Jeffie Chapin Suffers Fatal Accident at GMHA Festival of Eventing

Jeffie Chapin and Joinem. Photo by Abby Powell.

We are devastated to report that Jeffie Chapin suffered a fatal accident today at the Green Mountain Horse Association’s Festival of Eventing in South Woodstock, Vermont.

Jeffie, 32, and her horse Joinem were competing in the Open Preliminary division when they had a rotational fall in the cross country warm up. She was transported to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center where she sadly succumbed to her injuries.

“Jack,” a 12-year-old Thoroughbred gelding (Johar x Keemon), was uninjured in the accident.

Based in Massachusetts, Jeffie was very active in the Area I community. She was a dedicated, goal-oriented amateur with a keen eye for her horses, Ivan and Jack. She began competing Jack last summer, and the two had many successful outings together at the Training, Preliminary and CCI2*-S level.

The EN team extends our deepest condolences to Jeffie’s friends and family in this difficult time.

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Photo courtesy of Jeffie Chapin.