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March 13, 1946 – March 30, 2016The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is sad to announce that Roger Haller passed away from cancer on Wednesday, March 30. 
Original Post Date: 03/31/2016 - 10:19   |   Last Updated: 2016:04:05 09:48:58

Coleen Joan Keenan-Hersson, 63, of Rixeyville, VA, died peacefully on Thursday, March 3, 2016, with her family at her side in Charlottesville, Virginia. Coleen was born on October 24, 1952, the daughter of Patricia Mary Keenan and Lt. Col. USA (Ret) Daniel Richard Keenan (deceased). Coleen married Noel Hersson in Sweden in the summer of 1990 after they both attended the World Cup Championship in Stockholm. Coleen's love of horses was unquestionable, connecting people and horses together throughout Virginia.
Original Post Date: 03/04/2016 - 20:23   |   Last Updated: 2016:03:04 20:23:43

Don Randle, 60, of Cheyenne, passed away Feb. 28, 2016.Don was born March 22, 1955, in Loveland, Colorado.In 1959, Don moved to Jackson, where his father had work as a carpenter. Don grew up enjoying the outdoors, climbing, hiking and skiing. He graduated from Jackson Hole High School and went on to the University of Wyoming. He graduated from UW with a B.S. in wildlife biology/animal science.
Original Post Date: 03/04/2016 - 11:36   |   Last Updated: 2016:03:04 11:37:52

The USEA is very sad to share that Atlanta, an 8-year-old Argentinian Sport Horse, was humanely euthanized on course this morning at the Ocala Horse Properties Winter II Horse Trials in Ocala, Fla. Ridden by owner, Juan Larrazabal, Atlanta suffered a fractured leg on the Intermediate cross-country course. Atlanta was immediately attended to by the on-site veterinary team, and it was decided that it was in his best interest to be humanely euthanized.The USEA sends our deepest condolences to Juan and all of Atlanta’s connections. 
Original Post Date: 02/12/2016 - 15:19   |   Last Updated: 2016:02:12 15:19:19

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.
Original Post Date: 12/31/2015 - 11:00   |   Last Updated: 2016:01:04 08:11:26

Nadeem Noon, 1961 – 2015The USEA is saddened to hear of the passing of Nadeem Noon who died on November 12, 2015 at the age of 54. Nadeem suffered from a rare and serious disease called Amyloidosis, a condition which severely affected his heart, lungs and other vital organs. Nadeem was moved to hospice care on Tuesday, November 10th in an effort to make him as comfortable as possible. Nadeem is survived by his wife Sherry and his son Nadir.
Original Post Date: 11/13/2015 - 12:05   |   Last Updated: 2015:11:13 14:07:55

David M. Crystal, age 73, passed away October 3, 2015, as a result of complications from heart disease. He is survived by his wife, Melissa Crystal; two daughters, Rebecca (Roman) Pizmoht of Rapidan, VA and Abby (Matt) Scott of Walworth; granddaughter, Emily Scott; brother, Robert Crystal of Florida; many nieces and nephews, as well as cherished brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Original Post Date: 10/13/2015 - 08:36   |   Last Updated: 2015:10:13 08:36:33

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Tony DeGroot patriarch of the DeGroot family and owner of DG Bar Ranch in Hanford, California.  Mr. DeGroot and his wife Betty, along with well-known sport horse trainer Willy Arts and the entire DeGroot family opened DG Bar Ranch in April 1985.  Today the focus of DG Bar Ranch is breeding, developing and training young horses for the FEI Young Horse Competition.  Mr.
Original Post Date: 09/16/2015 - 21:14   |   Last Updated: 2015:09:16 21:27:05

The USEA is sad to hear of the passing of the Hall of Fame member, Giltedge.
Original Post Date: 09/04/2015 - 13:00   |   Last Updated: 2015:09:09 14:26:48

The USEA is very sad to hear of the passing of Hall of Fame member, Karen Stives, who lost her long battle with lung cancer today at the age of 64.  
Original Post Date: 08/14/2015 - 21:31   |   Last Updated: 2015:08:14 21:32:19

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