The Horse World
Warning. Another downer today. Come back tomorrow for Milton.
Awareness of the outside world. United Professional Horseman’s Association.
In 2013, the first show I rode in that was photographed by Sandra Hall. [Horse Show Today, MSSP 2014]
In 2018, the last show of mine she photographed. [Sandra Hall Captures The Moment, Show Photos, Nationals 2018]
Horse show photographer Sandra Hall passed away last month.
As with Rita Mendell, I mostly knew Ms. Hall through being a customer. I bought a lot of photos. If there is an ASB show photo on the blog, more likely than not, it was taken by Sandra.
I was always a happy customer.
She was one of the few women working in photography in the ASB world. I did not realize this until one of the memorial comments pointed it out. In the hunter/jumper/dressage/event world, photographers come in all flavors. I would estimate more women than men. Certainly, back in the day, my checks for show photos generally had a female name on them. Therefore, I wasn’t surprised to see a woman in center ring. Right now, all the ASB photo names that come to mind are men. Hmm. No idea why this should be the case.
I considered putting this together with last week, for a conservation of misery, but Sandra deserves her own post. [Tempis Fugit, And Sometimes That Sucks]
The full obit is reposted below, for archival purposes. I don’t know how long funeral homes keep them up.
Memorial donations may be made the UPHA, Sandra Hall Scholarship Program.
Stay safe. Stay sane.
Sandra W. Hall
December 15, 1951 ~ June 17, 2021 (age 69)
Sandra Elaine Wallace Hall, age 69, entered into rest on Thursday, June 17, 2021, with her family by her side. Funeral services will be 4:00 PM Friday, July 2, 2021, at Zoar United Methodist Church (2842 Zoar Road, Cheraw, SC 29520) by Pastor Billy Jack Johnson, with remarks by family friend, Mark Farrar. A Celebration of Life reception will be held at 6:00 PM Friday, July 2, 2021, at Green River Country Club, (714 Country Club Rd, Chesterfield, SC 29709.)
Sandra was born December 15, 1951, in Chesterfield, SC, the daughter of the late Dozier and Foye Wallace. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School, attended Wingate College, and received her bachelor’s degree from Lenoir-Rhyne University. In 1984, Sandra started Sandra W. Hall Photography, specializing in equestrian events across the country. She involved her whole family and passed down her passion for horses. Her efforts not only helped the industry over the years but her example of tireless enthusiasm and positivity for the horses and people she loved will be remembered by all.
Her love for the horses, coupled with her involvement with the United Professional Horseman’s Association (UPHA) and the American Saddlebred Association of the Carolinas (ASAC), reaches back many years. She was inducted into the 2016 UPHA Carolina’s Saddlehorse Hall of Fame and received ASAC’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.
Sandra was a lifetime member of Zoar UMC where she served on the Outreach Committee and was a member of United Methodist Women. Sandra had a true servant’s heart, always giving and expected nothing in return. She was dedicated, outgoing, and approached life with a smile. Her legacy will live on, not only through the selfless example she set but also through the memories she captured in millions of photographs.
“Well done good and faithful servant…come and share your Master’s happiness.” Matthew 25:23
In addition to her parents, Sandra was also preceded in death by her brother, Dozier Franklyn (Frankie) Wallace, Jr.
Survivors include her devoted husband of 43 years, Kenneth (Keith) Hall, Jr.; daughter, Erin (John) Fann; son, Wes (Jill) Hall; grandchildren Berkeley Fann, Grady and Hunter Hall.
In lieu of flowers, a scholarship has been set up in her name with the United Professional Horseman’s Association (UPHA). She was devoted to promoting the future of the American Saddlebred through young equestrians.
To donate online:
Go to uphaonline.com
Click Donate Now Button
To donate by mail:
UPHA Foundation, Inc.
4059 Iron Works Parkway, STE 2
Lexington, KY 40511
Memo: UPHA Sandra Hall Scholarship Program
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Hall family.