Amy Tryon

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Amy Tryon
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Born(1970-02-24)February 24, 1970
Redmond, Washington
DiedApril 12, 2012(2012-04-12) (aged 42)
Duvall, Washington

Amy Tryon (February 24, 1970 – April 12, 2012) was an American equestrian.

Tryon was born in Redmond, Washington. She won a bronze medal in team eventing at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, together with Kimberly Severson, John Williams, Darren Chiacchia, and Julie Richards. She also competed in individual eventing, placing sixth.[1]

She won an individual bronze medal at the 2006 World champion ship in Aachen. Amy and her horse Poggio II went on to represent the US at the 2008 Olympics in Hong Kong.


Tryon was found dead at her home in Duvall, Washington[2] on April 12, 2012.[3] According to King County Medical Examiner's Office, Tryon died of an "accidental drug overdose". The toxicology reports show toxic levels of "oxycodone, diphenhydramine, alprazolam, lorazepam, diazepam and temazepam" in her system at the time of her death.[4]


  1. ^ "Profile: Amy Tryon". Retrieved 9 January 2012.
  2. ^ Kat Netzler (April 12, 2012). "Amy Tryon Passes Away". The Chronicle of the Horse. Retrieved 15 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Olympic horse died of overdose". Fox Sports. Associated Press. June 20, 2012. Retrieved June 20, 2012.
  4. ^ Equestrian Amy Tryon died of accidental overdose KING5.COM Archived June 23, 2012, at the Wayback Machine