Who We Are

Susan Stickle & Jonna Koellhoffer

Sue & Jonna met in 1983 at the Broken Wheel Ranch in Livingston, NJ. Both were barn rats who spent every spare minute with each other and their horses. When they started showing and photographing each other at the shows, other competitors asked to be photographed as well. Thus was the beginning of SusanJStickle.com Equestrian Photography. It was a few years before Sue & Jonna went pro and devoted all their time to building their business to what it is today.

Equine sports photographer Susan Stickle has been shooting professionally since 1994, covering private and product shoots, local, regional, national and international dressage shows and championships throughout the United States.

Susan also covered dressage, eventing and show jumping at international competitions including at the World Cup Finals, World Equestrian Games and the Olympic Games. She regularly travels around the country on assignment for farm and editorial shoots. Whether it's horses, dogs, or products, Sue's knowledge, expertise and experience are visible in every image. Please contact her for more info.   

Sue and Jonna have spent the past 12 years putting together an outstanding team of professional dressage photographers that work with them at the larger venues they cover. 

 Susan’s work has been published in Dressage Today, Practical Horseman, EQUUS, USDF Connection, Equestrian Magazine, Today's Equestrian, The Chronicle of the Horse and HorseSport USA as well as numerous other equestrian and mainstream publications, websites and books. 


When not photographing horses, Sue enjoys shooting landscapes as well as underwater scenes. Her image of the World Trade Center Tribute in Lights hangs in the U.S. Customs Department Headquarters in Washington, DC.  

As a professional photographer and graphic designer, Sue stays up to date with all the technology offered in the photo industry, attending classes whenever possible. As a result, she offers the highest quality products to her customers and is one of the most sought after equestrian photographers in the industry.​

Jonna Koellhoffer manages the day to day operations of the business and fills in as a photographer whenever necessary.  

For more information, please contact them at susanjstickle@gmail.com call 973.885.3203 

Sue is available for private photo shoots at your facility. In addition to extremely competitive advertising rates, we also offer design services to cover all your advertising needs. 

As both Sue and Jonna rode dressage competitively, owning horses and having competed gives them a great understanding of what the dressage rider is looking for. They are horse lovers to the bone and being behind the cameras allows them to work and play at the same time! As always, they are dedicated to the needs of the competitor. 

Photographs Created By Susan J Stickle & Jonna J Koellhoffer Are Protected Under Copyright Laws And May Not Be Reproduced in Any Form. 

Our Mission: "We've got you covered"  

To Provide Our Customers with Professional, Top Quality, Photo, Ad Design Services at Affordable Rates. 

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The best people for your photography needs are experienced professionals who have been competitors themselves -- give us try, see the difference.  

A little of what our customers have shared with us: 

    "I just wanted to let you that I received the downloadable files for the photos I purchased from you from the show. I have to admit, that I had waited this long because of the price - I had never paid that much for photos before - but after I received them I think they were worth every penny. You made it look as if you are right there - the images are so real and I know these are the only photos I will have of this momentous occasion!" 

   "Thank you so much for spending time with me today going over the photographs from Nationals. Your beautiful photographs are such a treasure to me. The event itself was a blur--complicated, conflicting emotions, demands, desires. Of course we want to savor such experiences, but the reality is that sometimes old patterns, stress, tension, passion, anxiety etc as well as just the enormity of the task are overwhelming and some of the sweetness of the moment can get missed. By preserving with your talented hands and skilled eyes the beauty and emotion of the weekend, you give me the opportunity to recapture the feelings of awe, joy, gratitude and love I felt for my horse, and for everyone and everything that got me there. Your images moved me to tears more than once." 

 "These pictures are terrific! I've been waiting to get photos like this and you've captured the exact moment I've been looking for."

"I look for SusanJStickle.com at every show, I really rely on their services to help improve my riding."

 "The photographs are beautiful! Not only are they great but you were able to capture my horse's character on film."