I feel like my posts almost always have something tragic going on in them. Today is going to be no different unfortunately. Early this morning the eventing world lost an amazing competitor, Amy Tryon. She died in her sleep today and as far as I can tell there has been no information out about the cause of death.
I'm sure anyone who follows eventing will remember Amy who recently competed on Poggio II (in the photo), the former race and trail horse, at the Galway Downs International Horse trials two weeks ago. For those who do not she has also represented the United States in two Olympic Games and two World Equestrian Games, with team gold at the World Games in Jerez in 2002 and a team bronze from the Athens Olympics. She was also named Eventing Horseman of the Year in 2006 by The Chronicle of the Horse. Amy was also a firefighter for several years. Besides being an amazing competitor she was also a mentor and trainer for several up and coming talented students and horses.
It is with a heavy heart we say goodbye to yet another great competitor and champion for our sport. My thoughts and prayers go out to her friends and family through such a difficult time.