Our condolences to Faye Woolfe and her daughter Eliza on the loss of Highland Hogan, who was struck by lightning in his pasture. Faye also owns Ying Yang Yo, who Boyd competed to the four-star level. Eliza was competing Hogan at the lower levels after he had retired from upper-level competition with US Olympian Becky Holder (Becky and Highland Hogan were the U.S. Eventing Team's alternates for the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia). This is a tragic loss and we send them all the best.
-Boyd and Silva
Note: The above photo is courtesy of Faye Woolfe. Faye included the following note:
It has been so hard but in time the wonderful, incredible memories will replace our tears.
[The photo] was taken a year and half ago at Eliza's very first event that Hogan so gallantly took her through placing first. It was such a memorable day that we will always cherish. I bought Hogan when he was 3 1/2 years old and Eliza was 3 months old! It all came full circle that day with Hogan, Becky, Eliza and I enjoying the moment.