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Terry Kennedy, a long-time cross-country starter at many events in Area VIII died Saturday night due to complications with COPD. Arrangements are pending and no further information is available at this time. Although not a rider, Terry stepped into the role of starter some years back when he and his wife Chris took over the duties of Chris' parents Jack and Pat Ray (who won a Governors Cup for their services). Terry's smiling face and encouraging words will be greatly missed by riders and organizers alike. Our deepest condolences to his family.
Original Post Date: 03/21/2011 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2011:05:09 16:08:11

Philip (Phil) Garrett Sawin (68) resident of Bellville, Texas since 1978 passed away March 18 from a ladder accident at his horse training facility, Pine Hill Farm, where he lived and worked.Phil was born in Austin, Texas, August 26, 1942 and grew up in Houston, Texas. He fell in love with horses and the people around them while working at Almeda Stables in Houston in the 50's. Phil did computer programming for insurance companies in Houston to support his love of horses.
Original Post Date: 03/19/2011 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2011:05:09 16:10:58

WHITEFISH, MONT. (December 27, 2010) - Rebecca Broussard, a visionary in the world of Equestrian Eventing, died on Dec. 24 after a brave battle with cancer. Friends and family gathered on Christmas to honor her life, while public celebrations of her legacy will be planned at equestrian competitions this summer. 
Original Post Date: 12/28/2010 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2011:05:10 17:20:36

One of the most iconic figures in US Eventing, Rebecca Broussard, passed away yesterday, December 24,  at her home in Whitefish, Montana surrounded by her family. Her passing leaves a void that will never be filled and the entire eventing family mourns the loss of this exceptional woman.
Original Post Date: 12/25/2010 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2011:05:10 17:21:57

Original Post Date: 12/06/2010 - 21:41   |   Last Updated: 2011:12:16 13:02:20

Sadly, Jennifer Simmons’ horse J.B.’s Star was euthanized on October 16 after sustaining a fracture to his right humerus after a fall at Fence 17 on the cross-country course at the Fair Hill CCI3*. Both Simmons and “JB” were attended to immediately by the medical staff, and the horse was transported to New Bolton Medical Center in Kennett Square, PA.Simmons was transported to the Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE to undergo testing, but was later released today.
Original Post Date: 10/18/2010 - 02:38   |   Last Updated: 2011:12:16 11:44:25

Walter G. Staley, Jr., 77, of Mexico, Missouri, died on October 10, 2010, at Audrain Medical Center.
Original Post Date: 10/13/2010 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2011:05:11 12:39:55

The Poplar Place Farm Horse Trials would like to express their condolences to Hilda Donahue on the loss of her eventing partner Extravagance, a 14-year-old Australian Thoroughbred gelding.  Hilda and Extravagance were competing in the CIC*** division at the September Horse Trials and suffered an injury associated with a fall at a fence.  Extravagance was humanely euthanized.Sincerely,Donna and Gary StegmanPoplar Place Farm owners and organizers
Original Post Date: 09/25/2010 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2011:05:11 13:20:51

It is with great regret that Judy Skinner and Michael Payne announce the death of Ballincoola.
Original Post Date: 09/23/2010 - 16:42   |   Last Updated: 2011:12:13 16:26:29

It is with the deepest regret that the FEI announces that Sebastian Steiner, 22, suffered a fatal accident while competing at Montelibretti International Horse Trials in Italy at 15.25pm on September 18, 2010.Sebastian, who was representing Austria, was riding Cartago, a 15-year-old gelding, when they fell at fence number 11. The horse was not injured in the incident.Mrs Christina Klingspor (SWE), President of the Ground Jury, said: “On behalf of the whole sport, I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Sebastian’s family.”
Original Post Date: 09/20/2010 - 16:40   |   Last Updated: 2011:12:13 16:17:10

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