WIHS Leaderboard Spotlight: Children’s Hunter 

Name: Emily Sudderth
Age: 18
Hometown: Tampa, FL
Trainer: Clair Kellner
Barn and Location: Kingsmeade Farm in Lutz, FL
Division: WIHS Children’s Hunter
Emily Sudderth is a 18 year old from Tampa Florida, she currently attends Plant High School
and furthering her education at Berry College in the fall where she plans to ride on their
equestrian team. She has been showing “I’ll say JSF” aka Levi, a 14 year old Belgian warmblood
for about 2 years with her trainer Clair Kellner. This past year she qualified for all three indoor
finals as well as WIHS, but sadly wasn’t able to attend the horse show.
Emily Suddereth and “I’ll say JSF” are on the road to WIHS (Andrew Ryback)
Question: Is this your first time attending WIHS? If not, what have you qualified in before?

Answer: Yes! I qualified in 2022 in the Children’s but wasn’t able to attend unfortunately.

Q: What are you most excited to experience at the horse show?

A: I’m most excited to experience the competitive atmosphere with the top riders, horses and
trainers around me! It’s so cool when you see riders you have been looking up to your whole life
in person!

Q: How long have you been riding the horse(s) you’ve qualified?

A: I have been riding I’ll Say JSF aka Levi for about 2 years now!

Q: If you have attended WIHS Before, what makes this show stand out from the rest?

A: I have not attended before, but I would love to!

Q: Are there other classes you competed in? (i.e. Jumpers, ponies, eq)?

A: I compete on my other horse Mascarpone aka Hannah in the Children’s Hunter also! We used to
do the 3’3 but we have recently brought her back from an injury these past couple years!

Q: What horse show is your favorite besides WIHS?

A: I really love Wellington SFHJA Charity or WEC Ocala!

Q: What’s your horse’s favorite snack?

A: Levi LOVES sour gummy worms!

Q: If it was raining at the barn and you couldn’t ride, what’s one thing you would be excited to do?

A: Obviously grooming or bathing my horse! I love getting them clean and shiny!

Written By: Savannah Roberts, WIHS Intern 
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