Still Horse Crazy After All These Years

If It Didn’t Happen This Way, It Should Have

Jim Wofford



A rare insider's look at the life of a professional sportsman as he tries to reconcile the passion that drives him with livelihood, family, and aging.

Known for his wit, irreverence, and whip-smart observations on equestrian sport and its participants, three-time Olympian Jim Wofford's writing is as legendary as his performances in the saddle. Now he again brings his immense talent for telling tales—all of them (mostly) true—to the page in his autobiography.

Growing up on a Kansas farm that shared a border with Fort Riley, home to the U.S. Cavalry School from 1887 to 1949, and the son of a sporting Army-man who rode in uniform in the 1932 Olympics, Wofford shares his wholly unique perspective on horsemanship and the history of equestrian competition in the United States. We track his ascendancy from one-room schoolhouse, to Culver Military Academy, to the United States Equestrian Team headquarters in Gladstone, New Jersey, during its heyday. Along the way, Wofford introduces some of history's great horses and the people who loved them as he strives to reach the top of the international eventing scene. Fascinating stories from his many adventures around the world contribute to this honest, funny, poignant read certain to entertain and educate every horse person. 

Additional Information

Author: Jim Wofford

Format: Paperback

Page Count: 464

Illustrations: 96 color & b/w photos

ISBN: 9781570769559

By Jim Wofford

Jim Wofford, a three-time Olympian and one of the best-known eventing trainers in the world, died on February 2, 2023. In 2000, Wofford was listed by The Chronicle of the Horse as one of the “50 Most Influential Horseman of the 20th Century,” and he was a Hall of Fame inductee of both the United States Eventing Association and Culver Military Academy, which he attended. Wofford was the author of Training the 3-Day Event Horse and Rider; Gymnastics: Systematic Training for Jumping Horses; Modern Gymnastics, Take a Good Look Around; 101 Eventing Tips; Cross-Country with Jim Wofford; and Still Horse Crazy After All These Years. His legacy of eventing greatness lives on in his many protégés and students.

UnTacked Magazine Says:

“An engaging read that’ll cause you to burn the midnight oil and leave you wishing it were a couple hundred pages longer.”

Horse & Hound Magazine Says:

"A brilliant read for both the casual eventing fan and hardcore geeks. …wonderfully entertaining.