E. Sue Bopp - Sue has been with The EMO Agency Inc., since 1986, serving as past president and operating officer at the corporate headquarters in Warrenton, Virginia. She earned a BA degree from Hollins University, is a licensed Agent and a United States Equestrian Federation R-rated judge in Hunters and Hunter Seat Equitation. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Horse Shows Association.
Sue bought her first horse in 1973 from J. Arthur Reynolds, father of Betty Oare and Bucky Reynolds. Sue has actively competed in the Amateur-Owner Hunters over the decades with a variety of trainers, including Bucky Reynolds, Don Stewart and Jonelle Mullen, to name a few. After retiring her champion show hunter Chawton in 2015, Sue is embarking on a new adventure in 2016 with a young Pre-Green Hunter. When time permits, Sue also foxhunts with the Casanova Hunt.
Martha Hall - Martha, a graduate of Oklahoma State University, is a licensed Agent and has been with EMO since 1985. Martha and her late husband, Ronnie Mutch, have been involved at the highest levels of the Hunter/Jumper sport for many decades, with multiple National Champions coming from their stables.
Martha currently shows Jumpers on the A-rated circuit and foxhunts with the Tryon Hounds in North Carolina aboard her mare Lonesome Lola. She previously served on the Board of Directors of the Tryon Riding & Hunt Club from 2005-2008 and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Tryon Hounds.
Michael Moran - Mike has been with The EMO Agency, Inc., since 1989. He's been a professional horseman since 1969, operating his own show stable until 1981. Mike began judging, course designing and commentating in 1979 and began a television/radio career in 1985 as a TV sports anchor and color commentator for all major sports networks (ABC, NBC, ESPN, CED, Sky Sports & the BBC). Mike is also a commercial voice actor and has completed hundreds of commercials for radio and television. He's hosted major auto TV shows for Speed Network and educational films for the equestrian associations.
Mike holds six USEF judge's cards (Hunter, Hunter/Jumping Seat Equitation, Hunter Breeding, Jumper, and course design for Hunters and Jumpers). He's currently the anchor and voice for the HITS Million Dollar Grand Prix series that plays online and on RideTV, which is on DISH Network. He travels to 25-30 shows a year as an official and has voice overs playing on the big screen and during the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas each year.
Mike and his wife Sandra live in Mounds, Oklahoma, where they own Zozimus Equine, a private show stable.
Bascomb Alexander - Born and raised in Fauquier County, Virginia, Bascomb grew up on a horse farm. "My parents bred and boarded horses, and we rode ponies all over the southern end of the county," she said. "We fox hunted with Casanova Hunt and I, along with many friends, showed the Short Circuit shows in the area." Bascomb started at EMO in 1994 as the bookkeeper, and she eventually became a licensed agent. She has worked in the Mortality Department as well as in the Farm and Liability Department.
Amanda Atkins - Amanda was born in Maryland and raised in Fauquier County, Virginia. She graduated from Fauquier High School and worked in the home and auto insurance departments for Nationwide Insurance before joining The EMO Agency, Inc., in 2015, where she works in the Animal Mortality Department.
Stephanie Dean - Stephanie joined EMO's Farm and Liability Department in 2012. She's been in the commercial insurance industry for a number of years, working with a variety of independent agencies. Stephanie lives in Warrenton with her husband and two children.
Stephanie Linthicum - A life-long resident of Virginia’s horse country, Stephanie joined the EMO staff in 2008. She's a licensed agent and currently supports the Equine Mortality Department. Stephanie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from George Mason University (Virginia), has three grown children, and loves to travel and spend time with family and friends.
Victoria Loughborough - Vicki brings with her more than 45 years experience in hunter/jumper showing, as well as a trainer and judge. Vicki is a licensed agent and has been with EMO since 1999. She currently manages the Mortality Department at EMO’s office in Warrenton, Virginia. Her personal pastimes include gardening, canning, sewing, and vacationing to St. John in the Virgin Islands. Vicki resides in Virginia.
Kristen Wapenski - Kristen moved to Northern Virginia in 2014 from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Lake Erie College in Ohio with degrees in biology and equine facility management with concentrations in marketing and business. She joined EMO in 2014 as an insurance agent and customer service representative. Kristen has two horses, Roscoe who is retired, and That's Showbiz, nicknamed "Boone," an off-the-track Thoroughbred who is in training. She's been riding since she was about 8 years old and has successfully competed in Hunters, Jumpers and lower level eventing.
Lisa Boswell - Lisa joined EMO in 2010 and is a lifelong equestrian. She rides, trains and shows horses based out of Wellington, Florida, where she resides with her husband, Rob, a prominent equine veterinarian and their two children.
J. Blake Boyd - Blake has worked for EMO since 2006 and has a degree in economics from Wofford College (South Carolina). He travels the Hunter/Jumper show circuit with his wife Liza Boyd, their two daughters and the family's Finally Farm show stable, home to the three-time champion USHJA International Hunter Derby winner Brunello.
Bil Hartman - Bil has been actively involved in the equine industry for more than 50 years as an exhibitor, events manager, judge and breeder. For more than 40 years he's operated Hi Trot Farm and shown Hackney ponies and Morgans. He's a USEF-licensed steward and has been with EMO since 1994. Bill owns and operates Equestrian Management Services in Norco, California.
Chris Hocutt - Chris has been with EMO since 1997 and manages the EMO West Office in Burbank, California. Chris is an avid competitor in the Western world and has earned many AQHA World Championships and High-Point Awards throughout her highly successful career, most recently with her homebred Bellieve He's Blazing.
Daran Lockhart - Daran joined EMO in 2005 after graduating from the University of Oregon with a degree in religious studies and business. Daran and his wife, Kari, own and operate Poseidon Stables, a Hunter/Jumper facility in Eugene, Oregon. Kari is a successful grand prix show jumper and competes both nationally and internationally.
Mike Lowry - After earning a degree in economics and a master's in international business from the University of Texas - San Antonio, Mike worked in the corporate world for a number of years before following his passion in the equestrian industry and joining EMO in 2013. He's a USEF R-rated judge in Hunters, Hunter Seat Equitation and Jumpers and is also a show announcer. He and his wife Kelly live in San Antonio when they're not traveling the show circuit.
Bill Reightler - Bill has distinguished himself in the Thoroughbred industry, with more than 40 years in the business. After training horses at the Mid-Atlantic tracks for 10 years, Bill has managed top breeding stock and prepped world-class yearlings and stakes horses. In 1999, Bill started the Bill Reightler Sales Agency, where he's a leading sales and bloodstock agent. He's an avid fox hunter and resides in Maryland with his family.
Nate Rolfe - Nate joined EMO in 2010 and has spent his life on farms and around horses. While at the University of Georgia, Nate met Haylie Jayne, a top Hunter/Jumper rider, and the two were married in 2009. Nate and Haylie spend their winters in Wellington, Florida and their summers at the Jayne family's Our Day Farm in Elgin, Illinois.
Drew Taylor - Drew grew up in a family immersed in horses and has been with EMO since 2012. After graduating from the University of Virginia, Drew earned her licenses in insurance, real estate and with the American Quarter Horse Association in Hunters. She's active in the Hunter industry and has served on the Virginia Pony Breeders Association Board of Directions, the National Hunter Pony Breeding Championship Committee and the Virginia Horse Shows Association Pony Hunter Breeding Committee.