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BREAKING: 22-Year-Old U.S. Gold Medalist Olympian Found Dead… Please Pray

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This week, equestrians everywhere are mourning the loss of a gold medal winning show jumper who was killed on Wednesday when the horse she was riding on fell. The incident took place during a show in New York’s Hudson Valley.

Rebecca Weissbard was a 22-year-old from Manorville, Long Island. She died on the scene at Horse Shows in The Sun in Saugerties. Weissbard was reportedly on her second run through a 10-hurdle course when her horse, Remember Me, struck a cross pole on the first hurdle. She was thrown from her horse, which then crushed her.

Authorities confirmed the equestrian died of blunt force trauma, and paramedics were unable to revive her. An hour before her tragic death, Weissbard won the first round of the show.

The condition of the horse has not been reported.

“It is with great sadness that HITS informs the equestrian community of an accident involving a talented young athlete,” HITS spokesman Emily Glass said in a statement. “HITS extends its deepest sympathy to the athlete’s family and to the entire horse sport community who feels the impact of this significant loss.”

In 2013, Weissbard won a gold medal at the Maccabiah Games in Israel. She also helped her U.S. show jumping team win a silver medal.

Please send your prayers to Weissbard’s family during this difficult time.

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3 Comments

  1. Pam

    September 10, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    I hope Hilary or Bill wasn’t anywhere around.. If so they probably scared the poor horse and caused the fall ?

    • Kathi

      September 12, 2016 at 12:24 pm

      Pam, you are a horrible person to make a joke about this tragedy

  2. Patricia Cooke

    November 6, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    My, sincere condolences. To her Family!!!! and Friends ?????

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