Jan 30, 2024

Applications Now Open for 2024 Jimmy Wofford Legacy Fund Scholarship

By WEEF - Edited Press Release
USEA/Liz Knight Photography photo

Waredaca Eventing Education Foundation | Laytonsville, Md.—Jan. 28—The Waredaca Eventing Education Foundation (WEEF) is pleased to announce an expansion of the 2024 Jimmy Wofford Legacy Fund Scholarships thanks to the generous donations of WEEF supporters and several USEA Classic Three-Day event organizers. This year’s scholarship funds will be awarded to several riders from across the country and includes entries to various USEA Classic Three-Day events spread out from coast to coast!

The Jimmy Wofford Legacy Fund Scholarship was created in 2023 to honor the late Jimmy Wofford. Wofford was influential in creating the Classic-Three Day series and was a strong supporter of these events. Like Wofford, previous scholarship recipients showed a dedication to the sport of eventing here in the U.S. through volunteering, continuing education, and competing.

The 2024 Jimmy Wofford Legacy Fund Scholarship winners will each be awarded $1000 cash support to be used towards training and expenses related to competing in a 2024 USEA Classic Three-Day Event. In addition, Scholarship winners will also be awarded one entry to one of the following participating Classic Three-Day Events:

  • Indiana Eventing Association (IN) May 31-June 2
  • The Event at Rebecca Farm (MT) July 17-21
  • Spokane Sport Horse 10th Annual Fall HTs (WA) September 26-29
  • Hagyard Midsouth Three-Day Event (KY) October 16-20
  • Waredaca Classic Three-Day Event (MD) October 25-27

(note – additional events may be added to the above list should they choose to participate in the Wofford Scholarship program)

The 2024 Jimmy Wofford Memorial Fund Scholarship is open to adult amateur and junior riders competing at any level within USEA. Applicants must be working towards competing in a 2024 USEA Classic Three-Day Event and be in need of financial support to achieve this competition goal. Applicants must also demonstrate their commitment to the sport of eventing through proof of volunteering. Those who have previously participated in, or are currently participating in any other USEA/USEF grant or development program are not eligible for the Wofford Scholarship.

The application deadline is April 1, 2024. Please click HERE for more information and online application.

If you would like to support this scholarship and other WEEF projects, please donate HERE.

About the USEA Classic Series

The USEA Classic Series keeps the spirit of the classic long ­format three­-day events alive for Beginner Novice through the Preliminary levels, including the Modified level as well. Competitors can experience the rush of endurance day, including roads and tracks, steeplechase, the vet box, and cross­-country, as well as participate in formal veterinary inspections and educational activities with experts on the ins and outs of competing in a long ­format three-­day event. Riders who compete in a USEA Classic Series event during the year will have the chance to win a variety of prizes at the events from USEA sponsors. Click here to learn more about the USEA Classic Series.

The USEA would like to thank bronze sponsors SmartPak Equine and D.G. Stackhouse & Ellis Saddles, as well as contributing sponsors Bates Saddles and Parker Equine Insurance for supporting the USEA Classic Series.

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