Hall of Fame

WIHS Hall of Fame



2019 Robert Ridland
2018 Joe Fargis
2017 Kathy Kusner

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



2019 Robert Ridland

 Robert Ridland, international rider, television analyst, WIHS show manager and U.S. show jumping chef d'equipe. 

Robert Ridland > 
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2018 Joe Fargis

Olympic Gold medalist Joe Fargis has spent five decades dedicated to WIHS as a competitor, judge and board member.

Joe Fargis >
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2017 Kathy Kusner

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

Kathy Kusner >
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2016 Frank Chapot

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

Frank Chapot >

2015 Rodney Jenkins

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

Rodney Jenkins >

2009 Betty Oare

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

Betty Oare >


2009 Hermen Greenberg

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

2008 Mignon C. Smith

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

2007 Sheila C. Johnson

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

2002 H. Fenwick Kollock

Fen Kollock encouraged riders in fox hunting, show jumping and eventing and served WIHS as executive director. 

H. Fen Kollock >

2001 Austin H. Kiplinger

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

Austin Kiplinger >

2000 Kenneth & Sallie Wheeler

The Wheelers, leaders in equestrian sport with their sportsmanship, style and generosity in several disciplines. 

Kenneth & Sallie Wheeler >

1999 Mrs. Jane Dillon

Jane Dillon, a dedicated equestrian, riding teacher, horse breeder and member of WIHS Board of Directors. 

Jane Dillon >

1998 William C. Steinkraus

William C. Steinkraus, a six-time Olympian and first American to win an Olympic individual gold medal in equestrian sport. 

William C. Steinkraus >