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U.S. eventer Amy Tryon passes away at age 42

Tryon was an accomplished competitor who had the 2004 and 2008 Olympics on her resume.


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Amy Tryon
Amy Tryon, shown here with Leyland at the 2009 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day event, was one of America's top event riders. Photo: Leslie Potter
Three-day eventer Amy Tryon has passed away in her sleep at her home in Washington state according to a statement from the Professional Riders Organization (PRO). The cause of death is currently unknown.

Tryon competed in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics with Poggio II, a Washington-bred Thoroughbred. She earned a team bronze and finished sixth individually at the 2004 games. Tryon and Poggio were also part of the U.S. team gold medal effort at the 2002 World Equestrian Games in Spain and took home individual bronze from the 2006 WEG in Aachen, Germany. Until 2006, Tryon juggled her international riding career with a full-time job as a paramedic and firefighter.

The full statement released by PRO follows.

Our world was shattered today with the loss of Eventing great Amy Tryon, who passed away in her sleep at home. Amy's Eventing accomplishments are legendary but it was her quiet strength, determination, courage and support of the sport of Eventing that will be remembered most. The Professional Riders Organization extends its deepest condolences and prayers to Amy's husband Greg Tryon, her mother Jemi Cain and all of her family, friends and staff. Amy will be greatly missed by us, and we are all privileged to have known her.

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Lisa    Brooklyn, NY

3/16/2013 9:16:18 PM

I thought Amy Tryon was an excellent horseback rider for the Kentucky Derby. My prayer are with her family, friends, and staff. Lisa Weiner

Valerie    Dallastown, PA

4/30/2012 12:50:21 PM

I was watching the Rolex 3 day over the weekend and I had wondered about Amy not being there. My deepest sympathy to her family & friends. Eventing has lost a great competitor.

Bill M    Issaquah, WA

4/15/2012 8:16:10 AM

So bummed! So Sad so young! I was her training officer when she worked in Seattle starting out in her EMS profession, prayers and thought for her husband and family.

sandra    gig harbor, WA

4/14/2012 10:20:54 PM

My daughter worked and trained with Amy for 13 years. She inspired her to do her best, trained her to be a great rider and instructor. Amy will leave a big hole in her life, as they travelled to 2 Olympics together and not sure how many times across the U. S. She has left a great legacy and a big hole in our lives.

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