Advanced eventer Annie Goodwin died on July 14 after a cross-country schooling accident at Stable View Farm in Aiken, South Carolina. She was 32.
Stable View released the following statement to the United States Eventing Association:
“We at Stable View are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Annie Goodwin, a beloved local rider. She was an exceptional eventer.
The tragic accident happened on Wednesday afternoon while schooling over a training level obstacle. Unfortunately, she succumbed to her injury shortly thereafter at Aiken Regional Medical Centers. The horse was not injured in the accident.
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Annie’s family and loved ones. Please have consideration and respect for all involved during this difficult time.
Stable View will be closed for the next two weeks while our community grieves.”
The name of the horse and the type of fence where the accident occurred has not been released.
Goodwin grew up on a cattle ranch in Wyoming and worked for top riders like Will Coleman, Elizabeth Iorio and Kadi Eykamp before opening her own business, Rafter Y South, in Aiken.
She brought her advanced horse Fedarman B, from an unbroken 3-year-old to the top of the sport. They won the Bromont CCI2*-L (Canada) in 2018. Most recently they completed the advanced division at the Stable View Summer Horse Trials on June 25.