American show jumper Will Simpson is a long-standing competitor at the highest level in the National and International show jumping circuit. Will made his mark on the sport early in his career by setting an outdoor high-jump record of 7 feet, 9 inches on, "Jolly Good" in 1985 in Cincinnati. In 2002, he won the West Coast League with a score of 91 — the third highest total in the league's history — out of a maximum 100. He then went on to win the Del Mar International Grand Prix four straight years in a row. He is most well known for the crucial role he played, as part of the United States Jumping Team, in taking home the gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Will has represented the U.S in five World Cup finals and won more than seventy five Grand Prix events over the course of his career. Most recently he enjoyed an unprecedented nine Grand Prix victories at HITS Thermal in 2015 winter season.
Will Simpson is greatly respected in the equestrian community. From 1998 through 2008 he served as president of the West Coast Active Riders. He is a current board member of the North American Riders Group, and also acts as chairman of the High Performance committee of the USEF. A big believer in giving back, Will sits on the board of the Compton Junior Posse, and plays an integral part in coaching underprivileged, inner city children.
Simpson continues to show and compete throughout the U.S and Canada, all the while nurturing his goal to once again ride for the U.S team in the Olympic Games.