Susan Jane Anstey Dead at 59

Susan Jane Anstey, a key figure in Canadian equestrian and racing circles, died Nov. 9 from cancer. She was 59.

Anstey, from Nobleton, Ontario, was an accomplished rider and fox hunter and published Canada's leading horse magazines Horse Sport, Canadian Thoroughbred, and Horse Canada.

She also bred and raced Thoroughbreds and competed and judged hunters and jumpers. She was also a longstanding member of the Toronto and North York Hunt.

Anstey also served as a director of Jump Canada, as chair of the Media Advisory Committee of the Federation Equestre International and, for the last 12 years, as president of the International Alliance of Equestrian Journalists.

Her survivors include her longtime partner, Michael Van Every, and her daughter, Jennifer Anstey.