Hall of Fame

USEA's Eventing Hall of Fame

Induction into the United States Eventing Association's Eventing Hall of Fame is the highest honor awarded within the sport of eventing in the United States. Those inducted into the USEA's Eventing Hall of Fame have truly made a difference in the sport of eventing. Inductees have included past Association presidents, volunteers, riders, founding fathers, course designers, officials, organizers, horses, horse owners, and coaches.

Criteria for Induction

  • A record of working tirelessly over a period of years on behalf of the sport's growth, development, and/or the welfare of event horses.
  • Riders must be retired from representing the U.S. in international team competitions for a minimum of five years (Olympic Games, World Equestrian Games, Pan American Games, or other CCIOs).
  • Horses must be retired from representing the U.S. in international team competition for a minimum of five years.
  • Nominees may not be a current member of the Hall of Fame Screening Committee and/or the USEA Board of Governors.

Every three years, nominations are requested for submission to the USEA. The Screening Committee researches and screens nominations following selection guidelines and criteria. A ballot listing of proposed Hall of Fame inductees is then reviewed by the USEA Board of Governors for their approval. The induction takes place at the USEA's Eventing Hall of Fame Dinner during the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention.

Hall of Fame Inductees

Neil R. Ayer (1926-1990)

Neil Ayer was primarily responsible for the success and popularity of American eventing in the 1970s and the 1980s...

Major General Jonathan R. Burton (1919-2019)

Major General Jonathan “Jack” Burton, always a horse lover, was born in 1919 and began his equestrian career galloping racehorses as a young boy...

Captain John H. Fritz (1924-2012)

Captain John “Jack” Fritz, born in 1924, rode horses as a child and was introduced to dressage while studying at Princeton University...

Edward Harris (1912-2005)

Edward Harris served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy and Captain of a submarine chaser in World War II on both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans in addition to carrying out the duties of Executive Officer of a destroyer chaser...

Jack LeGoff (1931-2009)

Jack LeGoff was born in France in 1931 and competed in dressage, show jumping, and eventing as a child, even riding steeplechasers as a teenager...

Alexander Mackay-Smith (1903-1998)

There is possibly no one who has done more to further the interests of all equestrian sports during the last century than Alexander Mackay-Smith.

Jenny Camp

Jenny Camp, a bay mare foaled in 1926 at the Remount Depot in Front Royal, Virginia, is arguably one of the most famous Army-bred horses...

The Grasshopper

Standing only 15.1 hands, The Grasshopper made history competing in a multitude of international team competitions.

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