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Susan and Gunnar at the Farm with Geyser


MAY, 2022: My mentor Gunnar Ostergaard with me in a lesson on Geyser. Gunnar Ostergaard continues to come to Hidden Creek on a regular basis for clinics when he is stateside. Message me for dates and availability!

Dartanian Lesson Horse



SPRING, 2022: This is Dartanian, a Hanoverian that I have been lucky to receive from Nicole Ivins at Skip Ahead Farm in New Jersey. He is trained through second level and will be my fancy lesson horse!

Samson in a lesson



SPRING, 2022: This is Phoebe.Phoebe is a thoroughbred mare, owned by Arielle Ostrof, and I’m fortunate to have her temporarily as my other fabulous lesson horse.

Volan Jumping



NOVEMBER, 2021: I’m regretfully announcing the passing of Volan, a superstar on USC Equestrian Team with his owner Kate Eagleton, then came to me to start a new career in dressage, and leased by Amanda Volz. He had a tragic accident playing in his pasture, resulting in a broken tibia in his left hind leg. He was a special horse and loved by everyone.

Samson in a lesson



OCTOBER, 2021: Samson has thumbed his hoof at us all and galloped over to Hay Heaven! He was multitalented-Hunter, Eventer, Dressager, Babysitter, paddock supervisor! He was a good boy, Hidden Creek will miss him!

Geyser and Susan at Tryon 2020




SEPTEMBER, 2021: Geyser and Susan at Tryon Dressage, photo complements of Sharon Packer Photography!

Finn and Dr. Ashley Barton




AUGUST, 2021: My student, Dr. Ashley Barton and her awesome horse Finn, killing it at Stableview Farm this weekend! Congratulations!!

Sasha and Susan

FEBRUARY, 2021: The legendary Sasha Krogager has left us for greener pastures. Sasha Krogager, imported Danish Warmblood was my first teacher dressage teacher. She took me to Prix St. George and won me my Bronze Medal. She also taught many others how to ride. I owned her for 20 years before she died on Feb. 11, 2021 at the age of 32. She taught me so much. Thank you Gunnar and Birgit Ostergaard for finding this special horse for me.

Sasha and SusanSasha and Susan

Geyser and Susan, 2020 Tryon Dressage




OCTOBER, 2020: Geyser and Susan at TryonDressage. What a great team!

Gunnar Ostergaard


JANUARY, 2020: Danish National Champion, Gunnar Ostergaard is now teaching lessons from Hidden Creek Farms on a regular basis.

Please Contact me at 803.609.5300 or email Susan to schedule a lesson with Gunnar.

Geyser at the Show with Susan Todd




MARCH, 2018: It’s official, I earned my USDF Silver Medal with Geyser! Special thank you to my trainer, Amy Mcelroy!! Thank you also to my other horse, Sasha Krogager. The Silver Medal was presented to me for my achievement at Fourth Level and Prix St. Georges.


Geyser Showing at Prix St. George Geyser at the Show

Geyser schooling


MAY, 2015: I have been training heavily with Amy Mcelroy, FEI trainer from Aiken,SC and Gunnar Ostergaard for the last several years and am hoping to show my Danish warmblood, Geyser at Prix St. George very soon. Geyser is pictured schooling at right.

Our current students and boarders, include:

Bella and Catherine Arhnsbrak



Catharine Arhnsbrak, a law student at USC, and her third level Oldenburg mare, Bella. They are photographed here on the left.

Faxy and Tessa Davis


Tessa Davis, a law professor at USC and her Dutch/ thoroughbred cross gelding, Faxy. They are pictured on the right.

Calvin and Adrienne DePaul



Adrienne DePaul with her thoroughbred Calvin. Calvin was a hunter, and is now doing first and second level dressage! Photographed on the left.

Larissa Thurmond


Larissa Thurman and her adorable paint pony, Lacey. Lacey was a police pony, and though consistent and dilirgent work Larissa and Lacey are doing nice first level work! Larissa and Lacey are pictured in a lesson with Susan on the right.



1600 Syrup Mill Road | Blythewood, South Carolina | (803) 609-5300 | Email Susan