On Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Central time, join Eric Dierks for a live stream interview with Jim Wofford.
Wofford has had a successful riding career, joining the U.S. Eventing Team in 1965 and remaining a member until 1985. During this time, he trained under Bert de Nemethy and Jack LeGoff.
Wofford competed in the 1968 and 1972 Olympic Games on his famous horse Kilkenny, winning team silver both times, and was also named to the 1980 Olympic Games but did not compete due to the Olympic Committee’s boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics. He was one of 461 athletes to receive a Congressional Gold Medal many years after. He also competed on the U.S. Eventing Team at the 1970 World Championships at Punchestown, Ireland, winning an individual bronze with Kilkenny, and at the 1978 World Championships with Carawich, winning a team bronze.
Wofford’s records also include five wins—each on a different horse—at five U.S. National
Championships, a team gold medal at the
1967 Pan American Games, and two wins at the Kentucky Three-Day Event (1981 with Carawich and 1986 with The Optimist — coming out
of retirement to ride the horse for student and fellow Olympian, Karen O’Connor). He also competed very successfully abroad from 1959 –1986. In all, Wofford competed at the Advanced level over 20 years. During this time, he also raced as a steeplechase jockey and fox hunted for over 20 years.
Wofford retired as a competitor in 1986. He continues to ride, along with his wife, two daughters, and three grandsons.
This live stream is provided by the Illinois Dressage and Combined Training Association.
Tack cleaning is one of those barn chores that might not be our favorite but is certainly necessary for keeping our equipment in top shape. Aside from caring for your tack so it lasts for years to come, regular tack maintenance is important for safety. The last thing you want is the potential for a stitch, zipper, or buckle breaking while you're out on course.
Following feedback from our membership to the rule change proposal for the USEF Rules For Eventing: Appendix 3 – Participation In Horse Trials, the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Board of Governors voted to modify the rule change proposal, but still to recommend the establishment of rider licenses and increase Minimum Eligibility Requirements (MERs) to the regulating authority of the sport US Equestrian (USEF).
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is happy to announce the dates, locations, and judges for the USEA Future Event Horse Championships in 2021. The Future Event Horse (FEH) Championships offer classes for yearlings, 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds, and 4-year-olds to evaluate their potential for becoming successful upper-level event horses.
USEA Area II announces its annual fundraising auction online is open for bidding! This fundraiser is over 20 years old and now well-known as the "Black Friday" for entries to ALL your favorite events! In typical years, the auction is held as a silent auction at the Annual Area Meeting, but because of COVID-19 restrictions, no in-person meeting will be held, so we're bringing the auction to everyone online this year.