Helena “Lana’ DuPont Wright 2015 USEF Lifetime Achievement Awa…Helena “Lana” DuPont Wright is the winner of the 2015 USEF Lifetime Achievement Award. Wright, of Chesapeake, Md., has done it all, from being the first woman ever to compete on an Olympic Eventing team, to winning a medal at the 1991 Pairs World Driving Championships more than 20 years later. Read more on Lana: http://bit.ly/1Nrliix
Posted by United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) on Friday, January 15, 2016
Helena ‘Lana’ DuPont Wright was honored with the 2015 USEF Lifetime Achievement Award and received the Jimmy A. Williams Lifetime Achievement Trophy at last night’s Pegasus Awards during the USEF Annual Meeting in Lexington, Ky.
Lana is best known for paving the way for women in the sport when she became was the first woman to compete on an Olympic eventing team during the 1964 Tokyo Games, but she has done a little bit of everything when it comes to horses. She won a medal at the 1991 Pairs World Driving Championships and has competed in endurance and foxhunted. She was a founding member of the USCTA (now USEA) as well as Fair Hill International and is an avid supporter of Pony Club. She was inducted into the USEA Hall of Fame in 2012.
Lana is a visionary for the sport and a legend in her own right. Many congratulations to her for this well-deserved honor.