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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

The USEA is sad to report that one of Boyd Martin’s former upper level partners died yesterday, October 27, 2016. “Oscar” was a 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse, by Coevers Diamond Boy and out of Ballyvannon Beauty VII. Martin stated the gelding suffered from cardiac arrest.
Original Post Date: 09/28/2016 - 10:26   |   Last Updated: 2016:09:28 10:36:05

The USEA is saddened to learn that HHS Cooley was euthanized yesterday after suffering a fracture on course at Burgham Horse Trials in Northumberland, UK. The 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse was ridden by Liz Halliday-Sharp and owned by her mother Deborah Halliday.Halliday-Sharp took “Cooley” up the levels herself, piloting him through his first CCI* in 2011 all the way to their first CCI4* completion this spring at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. The pair spent winters in Florida, racking up many top placings at U.S. events through the years.
Original Post Date: 07/31/2016 - 10:11   |   Last Updated: 2016:07:31 10:17:13

The USEA is saddened to learn that Avery Klunick lost her upper level partner, In It To Win It, last night during a colic surgery.Klunick and “Winston,” a 16-year-old New Zealand Sport Horse (By Chinese Gold) have grown their partnership together since Klunick got the ride in 2008 from Julia Briskin, who piloted the gelding through Intermediate.
Original Post Date: 07/01/2016 - 10:28   |   Last Updated: 2016:07:01 10:37:55

Philippa Kate Humphreys age 33, of Rockford, MI died tragically while competing in the CCI*** competition at the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event on Saturday, May 14, 2016.
Original Post Date: 05/20/2016 - 15:17   |   Last Updated: 2016:05:23 08:56:34

Original Post Date: 05/19/2016 - 14:55   |   Last Updated: 2016:05:19 14:57:40

Eventing unfortunately lost another Olympic great this week, Julie Richard’s Jacob Two Two. “Jake,” an Off-The-Track-Thoroughbred lived his last years peacefully at Richard’s parent’s farm in Newnan, Ga.Glynis Schultz introduced Jake to eventing and piloted him through the two-star level before Abigail Lufkin got the ride, and the pair were named to the 2000 Olympic team (Unfortunately they were not able to compete due to an injury). Karen O’Connor and Jake shared a partnership for a bit after this before he and Richards began their competitive career in 2004.
Original Post Date: 05/06/2016 - 10:44   |   Last Updated: 2016:05:16 08:21:15

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