Name: J. Michael Plumb
Sport: Equestrian
Event(s): Cross-Country, Dressage, Jumping
DOB: 3/28/1940
Birthplace: Islip, N.Y.
Hometown: Syosset, N.Y.
High School: The Millbrook School (Millbrook, N.Y.)
College: University of Delaware
Olympic Experience
  • Seven-time Olympian (1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1984, 1992); six-time Olympic medalist (2 golds, 4 silvers)
  • Rome 1960
  • Tokyo 1964, silver (mixed three-day, team)
  • Mexico City 1968, silver (mixed three-day, team)
  • Munich 1972, silver (mixed three-day, individual)
  • Montreal 1976, gold (mixed three-day event, team), silver (mixed three-day, individual)
  • Los Angeles 1984, gold (mixed three-day event, team)
  • Barcelona 1992
Personal: Son of Meem and Charles Plumb...Grandfather and parents were all horsemen...Began riding at the Meadow Brooks Hounds Pony Club...Played quarterback for his prep school football team...Was voted U.S. Combined Training Association Rider of the Year 10 times...Taught horseback riding and trained horses...Was named one of the 50 most influential horsemen of the 20th century by “Chronicle of the Horse”...Father of three sons, Hugh, Matt and Charlie...Son Charlie is a horseman and his other two sons are racecar drivers.