Colonel Donald Thackeray (1998)
In recognition of his outstanding contributions to equestrian sports in the United States. Colonel Thackeray was the only person to hold FEI "O" judge status in four Olympic sports: dressage, driving, show jumping, and three-day event. He officiated with distinction in six Olympic Games and two Pan American Games. As a director of the AHSA, FEI and USET, Colonel Thackeray devoted his post military life to a high standard of excellence in equestrian sports.
I know of no one who has had a greater influence on the development of dressage as a competitive sport in the United States than Donald Walker Thackeray who is being inducted this evening into the US Dressage Federation's Hall of Fame. Read more