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Julia Kelly of Chicago, Illinois, who passed away on Sunday, May 8, at the age of 67 was well known to riders who competed at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Montana.  Julie and her husband Ed were long-time sponsors of all the awards presented to competitors at The Event at Rebecca Farm, many of whom are now the proud owners of the beautiful glass art pieces so generously provided by Julie. 
Original Post Date: 05/12/2011 - 16:39   |   Last Updated: 2011:05:12 16:39:44

Sam Barr, founder of the Welton Stud and famous for all the Welton event horses he bred died in Gloucester Hospital on Saturday April 30th, his health having deteriorated over the last three months.
Original Post Date: 05/03/2011 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2011:05:09 13:41:39

Reno Tune was humanely euthanized due to complications to EPM on April 13, 2011; the liver chestnut gelding was 17.
Original Post Date: 04/15/2011 - 15:30   |   Last Updated: 2011:11:10 16:34:46

The USEA regrets to announce that Mandar, ridden by Arden Wildasin and owned by her father James M. Wildasin was euthanized on Saturday following an incident on the Intermediate course at Southern Pines. Mandar, an Irish Sport Horse, was jumping well when he was pulled up by Arden on the flat between fences. The horse was transported back to the barn and was found to have fractured his hind fetlock. He was immediately euthanized. Mandar was 11-years-old and was successful at both the Preliminary and Intermediate levels and placed 11th at the Fair Hill CCI2* in 2010.
Original Post Date: 03/27/2011 - 16:01   |   Last Updated: 2011:05:09 16:03:43

Gary and Donna Stegman of Poplar Place Farm Horse Trials and the competition officials would like to express their condolences to Jane Rusconi, owner, and Michael Pollard, rider, on the loss of Dekorum, a 9-year-old Thoroughbred mare. Michael and Dekorum were competing in the Advanced Division at the March Horse Trials, when Dekorum suffered an injury while approaching fence eight on the cross-country course. Dekorum was immediately tended to by qualified veterinarians. The decision was made to humanely euthanize Dekorum due to the extent of the injury.
Original Post Date: 03/27/2011 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2011:05:09 16:03:12

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


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