Everett Salley

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Everett Salley


Professional model – Quarter Horse enthusiast – business

entrepreneur and executive are all qualities that describe Everett



Born in Burr, Texas, he moved with his mother and four siblings to

Clemville, Texas, at the age of five, when his father died.  He was

Salutatorian of his high school class and the first football player

from a Class A school to play in the Texas High School All Star

  1. He also lettered in football at Texas Christian University.


His business career – from outdoor advertising–to a radio station –

to a distributing company – to a painting company and–to the

Tulsa Cow Palace is a chronicle of outstanding leadership and

business acumen – success following success following success.


In his spare time, he established the Tulsa Holiday Circuit–and in

partnership with Jack Anderson, conducted 68 consignment

quarter horse sales in Oklahoma, Texas, California, and Florida–

and several production sales, including  three at the King Ranch.


At last count, Everett has produced or managed over 359

association-approved shows.


Everett’s overriding interest in the quarter horse business was his

total commitment to encouraging and supporting the activities of

his daughter, Lisa, and his son, Cas.  Their successes in the

AQHYA, OJQHA and in OPEA youth activities are too numerous

to detail here, but it is noteworthy that Lisa was the first female

President of the OJQHA.  Both showed as youth, and because of

Everett’s encouragement, both have continued as Amateurs.

Everett was President of the Oklahoma Palomino Exhibitors

Association, as well as President of the Palomino Horse Breeders

Of America.  He was President of the Oklahoma Quarter Horse

Association in 1978, and President of the American Quarter


Horse Association in 1993.  He was inducted into the

AQHA Hall of Fame in 2003.


Everett was President of the American Quarter Horse Foundation

and is currently serving a third year as Trustee of the American

Horse Council, Washington, D.C.


Everett has served  – and continues to serve – the Quarter Horse

industry – State, National and International – with  honor and

  1. It is only proper that – tonight – we honor him by

inducting him into the Oklahoma Quarter Horse Hall of Fame.