BALLSTON SPA - D. Susan Knight passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, unexpectedly at the age of 53.
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Born in Atlanta, Ga., she was the daughter of Ronald M. Seaman and Mary Helen (Yelton) Seaman.
She married Thomas J. Knight July 14, 1984, on the Melody Herford Ranch in Jackson, Wyo., and moved to Saratoga Springs in 1985.
Sue graduated from Cornell University in 1981 with a bachelor's degree in animal science in hopes of becoming a veterinarian. She played on the Cornell women's polo team and was part of a national championship team. After graduation, she worked and played polo in Georgia, Florida and Wyoming.
Sue moved to Saratoga Springs to become head coach of Skidmore College's men's and women's polo teams, the first woman to do so.
She went on to start her own riding and training business in Ballston Spa, with her husband. Sue specialized in helping people with problem or difficult horses and taught many adults and children the joy of riding. She continued playing polo in New York and the Northeast.
Her mother, Mary Helen, predeceased her in 2003.
Sue leaves behind her husband of 28 years, Thomas J. Knight; her father, Ronald M. Seaman and his wife, Leoncia; her sisters, Kathryn (Seaman) Harackiewicz and Pamela (Seaman) McCormick; her brother, Ronald M. Seaman Jr.; and several nieces and nephews.
She will be missed for her passion and commitment to helping horses and their owners develop and build long-lasting relationships and introduce people to the world of horses.
A memorial service will be held at noon Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at the Skidmore Chapel on the campus of Skidmore College, 805 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs.
Arrangements are under the direction of William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 N. Broadway, 584-5373.
Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneralhome.com.
Published in The Saratogian on Jan. 12, 2013