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Jim Wofford Quote/Essay Contest

In honor of legendary horse person Jim Wofford, Davis Equine will offer two prizes to the winning contestants of the best Jim Wofford Horse-Related essay, video submission, or quote concerning his horse training techniques.

The Scholarship Prize will be awarded to a GMI competitor based on their submission and their sportsmanship and horsemanship demonstrated throughout the weekend.

The winning contestant of the Scholarship Prize will receive a training stipend of $2500 to train with one of the trainers from a pool of trainers who previously trained with Wofford and selected by the OC and a perpetual trophy to be provided by FRE directly to the winner.

In a fun twist, all spectators, competition staff, volunteers, grooms, and participants of GMI for the current year are eligible to compete for a Development Prize, also based on a short essay, video submission, or quote related to Jim Wofford.

The winning contestant of the Development Prize will receive a library of Jim Wofford’s most influential books about training techniques to be provided by Davis Equine directly to the winner and an Award Certificate provided by FRE directly to the winner.

“Jim Wofford was a horseperson beloved by the local equestrian community and beyond,” said Dr. Chad Davis, “Many of the riders at GMI have been influenced by Wofford. We wanted to honor his contributions to the sport, not only in this year, but for many years to come with the support of the community and this local event.”

The deadline for submissions is August 15, 2023.

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The Wofford Prize is Generously Sponsored by Davis Equine + Ride Safe + Virginia Equine Rehab Center & the GMI OC

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