No stranger to coaching at the collegiate level, Suzanne Flaig brings experience in the Hunter Seat classes to Oklahoma State's equestrian program.
During her coaching career, Flaig has coached four individual national champions. Her 2008 team earned a number one seed in the Varsity National Equestrian Tournament. In 2007, she led her team to the second overall seed at the Varsity National Tournament by compiling the second-best overall record. In her career, she has coached 18 regional champions, 12 zone champions, four national champions and two reserve national champions. In 2008, Flaig led her Hunt Seat team to a fourth place finish at the Varsity National Championship as well as a victory in the Central Championships, the Big 12 tournament equivalent.
Flaig has coached at both Penn State and her alma mater, Miami of Ohio, where she took all of her teams to nationals and had several top-five finishes. Flaig has also helped coach three individuals to national championships and one to a reserve national championship.
In addition to coaching, Flaig was an intercollegiate rider at Miami. She won several regional and zone championships and was an IHSA national champion in 1991. While she was most successful in the hunt seat, she also competed in the western and reining divisions. She has trained and shown horses extensively outside of the intercollegiate ranks.
Flaig and her husband, Michael, have an eight-year-old daughter, Grace, and a four-year-old son, Jacob.