UNIONVILLE, Pa.--Jessica Ransehousen, a national dressage champion, Olympian and chef d'equipe, will be honored on Sunday, Sept. 18 at Plantation Field.
Each year, organizers of the Plantation Field International CCI4-S honor exceptional local equestrians on Sunday during the event.
This year, the event will honor local dressage professional Jessica Ransehousen at the Sunday brunch, sponsored by The National Bank of Malvern.
Blue Hill Farm, the home of Jessica Ransehousen and her daughter Missy, is approximately one mile from Plantation Field.
Jessica has lived in the Unionville area for over 40 years and has helped literally hundreds of riding enthusiasts develop their dressage skills.
In addition to exceptional coaching skills, Jessica’s riding accomplishments at the international level span over 30 years.
She was a member of the U.S. Olympic dressage teams at Rome 1960, Tokyo 1964 and Seoul 1988 and has also represented the United States at two Pan-American Games.
From 1956 through 1964 Jessica was the United States National Dressage Champion five times, and she has been a competitive force with many horses at the FEI Levels.
SOME OF Jessica’s greatest accomplishments have been during her role as Chef d’Equipe for the U.S. Team at World Championships, Olympic Games, the Pan American Games and at other top International competitions.
Her legacy includes the 1990 World Championships in Sweden, the 1992 Bronze Team Medal at the Olympics in Barcelona, and the 1994 World Championships in the Netherlands.
She was Chef d’Equipe at both the Atlanta and Sydney Olympics and from 1996 through the Athens Olympics in 2004, her teams and individuals won two gold, one silver and a bronze medal at Pan American, World Championships and Olympic competitions.
For over 30 years she has been involved in all levels of governance and on High Performance Committees until she retired in 2004, after which she continued to judge and coach.
She is a USEF “S” judge and was an F.E.I. “I” judge until 2009.
Jessica was honored for many contributions to the sport of dressage by being inducted into the USDF Hall of Fame, as well as being presented the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award by the United States Equestrian Federation in 2009.
The International Event is pleased to have Jessica as a Plantation Field neighbor and to be the 2022 PFEE Equestrian Legend of Unionville Honoree.
The Sunday brunch will be open to those who hold a sponsor ticket; tickets are also available for purchase on the event website.
The ceremony will take place in the VIP area overlooking the show jumping arena.