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|Photo 1: Katie Monahan Prudent
Katie Monahan Prudent and Tina showed in the regular working hunters for junior exhibitors in June of 1963 at the Gross Pointe Horse Show (Mich.). She has since earned the AGA Rider of the Year title three times and won show jumping team gold at the 1986 World Championship. She also rode in the 1980 alternate Olympic Games and finished second in the 1979 FEI World Cup Final.
|Photo 2: Kim Severson
Kim Severson rode Meersluft to the open preliminary win at the 1987 Grass Ridge Farm Horse Trials (Ariz.) at age 15. She’s been named the USEA Lady Rider of the Year four times, has won the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event three times, and has represented the United States at the 2002 (team gold), 2006 and 2014 World Equestrian Games and the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece, where she won the individual silver medal.
|Photo 3: Tommy Smith
Tommy Smith rode Jay Trump to victory at the 1965 English Grand National, as well as three Maryland Hunt Cups. He is pictured here jumping Golden Chance at the Loudoun Junior Pony Show in 1950 in Middleburg, Va.
|Photo 4: J. Michael Plumb
J. Michael Plumb showing in an equitation class at the Fairfield Hunt Club Junior Horse Show (Conn.) in 1956. Plumb went on to represent the United States at eight Olympic Games. He was inducted into the USEA Hall of Fame in 2003, and the USOC Hall of Fame in 2008—he’s the first, and so far, the only equestrian athlete to hold that distinction.
|Photo 5: William Steinkraus
William Steinkraus won the Maclay trophy and the National Horse Show Equitation Championship in Madison Square Garden in 1941. He represented the United States at five Olympic Games, winning the individual gold medal in 1968 with Snowbound. He was an influential show jumping coach and mentor and was president or chairman of the U.S. Equestrian Team from 1972-1992.
|Photo 6: Phillip Dutton
Phillip Dutton was only 8 years old when he won this jumping class at the Nyngan Show in New South Wales, Australia. He has gone on to represent Australia at three Olympic Games, winning two gold medals. He represented the United States in the 2008 Olympic Games (Hong Kong) after changing his citizenship in 2006. He has won the USEA Leading Rider of the Year title 10 times.
|Photo 7: Denny Emerson
Denny Emerson rode Paint at his first competition, the 1954 Stoneleigh-Prospect Hill School Gymkhana (Mass.). Emerson went on to ride on the 1974 World Championship gold-medal eventing team. He served as the U.S. Eventing Association’s president twice and won the USEA’s Wofford Cup for his lifetime dedication to eventing.
|Photo 8: Leslie Morse
Leslie Morse and Sunspots, her first horse, a $600 western cowpony, also tackled the hunter ring. Morse represented the United States in dressage at the 2006 World Equestrian Games and was an alternate for the 2004 Athens Olympics.