The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is sad to report that Some Like It Hot collapsed and died on Saturday, July 4 at the Winona Horse Trials in Hanoverton, Ohio. Some Like It Hot was a 19-year-old Thoroughbred mare of unrecorded breeding owned by Ellie Celarek.
Tamar Lask was riding Some Like It Hot in the Starter division when the horse collapsed and died while approaching fence 9 on the cross-country course. The rider was unhurt. An investigation into Some Like It Hot’s death is ongoing and the results will be reported to the USEA’s Safety Committee as part of the USEA Cardiopulmonary Research Study.
The USEA sends its deepest condolences to all of Some Like It Hot’s connections during this difficult time.
My name is Tayah Fuller and I’m 14 years old. “On course” to me is a phrase that makes my heart pump fast and my excitement go wild. There is no better feeling than galloping through a field or flying over cross-country jumps with my heart thrumming along, especially when it is with my best friend. You see, I was born with a congenital heart murmur. While it has never really affected my athletic abilities, the one time that I notice it is when I am riding through a cross-country course with my horse.
Please always remain vigilant when it comes to sending any personal communications via email or text. Every year we receive reports of members and leaders of our sport receiving phishing attempts both online and by phone. These are often communications disguised as being sent from USEA staff or other leaders. As the years go on, the phishing attempts appear to be more directed and tailored.
Tack cleaning is one of those barn chores that might not be our favorite but is certainly necessary for keeping our equipment in top shape. Aside from caring for your tack so it lasts for years to come, regular tack maintenance is important for safety. The last thing you want is the potential for a stitch, zipper, or buckle breaking while you're out on course.
Following feedback from our membership to the rule change proposal for the USEF Rules For Eventing: Appendix 3 – Participation In Horse Trials, the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Board of Governors voted to modify the rule change proposal, but still to recommend the establishment of rider licenses and increase Minimum Eligibility Requirements (MERs) to the regulating authority of the sport US Equestrian (USEF).