Jessica Newberry-Ransehousen

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAnne Jessica•Newberry-Ransehousen
Used nameJessica•Newberry-Ransehousen
Born14 October 1938 in London, Greater London, England (GBR)
Measurements169 cm / 52 kg
NOC United States


Jessica Newberry-Ransehousen competed for the US in dressage in three Olympics, in 1960, 1964, and 1988, an unusual record. The 24 years (1964-88) is the largest gap between any two appearances by a woman at the Olympics. As Jessica Newberry she also won a team dressage silver medal at the 1959 Pan American Games. In addition to her competitive record Newberry Ransehousen had a long career in equestrian administration. She served as chef d’equipe for the U.S. dressage team at the 1992, 1996, and 2000 Olympic Games, at the 1990 and 1994 World Equestrian Games, and at the 1991 and 1995 Pan American Games. She has been US representative to the FEI World Cup Committee, served three terms as chair of the AHSA Dressage Committee, and was elected assistant secretary of the AHSA in 1997. Ransehousen has also chaired the US Equestrian Team (USET) Dressage Committee, and been the USET vice-president for dressage. She also trained and coached numerous dressage riders. Newberry-Ransehousen is a member of the US Dressage Federation Hall of Fame.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Summer Olympics Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) USA Jessica Newberry
Individual, Open (Olympic) Forstrat 12
1964 Summer Olympics Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) USA Jessica Newberry
Individual, Open (Olympic) Forstrat 14
Team, Open (Olympic) Forstrat / United States 4
1988 Summer Olympics Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) USA Jessica Ransehousen
Individual, Open (Olympic) Orpheus 17
Team, Open (Olympic) Orpheus / United States =6

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