wihs hall of fame

WIHS is proud to induct a new member into the Hall of Fame to join this gallery of legends. 

2019: ROBERT RIDLAND

Robert Ridland, rider, TV analyst, WIHS show manager, US jumping chef d’equipe.

2018: JOE FARGIS

Joe Fargis, Olympic gold medalist, judge trainer and WIHS board member.

2017: KATHY KUSNER

Kathy was the first American woman to win an Olympic medal in equestrian sport.

2016: FRANK CHAPOT

Frank was a self-taught horseman who gained much of his knowledge by watching others ride.

2015: RODNEY JENKINS

Rodney Jenkins is considered to be one of the greatest riding talents of the 20th century. 

2009: BETTY OARE

Betty Reynolds Oare has been winning at WIHS since the first show in 1958. 

2009: HERMAN GREENBERG

Hermen Greenberg was an innovator who served on the WIHS Board for more than two decades. 

2008: MIGNON C. SMITH

Mignon C. Smith helped guide the direction and development of WIHS for three decades. 

2007: SHEILA C. JOHNSON

Sheila C. Johnson led WIHS to new heights in its location at Verizon Center in downtown DC. 

2002: H. FENWICK KOLLOCK

Fen Kollock taught show jumping and eventing, served as WIHS executive director.

2001: AUSTIN H. KIPLINGER

Austin Kiplinger devoted more than four decades to the promotion of equestrian sport in America. 

2000: KENNETH & SALLIE WHEELER

Leaders in equestrian sport with sportsmanship and style in several disciplines.

1999: MRS. JANE DILLON

Jane Dillon, a dedicated equestrian, teacher, breeder and WIHS board member.

1998: WILLIAM C. STEINKRAUS

William Steinkraus, six-time Olympian, first US rider to win individual Olympic gold.

ABOUT WIHS

WIHS is an official USEF Heritage Competition, and is recognized by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (CSI4*-W), US Equestrian (6* Jumpers, Premier Hunters), US Hunter Jumper Association, Maryland Horse Show Association, and Virginia Horse Show Association.