Parelli, Susser Join Forces For ShowChic’s Shop Talk

Wellington equestrians are in for a treat at ShowChic’s upcoming Shop Talk event, set for Monday, Feb. 23. The evening will play host to a sneak peek at the upcoming Emotional Fitness Super Clinic that will be led by Linda Parelli of Parelli Natural Horsemanship and Dr. Jenny Susser, clinical sport psychologist, later this month in California.

While the full-scale clinic will feature two and a half days of instruction designed to help riders and horses develop emotional fitness, Wellington will play host to an abbreviated version through ShowChic’s Shop Talk series.

During the day Monday, Parelli and Susser will give a private invitational clinic at Jessica Jo Tate’s Yellowbird Farm in Wellington. The evening will bring a Shop Talk discussion starting at 6:30 p.m. at ShowChic’s Wellington boutique, in which Parelli and Susser will present the importance of emotional fitness and how horse and rider pairs can learn to overcome anxiety to achieve their goals.

Parelli truly understands the inner workings of a horse. A nationally acclaimed horsemanship expert, she is adored for her ability to connect with horses and help them overcome their natural instincts of fear and panic.

Susser is a sport psychologist with a doctoral degree in clinical health psychology. She is a certified consultant with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology and is on the U.S. Olympic Registry. As a four-year All-American swimmer and as an assistant coach at UCLA, she understands the trials that athletes go through. Her devotion to the athlete led her to work with equestrians as the USET team sport psychologist with the 2012 Olympic Dressage Team and as the team psychologist for the South American Para Dressage Team in 2010.

Now, Parelli and Susser are joining forces to empower both horses and humans to find the emotional fitness they need to make every ride a good one.

Together, the duo is sure to leave the audience feeling more confident. “I want people to know that it doesn’t take talent, it doesn’t take bravery, and it doesn’t take years to get there,” Parelli said. “It takes heart, desire and access to a phenomenal teacher who’s willing to share everything in a way that is simple to understand.”

ShowChic is excited to host the two professionals, especially as this visit to Wellington will mark the first emotional fitness clinic by Parelli and Susser in the United States. A major supporter of dressage and continued education, ShowChic has packed the winter season with an impressive lineup of Shop Talk speakers.

The Shop Talks have been packed this season with riders enjoying the opportunity to learn from the best, while socializing with other dressage enthusiasts and checking out the latest in fashion trends at ShowChic’s mobile boutique.

ShowChic also invites riders to find the best in equestrian fashion and necessities at its Wellington store and its mobile boutique at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. ShowChic carries top products and the latest trends in fashion. For more info., visit or call (561) 319-2121.

ABOVE: Linda Parelli and Dr. Jenny Susser will discuss emotional fitness for the horse and rider at the February ShowChic Shop Talk.