1963-Voice Of The Tennessee Walking Horse 1963 December Voice - Page 12
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Miss Susie Beasley, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. James E. Beasley, Jr., of
Athens, Alabama—A well-known face
at the National Celebration.
Vanderbilt University majoring in
English and Sociology and minor-
SUSIE BEASLEY AND CHAMPIONS — Miss Susie Beasley is pictured with her
ing in Psychology, working toward
three well-known Walking Horses. From left to right: GAY GIRL, MIDNIGHT
a Teacher’s Certificate. At Vander
MERRY BIRD and ROMEO’S MERRY QUEEN.
bilt, she is a member of the Delta
Delta Delta Sorority and Junior
Mr. Beasley established one of
SUSIE BEASLEY . . .
the largest poultry plants in the
TYPICAL OF THE
South and named it “Sweet Sue”
for his daughter. Susie’s picture
NATION S YOUNG
on GAY GIRL appears on every
of chickens that the “Sweet
Sue” Poultry Plant Co., Inc., sells.
Miss Beasley has two brothers,
Andy and Jimmy. Jimmy is now
This month our “Profiles” article features Miss Susie Beasley, 20- working at the poultry plant, af
year-old daughter of Mr, and Mrs. James E. Beasley, Jr. of Athens, ter being a star football player for
Alabama. This month’s magazine, “Youth in the Saddle,” features riders the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
under 18 and Susie was outstanding in that field, as she continues to be for several years. Andy is running
in Amateur Classes. She started showing at the age of 10 and since that the “Sweet Sue” Kitchen near the
time has won between 200 and 300 blue ribbons and red ribbons. Her poultry plant.
first pony was GAY GIRL, who won the National Championship three
times. Susie never won a championship with this pony, but she took
In 1954 riding MIDNIGHT MERRY BIRD, she captured her first
championship at the National Celebration. She was 11 at the time and
was the youngest ever to win it. In 1960 and 1961 Susie won the Ladies’
Class at the Celebration with ROMEO’S MARY QUEEN. She did not sell
any of her horses after winning with them. The Beasley family has
ROMEO’S MERRY QUEEN at the Sweet Sue Stables. GAY GIRL died
only recently and is buried at the stables. MIDNIGHT MERRY BIRD’S
first colt, EARLY BIRD, is in training with Mr. Harold Wise. Susie
continues to ride and will probably win many more blue ribbons in the
Along with her horse activities, Sue is very active in other fields.
She graduated from Athens High School in 1961 where she was cheer
leader, president of the Pi Beta Sigma Sorority, and president of the
Drama Club. She attended the University of Alabama and University of
Miss Susie Beasley
Hawaii. She studied Oil Painting at Athens College and is now at
And ROMEO’S MARY QUEEN