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Statement from eleanor brennan's family

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  • Statement from eleanor brennan's family

    We believe that Eleanor would have been heartbroken if her tragic loss impacted her beloved sport in any way. She was pursuing the sport she loved and at which she excelled, she missed the long format but loved all eventing. She would want you all to carry on with the sport she and you love so much.

    This was a passion she developed when she joined pony club and started eventing she dreamed of going all the way, and she did on her beloved Bailey. She grew and developed other beautiful horses too. Although she will be known for her competitions, she was most happy with how she could find and develop horses, her picture of Bailey before and after on her website www.eleanorbrennaneventing.com about horses pay testament to that. She never forgot her roots though, proudly displaying her Mountain Skyline Pony Club banner on her stall at Badminton, and giving regional clinics etc when she was home.

    If you would like to send a memory or a message of support many of you were close to her and have her facebook details please post on her wall or click the contact button on her website.

    More than anything I want you understand that she was much more than her riding all the messages from england and US start with the joy she spread both on and off her horse.

    Please pray for her

  • #2
    I was lucky enough to meet your daughter this past summer at USPC Festival. She was a bright, beautiful, talented young woman. She impressed all of us with her talents both as a rider, and as a trainer of riders. Not only has Eventing lost a lovely person, but the world as well.

    I am so sorry for your loss- and my prayers are with you all.


    • #3
      My prayers are with you.


      • #4
        My heartfelt and sincere condolences to Britmum and all of Eleanor's family and friends on this incredibly sad day.


        • #5
          Adding my prayers and my heartfelt condolences to Britmum and to all of Eleanor's family and friends on this very sad day.
          A Fine Romance. April 1991 - June 2016. Loved forever.


          • #6
            Not only do I offer my condolances but I also give you my admiration for not only raising such a wonderful, talented, and giving daughter but also for giving her the support and love that you obviously did. Love to you and your wonderful daughter.


            • #7
              I only "knew" Eleanor through her posts on this bb, but it was always evident how keen she was on the sport, how ready to learn and to share what she had learned.

              Alot of us followed her progress with Bailey, and as she prepared for her first 3-day, it was fun to share in her excitement and anticipation.

              She introduced alot of us to Somerset Saddlery, where I ended up spending $$$, but what great bargains! I also bought a set of those weird ice/gel boots based on her recommendation. They did work really well!

              When I saw that she & Bailey were shipping out for the UK, I was thrilled for her. Badminton, what an achievement! And all from this little girl we first met on the Chronicle bb.

              Eleanor, I did not ever meet you properly, but enjoyed knowing you nonetheless.

              To your family, I am so sorry. You will be in my constant thoughts and prayers.


              • #8
                I'm so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with your family at this most difficult time.


                • #9
                  I'm so sorry for your loss


                  • #10
                    I am so sorry for your lost.
                    ~\"Think today so you will be here to think tomorrow\" Burma Shave~


                    • #11
                      I am so very sorry for your loss. She was an inspiration to pony clubbers and eventers alike. I hope she will be remembered for her life and not how she died.
                      \"No horse stays better than the rider on his back for very long\" Dr. Max Gahwyler


                      • #12
                        I will pray for her. My condolences to you on the loss of your beloved daughter and her equine partner.
                        Courageous Weenie Eventer Wannabe
                        Incredible Invisible


                        • #13
                          My prayers and heartfelt condolences are with you. I just reviewed Eleanor's website and she was an amazing, talented girl. You must have been so proud of her in every way. She achieved in her life what most of us only dream of. God bless.


                          • #14
                            I am so, so sorry for your loss. Your daughter was an extraordinary young woman. God Bless You.


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Britmum View Post
                              Please pray for her
                              Done - for her, and family and friends.
                              Chronicles of the $700 Pony
                              The Further Adventures of the $700 Pony
                              www.blithetraveler.com <-- My Blog


                              • #16
                                Mrs. Brennan:

                                I am so sorry for the sudden and tragic loss of your daughter. The words of Kahlil Gibran have been a comfort to me in times of loss, I hope they are to you as well.

                                "When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy.

                                When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your greatest delight. "
                                Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
                                Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
                                -Rudyard Kipling


                                • #17
                                  Mrs. Brennan,
                                  Thank you for taking the time to post here. I think J Swan's post is more eloquent than anything I can say except that Eleanor's passion for her sport inspired us all and it is clear that her kindness, decency and joy in life were integral in that.

                                  She will be in our prayers tonight and for many nights to come, as will you and your family.
                                  They don't call me frugal for nothing.
                                  Proud and achy member of the Eventing Grannies clique.


                                  • #18
                                    Please know we are thinking of you. We are so sorry for your loss. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.

                                    Jill Henneberg and Ruthie Harbison


                                    • #19
                                      Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
                                      The more we look for that perfect spot, the harder it is to find.


                                      • #20
                                        Eleanor Brennan's website somehow conveys the joy and fulfillment she found in a sport that is one of the few endeavors that humans share with another species.

                                        I know it is probably small comfort that she died in the midst of not only life, but her great and enduring passion--but what a wonderful force and energy she had!

                                        Not only condolences to her family--but outright admiration.

                                        Godspeed, Eleanor Brennan!

                                        May you ride like the wind for ever more.
                                        one oak, lots of canyons