James Wofford of Upperville, VA is a renowned and respected clinician, author and television commentator.
Eventing Coaching Achievements:
Since 1978 at least one of his students has represented the United States on every team in participating in the Olympic Games, World Equestrian Games and Pan American Games. Mr. Wofford coached the 2000 Olympic Bronze Medal Team and the Individual Gold Medal Winner. Three of the four members of the 2002 World Equestrian Games Team Gold Medal Winners were former students.
Mr. Wofford trained the Olympic Individual Silver Medal Winner in 2008, trained the Olympic Individual Silver Medal Winner in 2004 and coached the Canadian Eventing Team to a Silver Medal in the Pan American Games in 2003.
An accomplished event rider, Jimmy Wofford is a three time Olympian- in 1968 and 1972, he won Olympic Team Silver Medal, and in 1980, he won Silver in the Individual Alternative Olympic Games.
Mr. Wofford won the Rolex Three Day Event in both 1986 and 1981. He won the Team Bronze Medal in 1978 World Championship and in 1970, he won the Individual Bronze Medal at the World Championship. In 1967, he won Pan American Games Team Gold Medal.
Mr. Wofford's many well regarded books include: Training the 3-Day Event Horse and Rider, Gymnastics: Systematic Training of the Jumping Horse, Take a Good Look Around, 101 Eventing Tips and Cross Country with Jim Wofford.
Mr. Wofford has served as the Olympic and World Equestrian Games Color Commentator since 1972.
Professional Affiliations and Acknowledgements:
Mr. Wofford is a Member of the United States Eventing Association Hall of Fame, he was named the United States Olympic Committee Developmental Coach of the Year 1998 & 1999, he has served as President of the United States Equestrian Federation and is a past member of the Fédération Equestre Internationale Eventing Committee