American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) judge and professional horsewoman Suzy Jeane has been hired as Texas A&M’s equestrian’s horsemanship coach. She will be an assistant reining coach and spearhead recruiting efforts for all Western riders on the Aggie equestrian team.

Jeane was the 2004 AQHA Professional Horsewoman of the Year and became the first female president of the National Snaffle Bit Association (NSBA) in 2000. She also has raised, bred and shown many world champions in several breeds. She and her husband, Joe, operate Down the Rail Performance Prospects, where they have had 25 world class stallions and four AQHA and NSBA Hall of Fame inductees.

Jeane has been an AQHA and NSBA judge for 23 years, serving as the AQHA Director At Large and currently sits on the Show and Contest Committee and the Youth World Cup Committee.

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