EquiSearch Olympic Hall of Fame – Kusner


Kathy Kusner

Stats: Born 1940

Major Accomplishments:

  • 1990 Inducted into Show Jumping Hall of Fame
  • 1972 Team Silver Medal, Olympic Games, Munich, Germany
  • 1968 Olympic Games, Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1967 Ladies European Champion
  • 1967 Team Silver Medal, Pan American Games, Winnipeg, Canada
  • 1964 Olympic Games, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1963 Team Gold Medal, Pan American Games, Sao Paulo,Brazil
  • 1961 Horsewoman of the Year, American Horse Shows Association

    One of first two women to be included on an Olympic jumping team First licensed female jockey in the United StatesFirst woman to ride in the Maryland Hunt Cup Kusner: “When I was doing all of what I did back then, I never owned a horse. I rode a lot of rough, raggedy horses for professional dealers and caught a lot of rides. But for my personality, that was great. I loved it, the adventure of it all.”

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