Amy Tryon Passed Away in her sleep today. Tryon represented the United States on two Olympic and two World Equestrian Games teams, bringing home a team gold medal from the World Games in Jerez in 2002 and a team bronze medal from the Athens Olympics in 2004. The world lost a very hardworking and talented equestrian today. May she go to a heaven where there are horses.
In honor of the ridiculous influx of baby pictures recently, here’s one from the vault
When 8-year-old mare Maggy Hawk gave birth to her third foal on May 9, 2002, the young mare immediately rejected her colt. In the 12 day interval before a nurse mare could be found, 9-year-old Lauren, daughter of breeder John Silvertand, hand fed the colt milk from an old Coors Lite bottle
This little colt, of course, grew up to be 2005 Preakness/Belmont winner and perennial fan favorite Afleet Alex