Family members were prominent New York City bankers.

Her uncle, James Cox Brady, was chairman of the New York Racing Association.

She was raised in Gladstone, N.J., in the house that eventually became the centerpiece of the U.S. Equestrian Team's training and competition facility, and she was a graduate of the Foxcroft School in Middleburg, Va.

She married Edward Houghton, a well-known horseman, in 1960, and they moved to Buckingham Farm overlooking the Chester River in Kent County.

She belonged to the Jockey Club, the sport’s governing body based in New York and Kentucky.

She was also a member of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, the Maryland Horse Breeders Association and the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation.

Mrs. Houghton was active with the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy and the Maryland Environmental Trust.

She was a past board member of the Kent County Humane Society and Kent School. She was a member of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church.

Plans for a private memorial are incomplete.

In addition to her daughter, survivors include another daughter, Kim Houghton Johnson of Landing, N.J., four granddaughters and a great-grandson.