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Sally Swift

100th Anniversary Tribute

April 20, 2013

April 20, 1913 – April 20, 2013


"In 1986, I picked up a book on a coffee table at a friend’s house. It was called "Centered Riding.” It changed my life forever. The impact of this woman went far beyond her riding, her humility, her humour, and her gift of "hands-on.” Her depth of knowledge was inspirational! What a legacy she has left behind.”          Dawn Ruthven


"I think Centered Riding will outlive Sally for a long, long time. There’s something Sally has given to other people. It’s a funny thing when you think of it – a lot of very intelligent people have taken on horses with a passion. Sally looked at it with a whole different slant – it’s almost like she looked at it sideways. That’s a huge part of the reason why everyone is talking about her today.  She was a visionary.”  Denny Emerson


Sally Swift – a truly caring person who touched the lives of so many. Your dearest dream for Centered Riding will become your legacy. It will be part of all good riding. You are remembered with gratitude and love by horses and humans.”  Sally Haney


"Sally Swift is a name easy to pronounce and impossible forget.”

Francois Lemaire de Ruffieu





On April 20, 2013, members of Centered Riding, including some of Sally Swift's original apprentices, met at the Putney Inn in Putney, Vermont to commemorate Sally's 100th birthday by sharing fond memories of Sally and exploring some team-building exercises to help strengthen Sally’s legacy. Sally lived a very full life for nearly 96 years and left behind many friends and supporters who remember her with great fondness.


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