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The Training philosphy at Melissa Sexton Show Horses is to provide a quality education for  both horse and rider.   The development of  riding skills and training foundations  suitable for Breed Show competition ranging from Novice to World Show levels are the focus of learning and training.  Melissa is also available for clinics.  She has a talent for not only training champions but also the gift of communication to explain her successful training program to exhibitors so that they too can become successful winners in the show arena.   
Melissa Sexton Performance Horses

At Melissa Sexton Show Horses, we take care to provide our clients with high quality services personalized for their unique needs.  With a Bachelor of Science in Equine Sciences from Colorado State University, Melissa posseses the colligate education to facilitate her practical background.  This adds a wealth of knowledgeable resources for her clientele's experience. 

She is a member of the Professional Horsemen and an AQHA*APHA*NSBA Judge.
If you are looking for guidence in finding the proper mount that will meet your needs then contact Melissa.  She obtains a unique ability to match riders to suitable horses to facilitate a successful show ring relationship.

World Champion Trainer and Exhibitor Melissa Sexton is a highly accomplished equine specialist. She has won numerous World Championship Titles, the first being in 1978.  She has a lifetime involvement owning, training, coaching, breeding, exhibiting and judging.

    Her most recent training and exhibition credits include:

    *   2013 AQHA World  Show Int Champion in Perf. Halter Mare
    *   2008 NSBA World Champion 3 yr. old Trail
    *  2007 AQHA World Champion Performance Halter Gelding

She has achieved multiple AQHA  World Show Top 10 and Finalist finishes in Western Riding, Trail, Hunter Hack, and Halter, as well as, promoting several horses to AQHA Champion and Superior Awards.

Her clients have also enjoyed many wins on the National and World Show scene. Please see the "Winners Circle" page for the many success her clients have had over the years.

Breed Show Hunters Under Saddle From Start to Finish- Book

Written by  well-known trainer and AQHA, APHA & NSBA Judge,  Melissa Sexton.  Show Hunters Under Saddle is a comprehensive guide to training and showing horses in this discipline. It takes the reader from assessing the potential of a young horse's conformation and movement, to training and exhibiting the animal in terms of what constitutes a ribbon-winning performance. The book also addresses the differences between these show hunters and those of the "English" hunter world, as well as such training considerations as reschooling an older horse and techniques to deal with the strong Thoroughbred influence in many of today's breed show horses.

Throughout the book, the author stresses the importance of giving horses a solid foundation that will benefit them not only in the Hunter Under Saddle division but elsewhere in the show arena, and as otherwise responsive and educated mounts.

Whether you ride a horse that shows exclusively in the Hunter Under Saddle division or one that also takes part in Western classes, this book will teach you everything you need to know to get to the winner's circle. 

​Get a signed copy of Melissa's Book "Breed Show Hunters Under Saddle - From Start to Finish". Learn many good tips in building the foundation blocks of your horse's training. How to stay consistent in a solid training program that makes sense to both you an your horse.

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