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Sam Hedington
Sam Hedington
Sam Hedington
Sam Hedington is a self-employed musical key mounter though Fox Products, America’s largest manufacturer of bassoons, contrabassons, oboes and English horns. Hedington is the manager of a 90,000 broiler bird operation and a former portable X-ray assembler for GE Medical. He has been in harness racing his entire life. He started racing Trottingbreds with his father, which created a great foundation to start as an owner, trainer and driver in the Standardbred industry. He has raced at the county fairs and on the pari-mutuel circuit for more than 30 years and is the owner of a 40-acre farm with a half-mile training track and stables. Some of his top horses include Call Me Beacon and Donna Super Sis. Hedington is a former director if the Indiana Standardbred Association for 14 years. During that time he served as second vice president and chaired the following committees: Fair Grant, Magazine, and County Fairs, while also serving on the executive committee. Currently, he serves on the Indiana State Fair Grant Committee, issuing grants to all Indiana county fairs though legislation. He and his wife, Melody, have a son, Cody, and a daughter-in-law, Andrea. Sam and Melody were the leaders of the Elkhart County 4-H harness horse club for eight years, where they were able to introduce children to the harness racing industry.

10528 S. Packerton Road
Claypool, IN 46510
Phone: (574) 551-8351  [Email]
TERM EXPIRES: 2021 (Membership Director)