The USEA is sadden to hear of the sudden loss of Cavallino Cocktail owned by Benita Strini. “Skotty,” a 13-year-old Irish Sport Horse mare was euthanized following complications from a colic surgery on December 30, 2015. Strini bought Skotty from Zach Brandt, an up-and-coming young professional this year. Skotty took Brandt to his first CCI1* and eventually their first CCI3* together where they finished 10th. The pair was also named to the USEF Eventing Under 25 Developing Rider program for three consecutive years.