1999 Inductees
Neil R. Ayer

Neil Ayer was the person most responsible for the success and popularity of American eventing over the 1970's and the 1980's. Neil was something of a legendary figure, larger than life, b... (continue)

Major General Jonathan R. Burton

Maj. Gen. Jonathan (Jack) Burton, always a horse lover, began his equestrian career galloping racehorses as a young boy. He enrolled in the ROTC-Horse Cavalry Division while a student at ... (continue)

John H. Fritz

In any organization, any sport, committees and regulations are a necessary "evil." Without rules, chaos takes over. From the very beginning of Combined Training in the United States Jack ... (continue)

Edward Harris

At the Pan American games (Chicago), in September, 1959, Edward Harris sat on the back steps of a house near the cross-country course and listened to Alexander Mackay-Smith propose to Phi... (continue)

Jack LeGoff

Jack Le Goff, veteran of the Rome Olympics in 1960, where he was on the French bronze medal team, and the Tokyo Olympics in 1964, was appointed Coach of the U.S.E.T. Three-Day Squad by th... (continue)

Alexander Mackay-Smith

There is possibly no one who has done more to further the interests of all equestrian sports during this century than Alexander Mackay-Smith. Author, scholar, horseman and visionary leade... (continue)

Jenny Camp

"Undoubtedly, the most famous of the Army-bred horses was Jenny Camp, a bay mare foaled in 1926 at the Front Royal, Virginia, Remount Depot, by the famous Thoroughbred sire of jumpers, Go... (continue)

The Grasshopper

Standing only 15.1 hands, The Grasshopper is one of only five horses in the history of the sport to have competed in six or more CCIO's (Official International Team Competitions).

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2003 Inductees
Richard Collins

Richard "Dick" Collins attended a military school in Southern California that had a strong riding program and troop of horses. He became enamored of the sport of eventing first as a spect... (continue)

J. Michael Plumb

Originally from Syosset, New York, Mike Plumb got his start with the Meadow Brooks Hounds Pony Club where he earned his "A" rating.  He began his career competing three-day horses mo... (continue)

Torrance Watkins

Torrance Watkins was born into a foxhunting family, and made her hunting debut at age four.  After spending part of her high school years in Peru, she went on to attend the Universit... (continue)

James C. Wofford

James C. (Jim) Wofford was a key member of the U.S. Equestrian Team's three-day event squad for two decades, during which time he was named to three Olympic teams, winning two team silver... (continue)

Bally Cor

Bally Cor, a daughter of steeplechaser Cormac, was bred by Dr. Charles Reid.  Reid's friends, Harden Crawford, III and his wife Ailsa, bought a half interest in her as a youngster. &... (continue)

Plain Sailing

Plain Sailing's international career spanned almost a decade and several top riders.  With Mike Plumb he won team gold at the 1967 Pan American Games and team silver in the 1968 Olym... (continue)

2006 Inductees
Edward E. "Denny" Emerson

A graduate of Dartmouth College, Denny originally taught high school English and sold real estate in his native Vermont.  A lifelong fascination with horses led him to eventing, and ... (continue)

Michael Page

Michael hails from North Salem, New York and is well known as the rider in one of eventing's most successful combinations with his partner Grasshopper, one of only five horses in the hist... (continue)

Karen Stives

Karen earned her place in three-day eventing history when she rode her mother's big grey gelding, Ben Arthur, to win the individual silver medal in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.  A ... (continue)


Biko, a large, bay Irish Thoroughbred/Irish Draught gelding (Beau Charmeur - My Hansel) with a lovely white blaze holds the number six spot on the USEA Top Ten All American High Point Hor... (continue)


Kilkenny, a bay gelding owned by Mrs. John W. (Dorothea) Wofford, is only one of six event horses to have competed in five or more CCIOs (international team competition).  Kilkenny (... (continue)

2009 Inductees
Bruce Davidson

Bruce Davidson has been a member of the U.S. Equestrian Team since 1971. He was a member of two Olympic gold medal teams, 1976 and 1984, and earned two Olympic silver team medals in 1972 ... (continue)

Kevin Freeman

Kevin Freeman’s first international success came in 1963 when he won a team gold medal and individual silver at the Pan American Games in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Freeman repres... (continue)

Denis Glaccum

Denis Glaccum was one of the first members of the USEA, and rode in his first event in 1956. Four years later, Glaccum competed in the 1960 Olympic Selection Trials. In 1976, Glaccum star... (continue)

David O'Connor

David O’Connor was a member of almost every U.S. Equestrian Team for 20 years proving himself as one of America’s most successful international riders. In 1995, O’Connor... (continue)

Eileen Thomas

Eileen Thomas worked for the USEA for 17 years eventually becoming the Executive Director. Before living in the U.S. Thomas had spent 15 years working as secretary to the British Pony Clu... (continue)

Custom Made

Custom Made is a 17.2 hand dark bay Thoroughbred gelding who was foaled in Ireland. Owned by Mr. Joseph Zada, Custom Made is best known for his individual gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Ol... (continue)

Good Mixture

Good Mixture was a 16.1 ½ hand brown gelding who was bought off the racetrack by Miss Geraldine (Gerry) Pearson in Oregon. After the 1972 Olympics, he was purchased by a group of U... (continue)

Irish Cap

A 17.2 hand bay gelding bred in Ireland, Irish Cap was owned and trained by Bruce Davidson. Irish Cap carried Davidson to a third place at the 1974 Badminton Horse Trials but he is probab... (continue)

2012 Inductees
Roger Haller Roger has spent his life volunteering in the sport. He has served as an Area Chair (in his early twenties), USCTA Board Member, and chair of numerous committees for both the USCTA and the US... (continue)
Amy Tryon The late Amy Tryon has left us a competitive record that few can match. With her beloved Poggio II, Amy represented the US Eventing Team no less than five times contributing to team gold med... (continue)
Lana DuPont Wright Lana DuPont Wright broke the glass ceiling for women in Eventing all over the world when she became the first woman to compete on a team at the Olympic Games and receive an Olympic medal whe... (continue)
Giltedge How do we do justice to one of the greatest event horses of all time? Need a definition of “team player”? Just point to Giltedge. Need a definition for “heart”? Just point to Giltedge. Thro... (continue)
The Gray Goose As a youngster, this seven-eighths bred Irish horse was not everyone’s cup of tea, at least not until Kim Walnes found him in a yard in Ireland and saw something very special in him. Despite... (continue)
2015 Inductees
Jacqueline B. Mars

The support that Ms. Mars has provided for Eventing as an owner and patron is legendary. Who can forget the brilliant performances of the many international horses she has owned and made ... (continue)

Jo Whitehouse

Born and raised in Filey, Yorkshire, England, Jo Whitehouse was hooked on Eventing when she attended her first Pony Club Eventing Rally. Her daughter Hannah rode her first pony at the age... (continue)

Margaret Lindsley Warden

Margaret Lindsley Warden organized the first event in the United States in June 1952 at Percy Warner Park in Nashville, Tennessee. The event was called 'The Southeast's Initial One Day Ev... (continue)

Mike Huber

One of the youngest riders ever named to an international Team, Mike finished 13th at the 1978 World Championships at only 18 years-old and then went on to ride at the 1980 Olympic Games ... (continue)

Rebecca Broussard

A horsewoman herself, Becky was passionate about the sport of Eventing. She served the USEA on the Board of Governors and on the Executive Committee. She was a trustee of the USEA Endowme... (continue)

Richard and Vita Thompson

Richard “Dick” and Vita Thompson were very special supporters of our sport. Their love of the sport and their desire to see the U.S. succeed on the international scene moved them to becom... (continue)


Thom Schultz and his wife Laura Coats were on a horse buying trip to Ireland and just happened to stop by Ireland’s Young Event Horse competition at the 1998 Punchestown Three-Day Event. ... (continue)


If Dorothy Trapp Crowell had to design her horse of a lifetime she would have designed Molokai (Hawaii—Pretty Copy). Dorothy found this superstar fresh of the track as a four-year-old. As... (continue)

Winsome Adante

Winsome Adante (Saunter—Juswith Genoa) is owned by Ms. Linda Wachtmeister, was ridden by Kim Severson and was bred in England by Janet and Chris Gooch. Dan, as he is called at home, made ... (continue)

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