Unexpected Death of Grand Prix Rider Ed Borresen

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Posted by Astrid Appels -


Ed Borresen

(Photo: Susan J. Stickle)

Grand Prix rider Ed Borresen died unexpectedly in his Florida home on Sunday 25 June 2017. He was 62 and passed of an apparent massive heart attack.

Borresen was a fourth generation builder and stone mason and raised in an Air Force military family. He spent a good portion of his life honing his skills in construction design and became a celebrated equestrian facility designer.

A USDF Gold Medallist and trainer of at least eight horses from novice to Grand Prix level, He and his wife Monica Sinks trained numerous youngsters up the levels and sold them as schooled horses. One of the horses Borresen sold was the renowned Danish warmblood stallion Rambo, which was acquired by Oak Hill Ranch in Louisiana.

Borresen and Sinks were long-time, close friend of Lars Petersen and Melissa Taylor. Petersen got the ride on Beemer in 2009 and competed the horse at international Grand Prix level in the U.S.A. and Europe from 2009 till 2011, after which he became a Grand Prix schoolmaster for Caroline Roffmann.

A Tribute/Celebration to Ed (Eddie) Borresen's Life will be held in Wellington, FL. Sunday December 3rd 2017 hosted by Julie Keith Mitchell, Melissa Richards, (Chris Sander), Vivian Picheny and Melissa Taylor. Hoping everyone can come and share a funny, loving memory of Eddie! More details will follow.

Monica Sinks will be having a private celebration this summer in their home town. Thank you again for all of your wonderful messages! Monica has been so touched by everyone's out pour of love and she thanks each and every one of you!

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