Almonte, ON, K0A 1A0
The real path to her dream started as a child at an Ottawa horse farm that was organized for the disabled. Watching how horses live in the moment and do not judge made a life long impact. Over the years, Susan rode, showed, Evented, became a Technical Delegate, a Stadium Jumper Judge and ground jury member. She is an active participant in pony club activities, a current member of the Ottawa Valley Hunt and has attended a large variety of educational and leadership courses and clinics and finally, one day Susan purchased Willaway Farm and became the proprietor of many possibilities. Horses have shaped her life in many ways and now she had the venue to help them to help others.
Willaway Farm expanded her goal of making a difference to someone every day. There is a culture of love, respect and sharing that the boarders, lesson takers and staff embrace. It fosters a family feeling, with the horses as the bond and Susan as the facilitator. Our motto is “Where there is a Will, there is a Way.”
Since 1986, Susan has enjoyed a successful career in Real Estate, counselling, guiding and supporting hundreds of the most important, emotional and financial changes most people ever go through. Working with a company with a distinct culture, Susan has sat on both the local and international Agent Leadership Councils, helping to represent other agents. With her participation in the start up of the KWO Cares committee and becoming a founding Director of the charitable “Foundation for Giving”, Susan found a way to make her goal of making a difference to others part of her legacy in Real Estate. Annually Susan has organized a team for the MS Walk, in memory of her Father, and has been involved with a variety of boards in various areas from community to equine.
Mothering three wonderful children has been perhaps Susan’s greatest achievement and the one for which she is most grateful and proud.
Susan is now bringing the wisdom of horses to people of all abilities and needs. Her home and horses provide a safe sanctuary for people learning about themselves and their relationships with others, fostering better communications and giving all types of partnerships a new avenue to flourish. Colleagues, therapists, farm partners, boarders and her children all have roles to play in the development of a place of self-learning, acceptance and commitment. Susan is living her best life by sharing the abundance that she has been given with others and building a place where respect is prominent, grief is accepted as part of life and joy is found.