Articles: Press Release
Darren Chiacchia Injured at Red Hills Horse Trials
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 15, 2008
By Joanie Morris
Lexington, KY -- Darren Chiacchia of Springville, NY and Ocala, FL
suffered a serious fall today, Saturday March 15, 2008, at the Red Hills
Horse Trials in Tallahassee, FL.
Chiacchia was riding Baron Verdi at the Preliminary level -- the pair
fell at the fifth cross country fence. Chiacchia was airlifted to
Tallahassee Medical Center where he remains in critical condition. Baron
Verdi was uninjured in the fall.
"We keep Darren and his friends and family in our thoughts and prayers,"
said USEF President David O'Connor who is at the competition.
The USEF will continue to convey information as it becomes available
from the hospital.
Please contact USEF High Performance Communications Manager, Joanie
Morris with questions at: email@example.com.
The vision of the United States Equestrian Federation(r) is to provide
for equestrian sport in the United States of America by promoting the
of excellence from the grassroots to the Olympic Games, based on a
foundation of fair, safe competition and the welfare
of its human and equine athletes.