Sue McKay (Australia)

Sue McKay, Education Manager for EQUITANA Melbourne and Auckland is looking forward to being a member of the panel judging the innovation awards.  Sue has been involved in running horse events for many years and has competed in a number of disciplines.  She considers horse welfare and rider safety to be priorities and education the key to ensuring we do the best for our horses, whether in competition or turned out in the paddock.

Nerida Richards

Dr Nerida Richards (Australia)

Dr Nerida Richards B Rur. Sc (Hon1) PhD RAnNutr Nerida graduated from the University of New England with a degree in Rural Science in 1999 and a PhD in Equine Nutrition in 2004. Nerida is a registered animal nutritionist (equine) with the Nutrition Society of Australia.

Nerida founded Equilize Horse Nutrition in 2003 and has been working as a consulting equine nutritionist ever since, providing high level technical support to feed and supplement companies in Australia and abroad.

The last 16 years has seen Nerida work with more than 30 companies, focusing on product development, education, research and on-farm support. Nerida also developed and commercialised the FeedXL.com ration balancing software that is used extensively by horse owners here in Australia as well as the USA, Canada, the UK, New Zealand, the Middle East and South East Asia.

Sarah Catherwood (New Zealand)

Sarah is an experienced equine administrator who works on a large Thoroughbred stud in New Zealand. Her primary role is stallion bookings, stud administration and client communication. She also owns the business Elite Frozen Foals New Zealand, an importer of frozen equine semen for show jumping and dressage stallions from Europe.  She breeds both thoroughbreds for racing and sport horses for dressage and jumping. In her spare time she rides in dressage and show jumping.