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Sport Eventing
NOC United States   
Born24 Feb 1970 in Redmond, WA, USA
Height1.80 m
Weight 72 kg
Human Interest
Last Update
  12 Aug 2013
Further Personal Information
Higher education Central Washington University: Ellensburg, WA, USA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She rode in her first event at the age of eight.
Why this sport? She was inspired by her mother, who loved horses.
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement Winning bronze at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens and gold at the 2002 World Equestrian Games [WEG] in Jerez, Spain. (, 09 May 2007)
Injuries She injured her back during a serious fall during the 2002 World Equestrian Games in Jerez, Spain. In May 2005 she had risky back surgery to correct problems that had progressed into painful pressure on her nerves. She couldn't work or train for five months and admitted that her progress back to full fitness was an uphill battle, but that the surgery had made all the difference. (USOC, 14 Apr 2004; USEF, 09 May 2007)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Anything is attainable if you work hard enough. You don't have to have money or live in an area that has horses, but you have to work hard. You have to be willing to put yourself out there and be willing to learn." (USOC, 14 Apr 2004)
Other information DEATH
She passed away in her sleep on 12 April 2012. Her family made an announcement, saying "We ask that all take a moment to reflect on Amy whether that little girl on a pony, that girl on the horse, that woman representing her country at the Olympic Games, or the woman serving her community as a firefighter. We hope that brings a smile and a bit of comfort as it does us." (FEI, 26 Apr 2012;, 18 Apr 2012)

She found her mount Poggio II, who she rode as part of the US gold medal-winning eventing team at the 2002 World Equestrian Games [WEG] in Jerez, Spain, in a classified advert in the Seattle Times newspaper. Poggio II was a former racehorse, but was advertised as a mountain pack horse. (, 03 Apr 2008)

Major Results
Olympic Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2008 OG-C Hong Kong - Beijing (CHN) POGGIO II EL 7
2004 OG-C Athens (GRE) POGGIO II 6 3
World Equestrian Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2006 5th WEG-C Aachen (GER) POGGIO II 3 4
2002 4th WEG-C Jerez de la Frontera (ESP) POGGIO II 45 1
Other Events
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2010 CCI4*-HSBC Lexington KY (USA) COAL CREEK RET  
2010 CCI4*-HSBC Lexington KY (USA) LEYLAND WD  
2009 CCI4*-HSBC Lexington KY (USA) LEYLAND 13  
2009 CCI4*-HSBC Burghley (GBR) LEYLAND 14  
2007 CCI4* Lexington KY (USA) LE SAMURAI DSQ  
2006 CCI4* Lexington KY (USA) WOODSTOCK 5  
2006 CCI4* Lexington KY (USA) POGGIO II WD  
2005 CCI4*-SC Lexington KY (USA) POGGIO II 10  
2003 CCI4* Burghley (GBR) POGGIO II 17  
2003 CCI4* Lexington KY (USA) MY BEAU 32  
2002 CCI4* Lexington KY (USA) POGGIO II 3  
2002 CCI4* Badminton (GBR) MY BEAU 11  
2002 CCI4* Burghley (GBR) WOODSTOCK 32  

Current Results
There are no current results available for this athlete.
Abbreviation Meaning
DNF Did Not Finish
DNS Did Not Start
DNQ Did Not Qualify
DSQ Disqualified
FNR Finished No Rank
RET Retired
WDW Withdrawal

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