Equestrian Legends Episode 15 – Dawn Palethorpe-Wofford

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Dawn Palethorpe-Wofford is a British show jumper, Pony Club executive and author. She represented Great Britain on several winning Nations Cup teams, was selected for the 1956 Stockholm Olympics where she met here husband Warren Wofford and the 1960 Rome Olympics. She won the silver medal at the 1960 Ladies European Championship, the Aachen Puissance and the Queen Elizabeth Cup in 1955 and ’56 as well as numerous other national prizes.

Equestrian Legends Episode 15 – Show Notes and Links:

  • Show Host: Chris Stafford, follow Chris on Twitter
  • Photo: Dawn Palethorpe-Wofford
  • Guest: Dawn Palethorpe-Wofford is a British show jumper, Pony Club executive and author. She represented Great Britain on several winning Nations Cup teams, was selected for the 1956 Stockholm Olympics where she met here husband Warren Wofford and the 1960 Rome Olympics. She won the silver medal at the 1960 Ladies European Championship, the Aachen Puissance and the Queen Elizabeth Cup in 1955 and ’56 as well as numerous other national prizes. Dawn was national chairman of the Pony Club from 1991-1997, Chairman of the show jumping committee from 1985 to 1991. Since 1997 she has been co-ordinator of the member training committee for Pony Club tests. Dawn was nominated for the Queen’s Award for Equestrianism for her services to young riders for over half a century.  She is the author of two books; My Horses & I published in 1956 and My Favorite Horse Stories published in 1959
              

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  • Toni Molineux said:

    There was also her sister,the equally as great Jill Palethorpe-Banks. These two along with Pat Smythe made up an almost all women british SJ team. Competing at the Dublin International. Jill was also, and still is, the youngest ever winner of the Princess Elizabeth II cup, renamed Queen Elizabeth II cup.

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