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The USEA sends its condolences to the friends and family of Mike Strang, a longtime supporter of horse sports and eventing in Area IX.
Original Post Date: 02/18/2014 - 10:48   |   Last Updated: 2014:02:18 10:48:51

The USEA celebrates the amazing, decorated life of USEA Horse of the Century and 2006 Hall of Fame Inductee, Biko. Biko passed away January 29, 2014, at the age of 30. Be sure to listen to Karen O'Connors touching tribute to this wonderful horse.
Original Post Date: 02/07/2014 - 11:10   |   Last Updated: 2014:02:07 11:11:29

Original Post Date: 02/06/2014 - 11:15   |   Last Updated: 2014:02:07 08:48:12

The USEA bids farewell to eventing legend and 2006 Hall of Fame Inductee, Biko. Biko passed away today, January 29, 2014.Biko, a large, bay Thoroughbred gelding (Beau Charmeur - My Hansel) with a lovely white blaze holds the number six spot on the USEA Top Ten All American High Point Horses of the Century, and in 1999 won the Horse of the Century Award from the USEA.  He was owned by the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard H Thompson of Malvern, Pennsylvania.
Original Post Date: 01/29/2014 - 16:04   |   Last Updated: 2014:02:03 14:40:08

The USEA extends its condolences and sympathy to Tim, Karen, and Patience O'Neal for the loss of their Advanced-level equine partner, True Avenue. The 11-year-old Thoroughbred mare was lost due to colic on January 7. Kathryn Daniel was kind enough to send us a statement and some words from the O'Neal family.
Original Post Date: 01/21/2014 - 12:29   |   Last Updated: 2014:01:22 10:41:48

Allison Springer's recently acquired, and extraordinarily promising mount, Lionheart, was euthanized on January 18 following complications due to colic. Formerly piloted to the four-star level by William Fox-Pitt, the 12-year-old Westphalian gelding was bought by the Team Lionheart Syndicate LLC in the fall of 2013. Our hearts go out to Allison, the members in the Team Lionheart Syndicate, and all of those affected by the loss of this magnificent animal.
Original Post Date: 01/19/2014 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2014:01:21 12:08:57

We are sad to report that World Equestrian Brands/ USEA Rider of the Year, Buck Davidson, has lost his CCI2* partner, Santa's Keeper. The black Thoroughbred gelding suffered a leg injury earlier this month, and his condition deteriorated. Our thoughts are with Buck and the gelding's owners, Carl and Cassie Segal, who bought "Simon" for Buck off the Keeneland racetrack as a Christmas gift when the gelding was a 3-year-old.
Original Post Date: 01/16/2014 - 15:38   |   Last Updated: 2014:01:16 15:40:49

It is with heavy hearts that the USEA acknowledges the passing of one of its members, Don Gerlach. Don, 59, was an active member of the Area IX eventing community and contributed an immeasurable amount of time and effort to the Powder Basin Equestrian Center in Gillette, WY. Don was known as a fierce competitor, a caring friend, and a selfless individual that could always be counted on. Our condolences go out to his friends, family, and all of those touched by Don's life.
Original Post Date: 01/13/2014 - 14:44   |   Last Updated: 2014:01:13 14:44:29

The United States Eventing Assocation is celebrating the life of the late classic format champion international event horse Molokai owned by Dorothy Crowell. Molokai is considered a model of the classic format event horse, and he will be remembered as a true eventing champion.
Original Post Date: 12/23/2013 - 11:19   |   Last Updated: 2013:12:23 14:04:49

On Wednesday November 27, 2013, Grace Jarman Dawson, age 93, died peacefully at home in Purcellville, VA. She was the Cub Scout leader, little league organizer, 4-H Club leader, Pony Club leader, Herndon High School class mom, and US Eventing Association organizer. To her grandchildren she was friend, teacher, and role model during summer vacations on the farm. She will be sincerely missed.
Original Post Date: 12/03/2013 - 16:07   |   Last Updated: 2013:12:03 16:09:49

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