New Meadow Farm in Steeles Tavern, Va., hosts a Jimmy Wofford eventing clinic on July 31, 2014. Wofford, an American equestrian, has competed in international eventing competitions, including several Olympic games, and is a retired president of AHSA and vice president of USET.
From his website, www.jimwofford.blogspot.com: In 2000, Wofford was listed by the Chronicle of the Horse as one of the “50 Most Influential Horseman” of the 20th century, and in January of 2012, he was awarded the Jimmy A. Williams Trophy for Lifetime Achievement, horse sports’ highest honor. A Hall of Fame member of both the United States Eventing Association and Culver Military Academy, Wofford trains at his farm in Upperville, Va., and travels extensively, teaching and giving clinics. Wofford has had at least one student on every U.S. Olympic, World Championship, and Pan-American team since 1978. All four members of the U.S. Bronze medal team at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, including David O’Connor, the Individual Gold medal winner, were graduates of Wofford’s program.
In addition, 3 out of the 4 members of the 2002 Gold Medal team at the World Equestrian Games were his former students. Kim Severson, the Individual Silver Medal winner at the Athens Olympics, and Gina Miles, the Individual Silver Medal winner at the Beijing Olympics, are both graduates of Wofford’s program. Widely sought after as a clinician and coach, Wofford is equally well known as an author. His first book, TRAINING THE 3-DAY EVENT HORSE AND RIDER, is now back in print after selling out the first print run, while his second book, GYMNASTICS: SYSTEMATIC TRAINING FOR JUMPING HORSES is out of print. A sequel, entitled MODERN GYMNASTICS, is now available. Three other books, TAKE A GOOD LOOK AROUND, 101 EVENTING TIPS, and CROSS-COUNTRY WITH JIM WOFFORD, are all widely available. In addition, he writes a monthly column for Practical Horseman, the largest monthly periodical in the U.S. dedicated to “English” riding.
The clinic offers three riding groups containing no more than eight riders; groups will be separated according to rider and horse ability. Show jumping and cross country (starter through novice level) classes available. Each group lasts 2 hours, as follows: 9:30–11:30 a.m., 12–2 p.m., and 2:30–4:30 p.m. A question and answer lecture, open to riders and auditors, begins at 8 a.m. The clinic fee is $200; auditor fee is $20. For more information, contact Jess Kulp at 610.825.9838, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://www.newmeadowcamp.com.