Colonel Hiram Tuttle (2002)
In recognition of his seminal contributions as a Cavalry officer to the development of dressage in the U.S. He was the first American to embrace dressage as his chosen equestrian discipline and also trained all of his own horses. Colonel Tuttle is the only US rider to win an individual medal in dressage at the Olympic Games (1932). He trained his student Lieutenant Robert Borg, who earned a Team Silver Medal at the Olympics the highest placing by a U.S. dressage team.
Our first inductee into the USDF Hall of Fame this year is Colonel Hiram Tuttle, in recognition of his seminal contributions to the development of dressage in the U.S. as a cavalry officer. Read more