Tag: Obituary

Oct 25, 2018

Revitavet Capato (2003-2018)

Top event horse Revitavet Capato (Contendro x Annabelle), a 17.1 hand 15-year-old Hanoverian gelding, was euthanized on Thursday, October 18, 2018 after shattering his pastern bone in a pasture accident.

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May 01, 2019 Eventing News

In Memoriam: Roy Burek

Charles Owen announced that Roy Burek, Chairman and Owner of the legendary equestrian safety company, passed away on Saturday, April 27th following a heart attack in his sleep.

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Apr 10, 2019 Association News

Michael W. Winter (1958 – 2019)

Previous USEA Board of Governor and Vice President of Admin and Finance, Mike Winter, passed away yesterday due to complications from ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease).

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Feb 21, 2019 Profile

Worth the Trust (1985-2019)

Karen O’Connor’s 1997 Rolex winner, Worth the Trust, died on February 19, 2019 from complications of old age. He was 34 years old. He died like he did everything else in his life ― with honesty and courage.

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Feb 08, 2019 Profile

Upstage (1991-2019)

Upstage (Touching Wood x Golly D’Ore), Richard and Vita Thompson’s Thoroughbred gelding, passed away today at the age of 28.

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Jan 08, 2019 Eventing News

Fifi Prime (1931-2018)

The USEA is saddened to report that Fifi Prime, formerly known as Fifi Coles, passed away peacefully and painlessly in her sleep on December 7, 2018. Fifi was the editor of the USCTA News (now Eventing USA) for 22 years taking it from a newsletter to a magazine and was instrumental in establishing the sport of three-day eventing in the United States. Fifi traveled all over the world to cover eventing at the Olympic Games, World Championships, and Pan Am Championships for the USCTA News and worked tirelessly to promote the sport.

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Dec 26, 2018 Eventing News

In Memoriam: Nirvana II

In 1996 Jill Henneberg represented the U.S. at the Olympic Games on an off-the-track Thoroughbred mare she found in a backyard and purchased for a few hundred dollars. Nirvana II (by Hawkins Special) was only 3 years old and Henneberg was only 13 years old when they came together and they would be a pair for the next 30 years – until Nirvana passed away today at the age of 33.

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Dec 05, 2018 Association News

Kyra King Stuart (1939-2018)

Kyra King Stuart passed away suddenly today, December 5, 2018 in Honeyoe Falls, New York at the age of 79.

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Aug 14, 2018 Eventing News

In Memoriam: Helen Sproat

Helen McKell Sproat passed away August 10, 2018 at the age of 85. She grew up in Chillicothe, Ohio and married Ben Sproat in 1955, who preceded her in death. They raised four children: Anne, Sam (JoAnn), Tom, and Scott (Jackie). She was blessed with four granddaughters: Hannah Sproat, Rose Sproat, Wrenata Sproat, and Caroline Sproat.

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Jul 14, 2018 Eventing News

Enchantez (2000-2018)

The USEA is sad to report that Enchantez, an 18-year-old Thoroughbred gelding (Devil’s Joy x Reunion) was euthanized today due to a broken leg.

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Mar 28, 2018 Association News

In Memoriam: Mike Tucker

Mike Tucker, legendary eventer, course designer, technical delegate, and commentator passed away today at the age of 73. For over 40 years Tucker was the equestrian commentator for the BBC and his voice is synonymous with eventing at events around the world.  

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