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It is with great sadness that Equiventures, organizers of the Ocala Horse Properties Winter 2 Horse Trials, as well as the USEA reports on the tragic loss of Jack’s Irish Z in this afternoon’s Intermediate division. Katlyn Hewson, the owner/rider of Irish, was not injured in the incident.  Irish landed following the second to last fence on course and was unable to bear weight on one of his legs and as a result of his injuries had to be humanely euthanized. Equiventures and the USEA extends it heartfelt sympathy to owners Katlyn, Chuck and Sue Hewson and partner Karl Slezak.
Original Post Date: 02/11/2012 - 16:57   |   Last Updated: 2012:02:11 19:42:15

Sue Clark, the stable manager at Stonehall Farm in The Plains, VA, has confirmed the death of Landmark’s Legendary Affaire, a 6-year-old Thoroughbred gelding owned by Ms. Jacqueline Mars and ridden by Lauren Kieffer. “Tux” was inside a hyperbaric oxygen chamber at KESMARC Florida, an equine sports medicine facility in Ocala, Florida, when the chamber exploded. Local reports say 28-year-old Erica Marshall was also killed in the accident. Sorcha Moneley was reportedly critically injured and airlifted to a health facility in Gainesville, Florida for treatment.
Original Post Date: 02/10/2012 - 16:10   |   Last Updated: 2012:02:10 16:16:23

It is with the deepest sadness that USEA says goodbye to one of its founding fathers, Jack Fritz, who passed away this morning. In any organization, any sport, committees and regulations are a necessary "evil." Without rules, chaos takes over. From the very beginning of Eventing in the United States Jack was hard at work helping to build the framework of a viable organization. A list of the official positions he has filled would run to several pages. Among others he has served as Governor and Vice-President of the USCTA (now USEA) and the United States Pony Club; Chairman of the AHSA (now USEF) Combined Events and Dressage Committee and as Secretary Treasurer and Director of the USET. He was a founding member of the USDF.
Original Post Date: 02/09/2012 - 12:27   |   Last Updated: 2012:02:09 12:29:30

 The USEA would like to extend its deepest condolences to USEA Board of Governors' member and ICP Certified Instructor, Phyllis Dawson, on the loss of her stallion, Brandenburg's Windstar. 
Original Post Date: 12/15/2011 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2011:12:19 15:40:30

 Lisa Marie Fergusson’s Welsh Cob/Thoroughbred gelding, Smart Move, was euthanized yesterday after being struck by a car in the road outside the barn in Wellington, Florida where he was training for the upcoming season reports Eventing Nation. Lisa Marie of British Columbia, Canada was hoping to represent Canada in the 2012 London Olympics with Smart Move. The pair had great success together this year including winning the Jersey Fresh CCI2* and Fair Hill International CIC2*. They also finished third at the Stuart CIC2* and fourth at the Galway Downs CCI3*. 
Original Post Date: 12/14/2011 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2011:12:19 15:34:02

 Dr. Mary Alice Brown, one of the longest supporters of three-day eventing, died in November 2011.  She was 73 years old and still eventing.Mary Alice was introduced to eventing by Jean Campbell, who was her instructor at Smith College in 1957.  Mary Alice competed every year since then, making her one of two people to ever event for 55 consecutive years.  
Original Post Date: 11/10/2011 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2011:12:19 14:57:11

Alyce Hurt Hinkle was born in Rockville Maryland on January 31st, 1947 and passed away in a car accident on August 17th, 2011.  She is survived by her life partner Debra Anne Kerschenbaum, her daughter Tayler Kerschenbaum Owen and husband Mark Owen, son Aubram Kerschenbaum; brother George Hinkle and wife Janice Hinkle,  sister Elizabeth Clark; and extended family Jennifer and Johnny Bodtman & Robin and Joe Labella.  Alyce will be missed by those she touched through her life’s passion of the equestrian sport.  She left an indelible impression on all who knew her and w
Original Post Date: 08/22/2011 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2011:09:20 13:35:25

Lifelong horseman Elkins “Elky” Wetherill passed away on August 11, 2011 at his summer home in Waldoboro, ME. He was 91. Mr. Wetherill had resided in Plymouth Meeting, PA since 1949.
Original Post Date: 08/22/2011 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2011:09:20 13:40:41

Lexington, KY - It is with great sadness that the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) learned that Woodburn, owned by Ann Jones and Mardie Faucett, was euthanized last night. Woodburn appeared to have suffered major internal bleeding at home, the cause of which is unknown. More information will be available after an autopsy.
Original Post Date: 08/03/2011 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2011:08:09 11:24:45

Original Post Date: 08/02/2011 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2012:02:27 15:19:18

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