USEF Opens Investigation into Death of Scott Stewart's Horse Cambridge and Emma Kurtz 

USEF Opens Investigation into Death of Scott Stewart’s Horse

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has opened an investigation into the death of Scott Stewart’s horse after it died mid-course at the Devon Horse Show last weekend. Cambridge was competing with Emma Kurtz in the tack.
The 10-year-old German Warmblood finished third in the small junior hunter, 15 and under, handy hunter class prior to its death on Saturday. The fatal fall came in the small junior hunter, 15 and under, stakes class. Kurtz was uninjured. She is trained by Amanda Lyerly and Mike Rheinheimer.
Rate My Horse PRO has learned a necropsy is not being performed per Stewart’s directive, according to USEF’s Leah Oliveto. Earlier information received on Saturday from USEF’s outgoing Chief Commercial Officer Josh Taylor misstated that a necropsy was being conducted. Blood samples were drawn for testing.
“As the investigation is on-going the details regarding the incident will remain confidential,” Oliveto says.
September 2015 – Despite numerous requests, USEF says there is no information available regarding the blood test and investigation that was initiated in May.