Waredaca is launching a new program to honor its dear friend and supporter, the late Jimmy Wofford.
The Waredaca Eventing Education Foundation (WEEF), a 501(c)(3) charity, was formed with the mission to support eventing education at Waredaca Farm. The Foundation's first project is the creation of The Jimmy Wofford Legacy Fund to promote eventing education. This fund will reward one adult amateur and one junior whose intention is to train and compete in the Waredaca Classic Three-Day Event in October. The vision is for this to be an ongoing, perpetual scholarship that will honor Wofford and keep the spirit of the three-day long format.
Wofford was a strong supporter of the long format in general, and the Waredaca Classic Three-Day in particular, and was a regular presence at the Waredaca's monthly Expert Days until very recently. The team at Waredaca and the Foundation are thrilled that Wofford's wife, Gail, has given her enthusiastic blessing to this effort, "especially because I know how Jim always encouraged the long format competitions," she said.
You can find more information on WEEF, the Jimmy Wofford Legacy Fund, and the scholarships here.
The application for this scholarship can be accessed on the Jimmy Wofford Legacy Fund page.
Are you following along with the action from home this weekend? Or maybe you're competing at an event and need information fast. Either way, we’ve got you covered! Check out the USEA’s Weekend Quick Links for links to information including the prize list, ride times, live scores, and more for all the events running this weekend.
After not running in 2020 and 2021, the MARS Bromont CCI Three-Day Event returned to the Bromont Olympic Equestrian Center in Quebec, Canada, in 2022. America's Jennie Saville (née Brannigan) and Twilightslastgleam won the CCI4*-L, as the chestnut Thoroughbred gelding (National Anthem x Royal Child) bred and owned by Nina Gardner moved up from eighth after dressage into the lead after cross-country with the fastest round on wet ground over the tracks designed by Derek di Grazia. Canada's Lindsay Traisnel and Bacyrouge, a bay Selle Français gelding (Mylord Carthago x Lelia) owned by Patricia Pearce, finished second, and they are among four from the top-10 in the CCI4*-L in 2022 that return in 2023.
Hannah Sue Hollberg of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, was on a winning streak at the Essex Horse Trials on Sunday, claiming victory in both the $10,000 Open Intermediate and Open Preliminary divisions with two horses that are fairly new to her. Some difficulty on cross-country did not stop her mount Hachi from claiming victory in the Open Intermediate with a score of 101.6, while Open Preliminary partner Rockster finished on his dressage score of 27.3.
The great football coach Vince Lombardi said, “We win our games in practice.” With the goal of having the most effective practices possible for horses, their riders, and their coaches, Cathy Wieschhoff explains some signs that can indicate when horse and rider should repeat an exercise, switch it up, or be done with that activity. Wieschhoff brings perspective as a five-star rider that has competed at the Kentucky Three-Day Event and Burghley Horse Trials, a USEF “R” Course Designer for eventing cross-country and show jumping, a former Area VIII chair and member of the USEA Board of Governors, and a Level V USEA ECP Certified Coach based out of Carriage Station Farm in Lexington, Kentucky.