Toby Anne Levy, Middlebrook, Va., died June 6 at the Augusta Medical Center. She was 60.
Ms. Levy was born in San Francisco, Calif. While attending Oregon State University in the 1960s, she studied horsemanship from a master who taught at the school.
She received an engineering degree and later became the first female engineer to work for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation at Grand Coulee Dam in Washington.
She worked with construction management firms, eventually specializing on the San Jose and Los Angeles Light Rail transit systems.
Ms. Levy was a dedicated horsewoman. Keeping a home in Grass Valley, Calif., she foxhunted throughout the United States, England, Ireland and Scotland.
Ms. Levy hunted in numerous places, earning her colors with Los Altos (Calif.) and Woodbrook (Wash.). She hunted with Red Rock (Nev.), Metamora (Mich.) and West Hills (Calif.), before settling with the Middlebrook Hounds near her second home in Virginia.
Former roommate and friend Cindy Martin said, “She was a devout foxhunter, with well-schooled, well-mannered horses and always impeccably turned out. She defied stereotypes, successfully hunting and competing sidesaddle, including jumping in the field.”
Ms. Levy also raised and showed Arabian crosses, winning several national championships in the early 1980s. Some of her winners included Abbaz Twaz Genesis, Abbas Leviticus and Abbas Twaz Persis.
Ms. Levy is survived by her brother Tom Levy of Oregon.