Susan J. Stickle Named Official Show Photographer for World Dressage Masters

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Wellington, FL – January 20, 2013 – Susan Stickle has covered dressage and jumpers from the London Olympics to The World Equestrian Games to the World Cup.  Her keen eye and impeccable timing make her a favorite among show managers around the world.  So when it was time to choose a photographer for the World Dressage Masters CDI5* Palm Beach Jan. 24-26, show organizer Noreen O’Sullivan of Wellington Classic Dressage chose veteran photographer Sue Stickle.

“Sue is the epitome of a great show photographer,” O’Sullivan said. “There was no doubt in my mind that she would be covering the World Dressage Masters again this year.”

And Stickle is pleased to return.  “I am so honored to be back at the 2013 World Dressage Masters and, once again, it is so exciting to have this much talent right in my backyard,” she said. “I am looking forward to a fantastic competition at a stunning venue. John Flanagan, Noreen O’Sullivan and the show management team here do such an outstanding job in transforming the Brandon Equestrian Center into a world-class facility for the Masters.”

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An equestrian sports shooter, she has been photographing professionally since 1994, covering local, regional, national and international dressage shows and championships throughout the United States.  She also flies all over the U.S. for private photo/farm shoots.  Stickle has had her work published in equestrian magazines such as Dressage Today, Practical Horseman, Equus, USDF Connection, USA Equestrian, Today’s Equestrian, The Chronicle of the Horse, HorseSport USA and numerous other publications, including non-equestrian publications.

Stickle rode dressage competitively with her chestnut Thoroughbred mare, Bonnie. Some highlights of her competitive career include a high score championship at training level and going on to compete through the lower levels. Her love of horses and her knowledge of dressage have given her a wonderfully keen eye that is reflected in her work.

In addition to the horses, she shoots landscapes as well as underwater photography. Her print of the World Trade Center Tribute in Lights hangs in the U.S. Customs Department Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

As a professional photographer and graphic designer, Stickle keeps up to date with all the technology offered in the photo industry, attending classes whenever possible. As a result, she offers the highest quality products to her customers.

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To see a gallery of her work, visit For more information, contact her at or call 973.885.3203.

To learn more about World Dressage Masters, visit

To buy World Dressage Masters tickets, go to or call Maria Feola at 561-282-5334 and 561-282-5301 or by email at


For more Wellington Classic Dressage/World Dressage Masters show information, visit or check out the Facebook page at

World Dressage Masters Palm Beach CDI5* Fast Facts

North America’s only World Dressage Masters event, part of the richest dressage series in the world. Up to 20 of the world’s top dressage stars will compete for €100,000 EUR (about $130,000 USD) in prize money at the WDM Palm Beach.

January 23-27, 2013

Palm Beach County Jim Brandon Equestrian Center
Okeeheelee Park South
7500 Forest Hill Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33413

Official Show Organizer:
Wellington Classic Dressage
Noreen O’Sullivan 561-227-1570 or John Flanagan 561-714-9058

Social media links:
Website: and

Ticket sales and information:
Maria Feola: 561-282-5334 and 561-282-5301 or

Competition schedule:

*Gates open at 11:00 a.m. each day for WDM Palm Beach ticket holders only. Tickets will not be available for purchase at the gate. Ticket holders are encouraged to arrive for Saturday evening’s Grand Prix Freestyle at 5:30 p.m.

* Friday, Jan. 26:
2 p.m. to 5 p.m. – WDM Nürnberger Grand Prix

* Saturday, Jan. 27:
2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – WDM Grand Prix Special
7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. – WDM Grand Prix Freestyle

WDM Presenting Partner:
Axel Johnson Group

WDM Official partners:
Team EXQUIS, Nürnberger Versicherungsgruppe

WDM Official supplier:
Jerich International

WDM Global Media Partner:

Media inquiries:

Phelps Media Group International
12012 South Shore Blvd., Suite 105
Wellington, FL 33414

Mason Phelps or Sue Weakley
561-753-3389 (phone)
561-753-3386 (fax)

Media Credentials:

Phelps Media Group International
12012 South Shore Blvd., Suite 105
Wellington, FL 33414

Carrie Wirth
508-698-6810 (phone)
508-698-6811 (fax)

Past WDM results, as well as complete WDM Rider Rankings, can be found on the WDM website:

For more information about Wellington Classic Dressage, visit or check out the Facebook page at

To learn more about World Dressage Masters, visit

Sue Weakley for Phelps Media Group, Inc. International

Phelps Media Group, Inc.
12012 South Shore Blvd #105
Wellington, FL 33414
561-753-3389 (phone)
561-753-3386 (fax)

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