific Coast Horse Show Association and was Leading Rider of the Desert Circuit Series in Indio, CA.
In 1994, she was selected to ride for the U.S. in the Show Jumping World Championships at the World Equestrian Games in The Hague. Riding her longtime partner Woodstock, on whom she had earned more than 20 top three Grand Prix placings, she helped the U.S. to a fifth place finish.
In 1995, Hutch, as she is known, was nominated for the AHSA Equestrian of the Year Award. She was also voted California Horsewoman of the Year by the California Professional Horsemen's Association (CPHA).
Doubleday had these thoughts of Hutchison's election to the Show Jumping Hall of Fame. "I will always remember how great of a horseperson she was and still is. She got the most out of her horses and it was a treat when she would travel east to compete and win against the major players out here," he said
Hutchison began riding at the Flintridge Riding Club with Hall of Famer Jimmy Williams when she was five years old. Hutchison has served on the U.S.'s Active Rider Committee and was selected to judge the USET Medal Finals in Gladstone, New Jersey.
The trio will be honored at the Hall of Fame's annual induction ceremony, which will be held for the first time at the Devon Horse Show on Thursday evening, June 2, before the start of the $225,000 Sapphire Grand Prix of Devon which is scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m.