Another bit of trivia: Jonas Irbinskas won the Wofford Trophy competition twice, in both 1957 and 1958. He was the barn manager for Mrs. J. W. Wofford, and he rode two of her horses to the victories, Tingling and Passach (p. 16).
At the Tokyo Olympics, women participated in the three-day event for the first time. The sole woman entry, Lana DuPont, was a member of the U.S. team. Although she fell, she finished the event, thereby making Olympic history. Of course, women had previously and convincingly demonstrated their ability to compete on equal terms with men in many of Europe's toughest and most prestigious competitions. The well-known English rider, Sheila Willcox, had won the European Championships at Copenhagen in 1957 and had also won at Badminton in 1957, 1958, and 1959. (p. 18)