COL Hiram E. Tuttle (1882-1956) served at Fort Riley for 12 years. He gained fame as a dressage rider and won a bronze medal for the U.S. Equestrian team in the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. He competed again in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.
COL Tuttle trained many famous dressage horses with the Fort Riley Equestrian Team. (Dressage is the art of guiding a mount through a set of maneuvers without visible use of the hands, reins, or legs.) In his exhibitions, COL Tuttle sometimes used only silk threads for reins.
The limestone jump in the center of the park is the last of its kind on Fort Riley. Such jumps were used for training riders and their mounts.
Erected 1991 by United States Army and FRHAS.
Location. 39° 4.046′ N, 96° 46.942′ W. Marker is in Fort Riley, Kansas, in Geary County. Marker is at the intersection of Morris Avenue and Godfrey Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Morris Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Riley KS 66442, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sturgis Stadium (within shouting distance of this marker); To the Memory of the Gallant Dead 26th Cavalry (approx. ¼ mile away); In Memory of the Gallant Dead of the Second U.S. Cavalry
Also see . . .
1. Col Hiram Tuttle USDF Hall of Fame Bio. (Submitted on February 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Hiram Tuttle's Competitive Dressage Record. (Submitted on February 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 248 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.