Hall of Fame

 

2016 Frank Chapot
2015 Rodney Jenkins
2009 Hermen Greenberg
2009 Betty Oare
2008 Mignon C. Smith
2007 Sheila C. Johnson
2002 H. Fenwick Kollock
2001 Austin H. Kiplinger
2000 Kenneth & Sallie Wheeler
1999 Mrs. Jane Dillon
1998 William C. Steinkraus
1997 George H. Morris

 

2015 Rodney Jenkins

Rodney Jenkins is considered to be one of the greatest riding talents of the 20th century. He dominated the show ring in the 1960s, '70s and through most of the '80s, and retired as the winningest rider in the history of U.S. show jumping.

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2009 Hermen Greenberg

Hermen Greenberg served on the WIHS Board of Directors for more than two decades. He helped guide the direction and development of the horse show with his wisdom, knowledge, and support.

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2009 Betty Oare

When Betty Oare was inducted in 2009, she had competed, judged or been in attendance every year since WIHS began in 1958.

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 2008 Mignon C. Smith

Mignon C. Smith helped guide the direction and development of WIHS for 30 years by the time she was inducted. She served as a member of the Board of Directors every year since 1963 in addition to racing thoroughbreds to the winner's circle.

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2007 Sheila C. Johnson
 

As a longtime exhibitor, enormously generous sponsor, dedicated member of the WIHS Board of Directors and Executive Committee, and Past President and Past Chairman of the Board, Sheila C. Johnson guided the WIHS to its most successful years at the Verizon Center.

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 2002 H. Fenwick Kollock

 

 

As a teacher, riding school owner, and creative member of horse organizations, H. Fenwick Kollock brought to the equestrian world a blend of skill, dedication and good manners. She encouraged riders in fox hunting, show jumping, eventing and recreational activities, in addition to serving as both Executive Director of the Show and a member of the Board of Directors.

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2001 Austin H. Kiplinger

Austin Kiplinger devoted more than four decades of his life to the promotion of equestrian sports in America. He served on the WIHS Board of Directors since 1965, was President from 1968-1970, and helped WIHS grow from its early days at the D.C. Armory, to the Capital Centre, and finally to the MCI Center.

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2000 Kenneth & Sallie Wheeler

 

Kenneth and Sallie Wheeler have graced the national equestrian scene with their sportsmanship, style and generosity, training and riding top hunters and Saddle horses. 

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 1999 Mrs. Jane Dillon

 Mrs. Jane Dillon was a dedicated equestrian, riding teacher, and horse breeder who served on the WIHS Board of Directors. Her students included U.S. Olympic Equestrian Team medal winners Joe Fargis and Kathy Kusner, and she established the Junior Equitation School.

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1998 William C. Steinkraus

 

William C. Steinkraus is a six-time Olympian who became the first American ever to win an Olympic individual gold medal in equestrian sport. 

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1997 George H. Morris

 

The first inductee into the WIHS Hall of Fame, George H. Morris is considered to be one of the most influential trainers in the history of equestrian sports. A rider with a long list of impressive wins himself, Morris also trains junior equitation riders and has three published books. He is a legend when it comes to equestrian sports, and will forever influence the sport of show jumping.

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