Vaughn Jefferis

New Zealand Olympian: 720

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Vaughn Jefferis represented New Zealand at two Olympics and three world championships and, but for the extraordinary deeds of his contemporaries Blyth Tait and Mark Todd, would have been hailed as a superstar.

The Matangi-based rider grew up on a farm in the Waikato and was around horses from when he learned to walk. He received early formal coaching from two Englishwomen, Suzanne Dickens and Elaine Knox-Thompson, but later the person who most influenced his riding was Carl Hester, especially in dressage.

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