Susan Sexton was one of the world’s first professional equine photographers specializing in dressage. She has been published in numerous industry magazines, given presentations on the art of equine photography and up until her death was the official photographer at a variety of equine events including the 1996 Olympic Games, Dressage At Devon, the World Equestrian Games, the World Cup, the NEDA Fall Show, and countless others.
This web site is a tribute to her life and work. It contains samples of her photography and writing as well as stories written by family and friends in the Susan Stories section. We’re also maintaining the original version of her web site (which went live in 1996) and the most recent version available just prior to the launch of this version.
Susan was a very pragmatic person and left clear instructions for us about what to do after she “crossed the finish line” (as she liked to say). Specifically, she asked us to continue trying to sell her photos so, if you’re interested in licensing any of the photos on this site, please contact us.
If you would like to make a donation in Susan’s name, we are recommending you donate to any of the following non-profit organizations:
Susan impacted the lives of many people over the years. We repeatedly hear from horse owners how they grew up looking at horse magazines marvelling at her photos. On her passing, we are touched to see just how profound her impact has been. Read what others have said about Susan (in no particular order):
- Traveling Wee Horse (tribute to Susan on Facebook)
- On Twitter
- EPNet (login required)
- Dressage Daily
- Terri Miller
- Dogs n’ horses Blog
- The Chronicle of the Horse forum
- The Chronicle of the Horse on Vision 18 and Wee Traveling Horse
- Ultimate Dressage forum
- Horse Sports Photography Blog (dedication)
- Captive Spirit Blog
- ImageEquine Blog
- Adventures of a Shuttermonkey Blog
- Susan: Still Inspiring
- Welcome 2010! Come on in…
- Wee Horse Visits Florida