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This profile was last updated on 3/13/01  and contains information from public web pages.

Mrs. Sallie J. Sexton

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Phone: (610) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  Middleburg , Virginia , United States
The National Show Hunter Hall of Fame
325 Montgomery Avenue
Haverford , Pennsylvania 19041
United States

Company Description: The NSHHF was founded in 1995 as a tax-exempt organization for the following purposes: bullet Educating the equestrian public and competition spectators on the...   more

Employment History

  • Judge


  • Bryn Mawr College
Web References
In The Country--November 27, 1998, 13 Mar 2001 [cached]
Legendary horsewoman Sallie J. Sexton of Middleburg , Va. , recipient of the American Horse Shows Association's Lifetime Achievement Award in 1992 and a member of the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame , died at Loudoun Memorial Hospital in Leesburg , Va. , on Nov.13 after a short illness.She was 86.
Mrs. Sexton grew_up on her father's 1 , 000-acre Bryn Du Farm in Ohio , and she began riding on ponies that worked in her father's coal mines.After graduating from Bryn_Mawr College ( Pa. ) , she returned to manage the farm's Hereford cattle operation and its inn and golf_course , and to raise and train horses and riders.She was also master of the Rocky Fork Hunt ( now the Rocky Fork-Headley Hunt ) during World War II and produced plays in a local theater.In 1976 she sold Bryn Du Farm and moved to Virginia.
Mrs. Sexton's impact on horse showing was wide and deep.She trained more than a dozen American Horse Shows Association national champions in both the performance and breeding divisions.A knee injury had kept her from riding for the last 30 years , so she had concentrated on showing young horses on the line and training riders ever since.Her champions included Front And Center , Masquerade , Innisfree , King Arthur , Excalibur , The Cowardly Lion , Night Music , Royal Flirt and Harvard Square.
In June , Mrs. Sexton showed April Fool to win the broodmare class at Upperville ( Va. ) for the second consecutive year , and she had planned to show the mare again in 1999 to try to retire the trophy.And just before her death , Mrs. Sexton had coached Alexis Flippen of Woodside , Calif. , in the side-saddle classes at the Middleburg Classic ( Va. ) and Washington International ( D.C. ) . At Washington , Mrs. Sexton coached Flippen by cellular phone because she wasn't able to travel to the show.
Mrs. Sexton had been a licensed judge since the AHSA first began licensing officials more than 50 years ago.She was respected for judging horses strictly on their merits , whether her decision was popular or not.
In a 1996 Chronicle interview , Mrs. Sexton noted , I honestly don't do as much judging as I used to because I'm not what they want anymore.I think this stride counting is very overblown.I will and have pinned a horse that jumps beautifully , whether they put in an extra stride or leave one out..
Mrs. Sexton also served on several AHSA committees , including the Hunter , Hunter Breeding and Exhibitors committees.
At any formal or informal meeting , Mrs. Sexton could and did command the floor with her brutally candid style.In the late 1960s she convinced her fellow horsemen to support AHSA officials' efforts to write a far stronger drug rule , despite threats against her.
On Nov.3 , California voters passed Proposition 6 , a referendum that made it a felony to sell or export horses that will be slaughtered for human consumption.Some 59 percent of the 6.7 million ballots cast favored the measure.
Stallions & Breeding - The Equiery, 3 Jan 2007 [cached]
The renowned Sallie Sexton was the judge.
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