View Full Version : My condolences to Rebecca Greene

Jan. 18, 2012, 08:10 PM
I was so very sorry to read this story. I do not know them personally but a barn fire is every horse persons nightmare.

So very sorry for their loss.


"A barn fire ripped through Pleasant Ridge Farm on Jan. 15, killing all nine horses housed in the Barrett Township, Pa. barn owned by Briana Yetter.

Yetter, a full-time bartender, was working when she received a call from concerned neighbors who alerted her to the fire. The blaze was reported just before 1 a.m., and an hour later the entire structure was gone. The fire spread to the second story filled with hay, and the barn collapsed.

The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation, but firefighters told Yetter it may have been an electrical fire.

Eventing professional Rebecca Greene lost her two horses in the fire. Three others belonged to boarders, and four were Yetter’s.

Yetter’s barn, a wooden 20-stall structure, was in good condition according to Greene. “It wasn’t that old, and my husband was up that Saturday throwing down hay for Briana [Yetter]. He didn’t feel any heat or see any moldy bales. It was fine. There was a radio and a heat lamp for some chickens, but nobody really knows.”

Neighbors tried to rescue the horses, but by the time they arrived, the doors were already too hot.

“Scooby [Who] and Kaz [Cassidy Blue] were my only horses,” said Greene. “I got Scooby off the track at 8, and he’s been with me ever since. I take these horses off the track, and they are just everything. It’s my business. Kaz was a phenomenal horse with such a bright future. I’m still so shocked.”

Greene said Yetter’s insurance has accepted the fire claim, enabling her to start over, but as Yetter told a Pocono Record reporter earlier in the week, “I want to rebuild and have horses again, but it takes years to do that.”

Greene was overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from neighbors and horse people. “People have set up a fund for me; they’ve gotten the word out. I never asked anybody for anything, but I’ve just been amazed by the way people are reaching out.”

Find Rebecca Greene’s Eventing Recovery Fund on her website or this Facebook page"

Jan. 18, 2012, 10:05 PM
Definitely condolences. What a nightmare ... Very sad.

Beam Me Up
Jan. 19, 2012, 09:57 AM
Such a tragic loss. I cannot even imagine.

One of my guys came from Becky. She is a wonderful horse person, does a very good job of starting them, and a very nice person in general. I think her love and concern for her ponies comes through so well in her blog.

Too sad.

Jan. 19, 2012, 01:01 PM
Becky greene is my trainer up here in NE pa. She is a "horse whisperer" type of trainer: every horse she rides responds %100 to her; she deals with their quirks quietly and patiently. My horse that i could barely trot 4 mos.ago because he was so tense, she has going quietly and correctly and he loves her. I hope she will be able to get past this tragedy and continue her dream to take a horse to the top.