Gayle Lampe, WWU professor emeritus of equestrian studies and long time MHSA member, is one of 15 honorees chosen to be enshrined in the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame on November 15, 2015.

Miss Lampe is a national and international leader in equestrian science. She is an instructor, coach, trainer, judge and rider. For 47 years, she has been an instrumental force in William Woods University’s nationally acclaimed equestrian studies division, where she participated in the development of the country’s first four-year academic degree program in equestrian science.

She has judged horse shows in 43 states, as well as Canada, England, South Africa and Australia.  She also has conducted clinics in 19 states and three foreign countries.  She has conduced the USEF Judges clinics for Applicants, Saddle Seat Equitation, Saddlebred Horses and National Show Horses for the past four years.

Miss Lampe also has trained several William Woods horses to world and national championships. In 1996, she coached the United States saddle seat equitation team to a gold medal in team and individual competition at the first-ever Saddle Seat Equitation World Cup.  Among many national horse show victories, she personally won a national championship at the Grand National Morgan Horse Show in 1983 on Zephyr’s King Moro and she won the World Champion ladies Five-Gaited Gelding title in 2009 with CH Callaway’s Born to Win.

“The Hall of Fame is the state’s highest sports honor, and these individuals are deserving of statewide recognition,” Jerald Andrews, Missouri Sports Hall of Fame president and executive director said.

The enshrinement ceremony will take place at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia.  The event will begin with a reception at 3 p.m. on November 15, followed by dinner at 4 p.m.  Tickets are $150 each, or $1,500 for a table of 10.  Contact the Hall of Fame at 417-889-3100 for more information.

Reprint from William Woods News,  Veronica Jones, a senior communications and political/legal studies major from Fulton, MO