William Bell – Director District 4 -Ward William and his wife, Jenny, live on the family farm in Ward, SC.
They have 4 children: David, Satcher, Catherine, & Tyler.
They also have 8 horses, 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 donkeys and 2 buffalo.
Many SC horsemen have met them at their Wonderful Weekend in Ward trail ride since its beginning in 1999.
William graduated from Clemson University with a BS in Agricultural Mechanization & Business.
He has been a full time farmer for over 30 years.
William worked for President George W.
Bush from 1990-1992 as USDA South East Regional Director of the Rural Development Administration.
He is a member of SC Cattleman’s Association, Forestry Association, Saluda County Soil & Water Commissioner, as well as the SC Horsemen’s Council.
William was a candidate for SC Commissioner of Agriculture in 2006.
He and his wife, Jenny, enjoy trail riding, working horses, running their cattle operation, and hosting trail riding events. 6 Susan Sorenyi– Sander: Director District 4 – Aiken Susan is the widow of Istvan Sorenyi-Sander, Royal Hungarian Riding and Driving Master, Venzuelan Olympic Team Coach, clincian and trainer.
Susan obtained her BA in Geology from Wellesley College, an MA in Education from Columbia University Teachers College, and attended Cornell University for microbiological studies.
She spent 15 years in Venezuela, teaching high school Science, English, Spanish and ESL.
She served as a Microbiologist at NY State Veterinary Diagnostic Lab.
She also taught high school Biology, Spanish and Adult ED, and ESL for the Aiken County School District.
She is currently retired to her horse farm in Aiken, SC.
She speaks Spanish and German.
Susan has started, trained.
Ridden, and rehabilitated Thoroughbreds, Warmbloods, Quarter horses and Paints.
She is an avid horse person and belongs to Hitchcock Woods Foundation, the Nature Conservancy, the Aiken County Open Land Trust, Equine Rescue of Aiken, the Aiken SPCA, and Carolina TESOL.
She enjoys participating in pet therapy in nursing homes , gardening, rescuing stray animals, and visiting her relatives who are spread around the world.
Susan has been helping us advertise and promote the Annual Expo in the Aiken area.
She helped to setup and man the SCHC booth at the Aiken Steeplechase this past year.
She brings a wealth of talent and experience to our organization. District 4 Director – Diana Hunt- Aiken Diana is a freelance photojournalist specializing in equestrian, outdoor recreation and travel subjects.
Her work has appeared in national and regional publications.
Most recently that includes The Aiken Horse and HighOnAdventure.com.
In her professional career, Diana has been editor of an international inflight magazine, bureau chief for a travel trade magazine; coowner of the Hunt/Edwards PR Group; National Media Director for Winter Park Resort, Marketing Manager for Denver Botanic Gardens, PR director for the Colorado Horse Park and a former editor of a quarterly publication, Easy Street: The Lifestyle Magazine of Greater Aiken (SC).
A lifelong horsewoman, she has fox hunted, competed in eventing and dressage, enjoyed extensive trail riding and was actively involved in creating a county-wide trail system in Colorado.
She moved to Aiken in 2006 and is a member of Aiken Ladies Aside (a side saddle club); she trail rides and shows her Andalusian gelding in breed shows and dressage. Tommy Doyle – Director District 5 – Charleston Tommy Operates Palmetto Carriage Works, LTD of Charleston.
Tommy has been involved with horses and carriage operations since the tender age of 5 in the family business.
He truly exemplifies our SCHC bumper slogan, “SC horses mean SC business.” Tommy serves as President of the Carriage Operators of North America.
In that capacity, he participated in and addressed the American Horse Council Forum on the Welfare of the Horse, convened in Washington, DC, this past June.
Tommy explained the standards of care for carriage horses and how they monitor them constantly to ensure they are fit to work in their local conditions.
He also serves on the Board of the Animal Welfare Council and on the Board of the Unwanted Horse Coalition.
His wife, Herdi and Son, Thomas reside in Charleston.
A true spokesman for the horse, Tommy Doyle is a great addition to the Board of Directors for the South Carolina Horsemen’s Council.
We appreciate his input as our council strives to promote, protect, and improve the horse industry in South Carolina. 7 Gini Quade – Director District 5 – Beaufort Gini Quade lives in Beaufort, SC with her husband, Tim and three children Josephine 10, Harrison 8, and William 6.
Gini moved to SC from Montana where she grew up with horses and served as a horse wrangler in the Montana back country.
She has been involved with horses for over 30 years in various capacities.
She obtained her BS degree in Equine Studies from Lake Erie College and has had various work assignments in equestrian facility management, instructing, and training.
She currently manages Longfield Stables at Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, SC which is a top flight equestrian facility with a comprehensive equine program.
She serves as an instructor for Hunter/Jumping, Dressage, and Western riding.
Gini has a lot of equine knowledge and experience.
We look forward to her participating on the Board of Directors as a District 5 Director. Director at Large: Bill Steele – Fort Mill Bill is the Director of the Ann Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill, SC.
Bill, his wife, Janet, son Will, and daughter, Baillie are an equestrian family.
Bill manages 54 horses for the Greenway and boards an additional 32 horses for area people.
Bill graduated from Clemson University with a BS in Forest Management in 1986 & a MS in Wetland Ecology in 1993.
He has worked as a computer hardware technician for National Computer Corp.
He worked as a Graduate Assistant at Clemson, and an Ag.
He worked for the NC Forest Service as a Water Quality Forester in Rocky Mount, Whiteville, and Mt.
He also worked for the SC Forestry Commission as a BMP Forester in Walterboro, SC prior to taking his current position with Leroy Springs & Co.
Bill is a Certified Prescribed Fire Manager, certified chainsaw operator, IFR/Seaplane pilot rating, and mule skinner.
He belongs to the Society of American Foresters, SC Registered Forester # 1431, NC Registered Forester # 1055.
In his spare time, he enjoys bow hunting and fly fishing.
Bill is an elder at Grace Presbyterian Church.
Bill was active in helping with the SETC as well as becoming a valuable source of knowledge on equine trails management.
Bill is Chairman of the Trails Committee.
He also worked on the SETC and the annual Expo. Director at Large: Dee Cross – Central Dee and his wife Betty Jo live in Central, SC.
They have a daughter, Deena Jo, and a son, Bruce.
Dee earned his BS degree from Austin Peay State Univ.
In Clarksville, TN and his MS and PhD at the University of Kentucky.
Dee has over 30 years in research, teaching, and university extension work.
He has been involved with equine Research at Clemson University and at the corporate level for the past 20 years.
He is a Professor Emeritus of Animal & Veterinarian Science at Clemson.
He serves as President/CEO of Equi-Tox, Inc, a pharmaceutical research and development company that he founded.
Dee belongs to the American Society of Animal Science, he is Board Certified on the American Registry of Animal Scientists, a member of the Equine Nutrition and Physiology Society, and a member of the American Horse Council.
Dee has also been involved with his cattle farm since 1973.
He has been a member of the SCHC since its beginning.
He enjoys working cattle with horses and trail riding.
He also enjoys golf and flying as a pilot.
Dee assisted with the SETC and the Annual Expo.
He is also working on establishing an SCHC Advisory Committee composed of SC Equine groups.
We are truly fortunate to have someone with Dee’s experience, knowledge, and expertise serving on our Board.
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