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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

It is with deep sadness that the USEA reports that 23-year-old eventer and USEA member, Zoe Di Giovanni, passed away yesterday evening while riding. Di Giovanni lived in Southern Pines, NC and was known as a brilliantly happy, always-smiling young woman. The loss of this young girl is absolutely devastating, and the USEA would like to extend its sincerest condolences to her mother, Maria, and the rest of her friends and family.
Original Post Date: 10/07/2013 - 11:03   |   Last Updated: 2013:10:08 15:10:58

It is with heavy hearts that the USEA has learned of the passing of member and Area VIII eventer, Christine Brown.Christine Brown, 43, had competed through Intermediate, and was an active member of the USEA. She was a former Area VIII chair, and an avid volunteer. The USEA would like to send its deepest condolences to Brown's family and friends during this time of sorrow. A full obituary can be found here.
Original Post Date: 07/11/2013 - 10:06   |   Last Updated: 2013:07:22 11:34:26

It is with deep regret that the USEA announces the passing of Andrea Leatherman's 7-year-old Thoroughbred mare, Neveah, after a fall at the Ocala Horse Trials today. We send our greatest condolences to Andrea and all of Neveah's connections. 
Original Post Date: 02/08/2013 - 13:48   |   Last Updated: 2013:02:08 13:49:48

Richard Harte Thompson of Malvern, Pennsylvania:  Father, Grandfather, and avid supporter, participant, and enthusiast of equestrian Three-Day Eventing, Beagling, land conservancy and equestrian sport communications, passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2012.Mr. Thompson, who grew up in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, attended the Episcopal Academy in Merion, Pennsylvania, St. Andrews School in Middletown, Delaware, and Penn State University.
Original Post Date: 06/13/2012 - 15:07   |   Last Updated: 2012:06:13 15:09:37

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