Articles: Press Release
Official Statement Regarding Task Force from the
Southern Pines Horse Trials
United States Equestrian Federation, Inc.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
By Joanie Morris
Raeford, NC - Task Force, owned by JC Chester and ridden by Jan Byyny,
suffered a catastrophic hind leg injury and was humanely euthanized
today during the warm up at Southern Pines II Horse Trials in Raeford,
NC. Task Force, a 16-year-old Australian Thoroughbred gelding, had
enjoyed a storied career in eventing with Jan. The pair enjoyed a long,
successful partnership, including winning the Jersey Fresh CCI*** and
representing the U.S. at the World Championships in 2006 and other
international competitions. The Carolina Horse Park Foundation, the
USEA, and the USEF extends their heartfelt sympathies to all of 'Jedi's'
connections and friends on the loss of this great horse.
Please contact Joanie Morris, USEF High Performance Communications
Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
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.