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 as a part of the United States Team that won team silver in Tokyo in 1964.
Until that time, the prevailing belief was that the sport was simply too demanding for female riders. DuPont Wright proved everyone wrong when she and Mr. Wister completed a grueling competition in rain and mud, falling off twice on course but refusing to give up, to stand beside her male teammates on the podium on the final day.
Not only was DuPont Wright a woman of talent, steely determination, and grit, she was also a visionary. She was one of the founding members of the United States Combined Training Association (now USEA) and gave back to the grassroots of the sport by hosting the Middletown Pony Club Horse Trials at her Unicorn Farm in Delaware. She continues to support the local Pony Club to this day.