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US Equestrian Mourns the Loss of Legendary Show Jumper William "Bill" Steinkraus

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Dec 6, 2017, 9:06 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – It is with great sadness that the US Equestrian Federation (USEF) has learned of the passing of esteemed show jumper William “Bill” Steinkraus at the age of 92. A five-time Olympian and U.S. show jumping’s first individual gold medalist, Steinkraus passed away on November 29, surrounded by the comfort of his family. 

William "Bill" Steinkraus (USEF Archives)

“Bill Steinkraus has left a lasting impression on U.S. show jumping and equestrian sport, not solely because of his accomplishments inside the ring, but also for giving back to the sport he loved,” said USEF President Murray Kessler. “He will forever be admired for his impeccable riding ability and talent in the show ring, as well as the commitment he gave to the sport for over five decades as a judge, director at the American Horse Shows Association (now USEF), and president of the FEI World Cup Committee.”

Learn more about Steinkraus’ exceptional life and career here.