Official Statement Regarding Task Force from the Southern Pines Horse Trials
RELEASE: March 22, 2008
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: 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 email@example.com with questions.