About Susan Kuehn
Susan is an accomplished and successful Horseman. Her life has been dedicated to breeding, training, and showing Arabian horses. She specializes in starting young riders and horses in all disciplines, from walk trot to National Champions.
Susan began riding at age 3 on her Uncle’s ranch in South Dakota. This experience sparked a love affair with horses and a life in the equestrian world. She continued to ride in Texas and at 10 was cleaning stalls and feeding horses for riding privileges. She got her first horse, Danny Boy, from her Uncle’s ranch at age 13. He was an unbroke 3-year-old Quarter horse. She gently trained him for Western Pleasure, taking him to local shows and the County Fair.
When Susan was 15 she received for her Birthday her first Arabian Show horse, DayDream Zameel. Susan began showing in local and regional Class A shows in Saddle Seat and Western Pleasure. Together Daydream Zameel and Susan won many blue ribbons and Championships. This experience expanded her interest in English Pleasure and Saddle Seat riding.
Susan continued her education after High School at William Woods College in Fulton Mo, She double majored in Equestrian Science and Fine Arts and graduated with a BFA in 1980. At William Woods, she rode American Saddlebreds under Gayle Lampe. She also rode Hunt Seat and Western Pleasure expanding her knowledge on good Horsemanship,
In 1985 she founded Darley Farms in Wausau WI. Darley Farms was a full-service Equestrian center offering riding lessons, training, and breeding services, Susan bred over 40 National winning Arabians. Susan coached and taught many young riders to win local, Regional and National awards, including her daughter, Ashley Ann Buelt.
Closing Darley Farms in 2011 opened new opportunities to move to the West. Susan is located in Scottsdale Az and continues to ride her Half Arabian Duchess.
Susan is thrilled to be able to once again share her love of riding and horsemanship skills with students at Desert Palms.