The sport of eventing lost another legendary horse last week. John Williams’ Olympic and World Equestrian Games partner Carrick was euthanized last Friday, April 14. Carrick was 25.
The pair proudly rode for the United States at the 2002 World Equestrian Games where they finished fourth and the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens where Team USA finished bronze.
Carrick was also a strong force at the very top levels. With multiple CCI4* completions, he also finished second at the 2002 Kentucky Three-Day Event and fourth at the 2003 Burghley Horse Trials. Carrick never had a cross-country penalty at any level in 13-year career.
Carrick and John Williams at the 2004 Olympic Games. Shannon Brinkman Photo.
The Canadian Sport Horse by Cozy’s Commander and out of Anita was a competitive force through the grueling endurance of the long format, and remained a feature of the sport still after the abridged short format was introduced.
The USEA sends its condolences to all of Carrick’s connections and fans.
The Fair Hill Organizing Committee (FHOC), an affiliate of the Sport and Entertainment Corporation of Maryland (The Sport Corp.), today announced the inaugural Maryland Five-Star at Fair Hill will take place October 14-17, 2021. Health and safety factors, in addition to other challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, led to a final decision to postpone the international three-day eventing competition originally scheduled for this October at the newly constructed Special Event Zone at Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area in Cecil County, Maryland.
Apple Knoll Farm in Millis, Massachusetts (Area I) was scheduled to host two one-day events in 2020 offering Training, Novice, and Beginner Novice divisions. Their May event was forced to cancel due to COVID-19, but their September event is planning to run as scheduled.
This article will be updated to include statements as they are released from upcoming USEA recognized events regarding actions they are taking due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
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