Award-winning photojournalist Nancy Jaffer edited the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation’s book Riding for the Team: Inspirational Stories of the USA’s Medal-Winning Equestrians and Their Horses. The book chronicles the lives of those who dreamed about competing for their country and “made it,” sharing inspirational stories from the eight equestrian disciplines of show jumping, dressage, eventing, driving, vaulting, reining, endurance and para-dressage. Readers are immersed in the personal histories of the medal-winning riders, drivers and vaulters who have dominated American equestrian sport over the past 28 years. Athletes tell their stories and those of their horses during the years they honed their talent and dedicated their lives to representing their country in the Olympics, World Equestrian Games, World Championships and Pan American Games. You can purchase the book at www.uset.org/riding-for-the-team-book-sale/.In this episode, Nancy recounts anecdotes from the lives of many Olympians, including show jumpers Kent Farrington, McLain Ward, Laura Kraut, Rich Fellers and Lucy Davis; dressage riders Laura Graves, Steffen Peters, Guenter Seidel and Debbie McDonald; and eventers Boyd Martin, Karen O’Connor and Amy Tryon. This podcast is sponsored by Perfect Products. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.