This year’s Michigan Horse Council Volunteer of the Year award goes to an individual that has played a unique role in the development of the Michigan Horse Council as well as Michigan Trails. Through adversity, growth, and accomplishments this individual has continued to be at the forefront with her unwaivered willingness to help.
The Michigan Horse Council is proud to award the 2020 Volunteer of the Year award to Sue Armstrong.
Sue’s initial involvement with the equine industry started with the Michigan Trails and riding for the past 30 years. At the age of 35 Sue would own her first horse. Her dream was to always camp and ride with her horses and husband and this was achieved through the Michigan Trails.
Sue has been the President of the Pinckney Trail Riders for the past 10 years. Her passion for trails has been driven by seeing improvements and advances with the facilities of trails throughout the State of Michigan.
Throughout the past ten years Sue has become more involved with the Michigan Horse Council with recently serving as a board of director as well as serving as treasurer currently. Sue has been very active with the Michigan Horse Council through implementing modern accounting programs. Through the implementation of these programs it will set the Council up for future success.
Her passion for the Horse Council is driven by the cohesive voice that the Council has to provide within the equine industry along with the benefits it provides to the individuals within the industry such as trails, scholarship opportunities, and various other segments.
Sue is thankful for all the individuals that have done so much and would like to specifically thank Colonel Don Packard and Jean Ligon for their continued leadership and wealth of knowledge that has been provided to the Horse Council. Sue is also greatly appreciative for all industry partners that have influenced her success.
Sue would like to thank her husband of 41 years, Ray Armstrong for his continued partnership and supporting her through all the various projects.
Congratulations to Sue Armstrong, 2020 Michigan Horse Council Volunteer of the year award!