As President of Tanma Corp., Susan Chu has partnered with world class equestrian riders and trainers including 2014 Longines FEI World Cup #5 ranked and highest ranking American Show Jumping Champion Kent Farrington, 2008 Olympic Gold Medal winner Eric Lamaze and Canadian Olympian Yann Candele. Susan owns Camelot, a sired Olympic contender Casall, who won the 1.5 meter Marimekko Welcome Stakes at the 2013 Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT and competed in the Hampton Classic in Bridgehampton NY and the Winter Equine Festival in Wellington FL 2013 and 2014. She also previously owned Grand Prix winner Ami Des Gemmes.
Susan’s passion for international show jumping was a result of her feeling a deep connection to the long and extraordinary career of number one horse in the world HIckstead, The beauty and perfection of Eric and Hickstead’s partnership moved Susan and convinced her that this is what she wanted to dedicate the remainder of her life to.
After watching Super Saver and I'll Have Another win while attending their respective Kentucky Derbies, she decided to enter the horse racing world. She has been fortunate to partner with a stellar thoroughbred racing team including three time Kentucky Derby winning Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, some of the most respected training and veterinary professionals and Donato Lanni, one of the top bloodstock agents in the world to find and develop the best horses. She has been remarkably fortunate to have Super Ninety Nine become a contender for the 2013 Kentucky Derby, Chitu run in the 2014 Derby and has several other thoroughbreds with Derby potential in her stable.
Susan, who was born in Taiwan, moved with her family to the United States fifteen years ago Under her direction, Tanma Corporation is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the equestrian competitive arts, and promotes and supports an intense commitment to the humane treatment and continual improvement of equine quality of life for all horses, in every aspect of competition and post-competitive life. She supports Olympic Equestrian programs, and works with the Chinese Taipei Equestrian Association in a consultant capacity on their equestrian programs, as part of Tanma’s commitment to programs to raise interest in all equestrian events internationally. A vocal advocate for humane treatment, Susan also supports several equine rescue projects. A lifelong lover of horses, she has been an accomplished equestrian show jumping for many years. She has three children and her young son Jerry is also an up and coming contender in show jumping. She is a member of the United States Equestrian Team Foundation and the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA).