Lana duPont Wright will be inducted into the Eventing Hall of Fame this weekend during the U.S. Eventing Association annual convention in Colorado. Wright broke the glass ceiling for women in eventing all over the world when she became the first woman to compete on an Olympic team. She represented the U.S. on the 1964 team in Tokyo that won the silver team medal. She was also a founding member of the U. S. Combined Training Association, now USEA, and held the Middletown Pony Club Horse Trials for many years at her Unicorn Farm on the Maryland/Delaware line.
Outside of eventing, Lana was instrumental in bringing Combined Driving to Fair Hill in the early years of the Fair Hill International. For over a decade, the October event featured both the international three-day event and an international combined driving event. Lana also participated in endurance riding and brought that to the Fair Hill property as well.
To read more about Lana, go to The Equiery’s Archives and read Maryland’s First Lady of Equestrian Sport under people profiles.
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