Jun 13, 2023

Inaugural Jimmy Wofford Legacy Fund Scholarship Awarded to Baltodano and Aubel

Vivian Aubel and KeyWest. Photo courtesy of WEEF

The Waredaca Eventing Education Foundation (WEEF) is thrilled to announce the winners of the inaugural Jimmy Wofford Legacy Fund Scholarship. Congratulations to Ateasha Baltodano of Bordentown, New Jersey, and to junior rider Vivian Aubel of Linthicum, Maryland!

Baltodano’s love for horses started at age 9 through 4H programs with her Quarter Horse in tow. Years later, she returned to horses as her children began to explore riding, and horses are once again a family affair. Baltodano has rediscovered a love for competing, eventing, and the vibrant and supportive community around it riding her 5-year-old Standardbred mare Hold My Tiara (Andover Hall x Muscle My Way) at the Beginner Novice level.

Aubel will be starting at Randolph Macon College in the fall and compete on their eventing team with her 9-year-old Thoroughbred gelding KeyWest (Parading x Tropical Way). "Reef" came off the track three years ago, and has partnered with Aubel for two years as they both learn eventing and deepen their connection to the sport and its community. Aubel is especially looking forward to growing and making new connections in the upcoming expert clinics as she and Reef progress at the Novice level.

Ateasha Baltodano and Hold My Tiara. Amy Dragoo photo

Baltodano and Aubel both share an impressive dedication to eventing, personal growth in the face of challenges and obstacles, focus on progressing their own competitiveness, and deep commitment to the sport through volunteerism and working with other riders. WEEF looks forward to everything they will accomplish in the months and years to come.

This inaugural Wofford Legacy Fund year has been heartening to all involved. There were numerous applications from across the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, New England, and the South of the United States. Every applicant shared compelling goals and dedication to our sport—and WEEF encourages each and every one to continue working toward their eventing goals.

The Waredaca Eventing Education Foundation is a private 501(c)(3) charity to support eventing education at Waredaca Farm in Laytonsville, Maryland. The Foundation’s first project has been creation of The Jimmy Wofford Legacy Fund to promote eventing education, honor Jimmy, and keep alive the spirit of the Three-Day long format. Jimmy was a strong supporter of the long format in general, and our Waredaca Classic Three Day in particular, and a regular presence at our monthly Expert Days.

WEEF welcomes your support in helping continue the dedication to eventing education that Jimmy brought to us all. Information about how to support amateur eventers and other efforts that will expand and energize eventing education is available here.

Jun 18, 2024 Young Event Horse

USEA Announces 2024 YEH Championships Venues, Judges, and Entry Process

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce the return of The Dutta Corp. USEA Young Event Horse Championships to both the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill and Twin Rivers Ranch. Each venue has renewed their contracts for two-year terms with an option for a third automatic renewal as mutually agreed upon.

Jun 17, 2024 Eventing News

O'Neal and Clooney 14 Capture the Win at Inaugural Aspen Farms CCI4*-S

At the end of an exciting weekend at Aspen Farms Horse Trials, Karen O'Neal and Clooney 14, a 10-year-old Westphalian gelding owned by Annika Asling, sealed the win in the inaugural CCI4*-S. They started the division in the lead with a dressage score of 35.0, but then dropped to second after show jumping on Saturday due to one rail.

Jun 17, 2024 Eventing News

Get Ready for the Maryland International and USEF Eventing Young Rider Championship

The countdown to the Maryland International & Horse Trials hosted at Loch Moy Farm in Adamstown, Maryland, on July 5-7 has begun. With competition for all FEI divisions from CCI1* to CCI4*-S, as well as national levels Training through Advanced, local riders will be able to compete alongside the best of the best.

Jun 17, 2024

Fast Facts: EA21 Regional Clinics

One of the best parts of summer is the return of the USEA Emerging Athletes U21 Program (EA21) Regional Clinics! This will be the third year that the USEA is offering these two-day educational sessions for the chosen applicants. There are five clinics taking place across the U.S. over the course of the summer. A USEA Eventing Coaches Program (ECP) certified instructor will guide 12 hand-selected applicants at each clinic.

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