Dianna Yaeger Rankin
Dianna Yaeger Rankin
Year: 1966
Team: Riding
Induction Class: 2012

Dianna Yaeger Rankin '66 was a member of the Sweet Briar Riding Club and the show team. She later received a scholarship from the U.S. Equestrian Team to study dressage in Germany and was rewarded with a selection to the first Dressage World Cup in 1986, representing the U.S. She also earned a spot on the 1986 USET Dressage World Championships team, later placing fifth in the Grand Prix Freestyle, and won gold with her U.S. dressage team at the North American Championships. In 1987, she was the USET National Grand Prix champion. Rankin also managed an international horse and rider facility, taught equine studies at Stephens College and directed equestrian programs at The Madeira School. She earned her Trainers’ Certification from the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association and a Gold Medal from the U.S. Dressage Federation (1984). In 1994 she was honored by the USET with the Team Master award. Today, Rankin lives in Delray Beach, Fla., where she teaches hunter/jumper and dressage students in the Wellington area.