English Equestrian Faculty
Rusty Miller opened Rusty Miller Show Horses immediately after graduating from the University of Findlay in 1984 with a B.S. in Equestrian Studies. He has been training, coaching, and showing within multiple breed associations ever since. In 2008, Rusty received the coveted Appaloosa Horse Club Trainer of the Year. This accomplishment was a validation of his success with his clients winning over 130+ National and World Championships, while personally earning over 40+ World and National Championships.
In addition to the ApHC, Miller is involved with several other breed associations including the American Paint Horse Association, the Palomino Horse Breeders Association and the American Quarter Horse Association. Over the years, he has won numerous World and Reserve World Champions in the Paint Horse Association and Palomino Horse Breeders Association. He has trained and coached exhibitors to multiple Reserve Championship titles and numerous Top 10 placings at the All American Quarter Horse Congress, along with Year End High Point awards within the AQHA.
Sue King instructs equestrian students in eventing, a new area of focus for the program. Eventing includes the disciplines of dressage, cross-country and show jumping. King has competed in and taught three-day eventing for 30 years. She graduated from Wittenburg University in Springfield, Ohio, and holds a master’s degree in education from Syracuse University in Syracuse, N.Y. After building multiple programs around the country, King has drawn on her past experience to create a top eventing program at the University of Findlay.
Lacie grew up just east of Cleveland, Ohio, riding at Maypine Farms (now Maypine Flagship), a hunter and jumper show and lesson facility. There she dedicated her time to working, riding, showing, and assisting with summer camps for several years, under the instruction of several accomplished trainers in the hunter/jumper industry. After graduating from the University of Findlay in 2007 from the Equine Business Management and Equestrian programs, she began a training and lesson program, as well as coached an IEA team, at a facility here in Findlay. She currently has been managing a local boarding facility since 2012, where she continues a small training, lesson and show business, which compliments her responsibilities as our freshman co-ordinator of the English equestrian students.
Brittany Veninger is a graduate of the University of Findlay. In May of 2015, she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S, double majoring in English Equestrian Studies and Marketing, with a minor in International Business. She then continued her education at the University of Findlay graduating with an MBA in Organizational Leadership in May of 2017.
During her undergraduate years, she was captain of the IHSA Hunt Seat Team and went on to be the graduate assistant for the University's riding program and IHSA team. She has coached students to IHSA national champion titles, reserve national championship titles, and top ten finishes.
Upon graduating her master's program, Brittany worked at Limelight Farm in Bedford, N.Y. as an assistant trainer. She was responsible for the day-to-day running of the facility along with teaching riders of all ages and skill levels. She took students to numerous AA rated horse shows, prepped top show horses for sale and competition, and coached a successful IEA team.
Brittany then had the opportunity to become an assistant coach at Bridgewater College. At Bridgewater she coached a top 3 finisher at IHSA Nationals, as well as the champion of the IHSA Metropolitan Equitation Finals held at The Longines Masters of New York. In addition to coaching she taught a number of on campus equine classes, and was a riding instructor for the equestrian program.
Brittany is now the head coach of University of Findlay's IHSA Hunt Seat Team, and the Hunter/Jumper instructor for the riding program.