The Twin Rivers CCI,CIC & H.T. Organizing Committee regrets to announce the death of Walterstown Don, a 16-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding (Don Juan De La Bouverie x Walterstown Treacy VII) owned by Lauren Burnell and ridden by Rebecca Braitling. Walterstown Don was competing in the CIC3* division, collapsed during the cross-country phase between fences 18 and 19 and died of causes unknown at this time pending necropsy.
Braitling was attended to on site and then was transferred to Sierra Vista Regional Medical for further care. The Organizing Committee of the Twin Rivers CCI,CIC & H.T. and the USEA wish to extend their deepest sympathy and condolences to all of the connections of Walterstown Don.
"No matter how old you are, be open to all disciplines, learn how to ride a dressage horse, a gaited horse, a show jumper. Go fox hunting and point-to-pointing and horse showing. You’ll learn from all of them and when you do decide which discipline you want to do, you’ll be better at it anyway.”
The University of Findlay’s Three-Day Eventing Team was established in 2013, the same year USEA voted and approved the USEA intercollegiate program. The UF team has over 30 members encompassing a variety of majors at the university. The team has access to two indoor arenas, a large outdoor arena, and 70 acres of on-site cross-country fences.
Bellamy, an Oldenburg/Thoroughbred gelding of unknown breeding, came to Tamra Smith’s farm in Southern California with his mane half-way down his neck and filled with burrs. Bellamy had been sitting in a field for a little over a year after unseating several riders in a row and Smith, known for being good with tricky horses, agreed to take him on.