Colonel Bengt Ljungquist (1998)
In recognition of his leadership in the pursuit of excellence in dressage in the United States. As USET coach, Col. Bengt Ljungquist guided the US dressage team to a bronze medal at the 1976 Olympics and a gold medal at the 1975 Pan American Games. He established an outstanding system of judge training that continues today. Col. Ljungquist's instruction of dressage at all levels laid the foundation for many of America's most successful riders.
Colonel Bengt Ljungquist devoted a decade to furthering dressage in the United States. He developed a judges' training program that continues today and conducted the first organized forums, which gathered together the day's most learned trainers and aspiring judges. His dedication to and leadership in the pursuit of excellence in dressage in the U.S. was recognized by his induction into the USDF Hall of Fame in 1998.