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Leslie D. Hicks, a well-known upper-level competitor in U.S. eventing, passed away at her home in Citra, Florida, on the morning of November 30 from cancer. She was 58. 
Original Post Date: 12/04/2017 - 13:22   |   Last Updated: 2017:12:05 10:06:57

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is saddened to share news of the passing of Hank Rothwell on November 3, 2017, following a non-competition related riding accident.Hank Rothwell is a former chair of the USEA Foundation Board of Trustees (formerly known as the USEA Endowment Trust) from 2004 – 2009. He was also a member of the USEA Board of Governors in 2004 and 2005. Hank and his wife, Midge Rothwell, were generous donors to the USEA and the USEA Foundation. He touched many lives in the eventing community and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Original Post Date: 11/06/2017 - 13:18   |   Last Updated: 2017:11:06 14:09:41

Crackerjack, a 15.3 hand Irish Sport Horse gelding by Aberjack out of Satan’s Slave was bred by Lucy Boynton Lie for her son Colin Davidson to ride. Davidson started “Crackers” at the Beginner Novice level in 2008 and campaigned him through the Preliminary level. In December of 2010, Davidson passed away in a car accident at the age of 29.
Original Post Date: 11/01/2017 - 11:27   |   Last Updated: 2017:11:01 16:36:51

Temecula, CA June 13, 2017 - Tamra Smith, in conjunction with The West Coast Dempsey Syndicate LLC, regretfully announce that the 9-year-old Dutch Gelding “Dempsey” was humanely euthanized yesterday due to unexpected postoperative complications while in recovery at the University of Montreal Veterinary Hospital. 
Original Post Date: 06/13/2017 - 11:52   |   Last Updated: 2017:06:13 11:52:38

New Market, Tennessee – River Glen Horse Trials and the USEA are saddened to report that the 9-year-old Thoroughbred gelding, All Aboard, ridden and owned by Audrea Dyer collapsed and died on course during the Open Intermediate Division of the River Glen June Horse Trials today. The rider was unhurt.All Aboard will undergo necropsy. Samples were collected and will be analyzed as a part of the ongoing USEA Cardiopulmonary Research Study. Our thoughts are with all of the connections to All Aboard at this difficult time.
Original Post Date: 06/11/2017 - 10:21   |   Last Updated: 2017:06:12 08:19:39

It is with deep sadness that we announce that Jaeda, a 13-year-old Thoroughbred mare (Persian Star x Sweet Jennifer) ridden by Booli Selmayr and owned by Kelly Morgan, died between obstacles 13AB and 14 while competing on cross-country in the CCI3* at Bromont, Canada at midday on Saturday June 10, 2017. The rider was unhurt. 
Original Post Date: 06/10/2017 - 16:51   |   Last Updated: 2017:06:12 08:15:46

The sport of eventing has lost a horse who was a staple at upper level events. Kim Severson’s 2014 World Equestrian Games (WEG) mount, Fernhill Fearless, was euthanized on Sunday, May 28th.  The 17-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding ‘Sparky’ (by Mark Twain) had many great results with Severson in the tack – the highlight being their 23rd place finish at the WEG.
Original Post Date: 05/30/2017 - 15:20   |   Last Updated: 2017:05:30 15:23:00

The sport of eventing lost another legendary horse last week. John Williams’ Olympic and World Equestrian Games partner Carrick was euthanized last Friday, April 14. Carrick was 25.The pair proudly rode for the United States at the 2002 World Equestrian Games where they finished fourth and the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens where Team USA finished bronze.
Original Post Date: 04/17/2017 - 13:25   |   Last Updated: 2017:05:10 08:44:31

Area II and the greater eventing community mourn the loss of James Pray Baker Jr., of Southern Pines, NC, who died suddenly at his home on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at age 61.
Original Post Date: 03/30/2017 - 21:33   |   Last Updated: 2017:03:30 21:33:15

Stephen "Steve" Cushing McBroom, 1952-2016
Original Post Date: 10/18/2016 - 10:58   |   Last Updated: 2016:10:18 10:58:10

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