SEATTLE -- Former Olympic bronze medalist and Eastside firefighter Amy Tryon died in her sleep Thursday.
The cause of death for the 42-year-old from Duvall were not immediately released.
Tryon rode for the U.S. Equestrian Team at the Athens and Beijing Olympics in 2004 and 2008, respectively. She helped the U.S. to a team bronze medal at the 2004 Games.
Tryon competed at the international level for years, winning a gold medal at 2002 World Equestrian Games in Jerez, Spain, as well as being named Chronicle's Eventing Horseman of the Year in 2006.
Amy was hands down the toughest eventer I have ever known and she was incredibly well respected in the eventing community, wrote a blogger on the Eventing Nation website.
Tryon and her husband Greg both worked at the Eastside Fire Department until she retired in 2006 to devote herself entirely to riding.