Ingen kürfinal för de svenska ryttarna.
FOTO: Roland Thunholm

VM-finalen i kür ställs in

2018-09-15

Det blir ingen kürfinal på VM i Tryon, USA. På grund av väderförhållandena hade arrangören planerat att flytta küren från söndag till måndag. Då detta sammanfaller med hästarnas planerade hemresa har alla nationers förbundskaptener på plats valt att unisont avböja start i küren.

- Det är alldeles för stor risk att ställa hästarna på ett flyg samma dag som de har tävlat, säger Sveriges förbundskapten Bo Jenå.

Teamen på plats hade hoppats att hästarna kunde flyga hem senare i veckan. När detta inte var möjligt beslutade samtliga förbundskaptener att det var bättre att ställa in küren.

Svenska landslagsveterinären Rasmus Westgren förklarar varför det är riskfyllt för hästarna att flyga samma dag som de har tävlat:

- Vi vill att hästarna kommer till flyget i så bra skick som möjligt. Om de har gjort en stor ansträngning samma dag är risken större att de är uttorkade och trötta. Då är de mer infektionskänsliga och därmed är det en större risk att flyga.

- Om de är lätt uttorkade från början och sedan kanske dricker lite dåligt på flyget är risken också större för transportsjuka eller kolik.

INFO FRÅN FEI OCH ARRANGÖREN:

PRESS RELEASE

Tryon, North Carolina (USA), 15 September 2018

Following yesterday’s announcement of the intention to hold the Helgstrand Dressage Freestyle competition on Monday morning due to extreme rainfall forecast for Sunday’s original time slot of 8.30am, further discussions have been taking place to review the options available to reschedule.

Despite the best efforts of the whole Tryon 2018 team and the Officials, who have been working on plans for rescheduling since yesterday evening, including meetings with the Chefs de Mission and Chefs d’Equipe, the logistics of putting all necessary elements into place in time have proved insurmountable. As a result, and very regrettably, the Dressage Freestyle will now be cancelled.

“This was not an easy decision, but we have explored every option, including trying to reschedule the horse departures, and even looking at moving the competition into the indoor with a change of footing, but the logistics of making all this happen are just not possible”, Tryon 2018 Organising Committee President Michael Stone said.

“We know this is desperately disappointing for the 15 athletes who had qualified their horses for the Freestyle, and of course for all the spectators who had bought tickets, but the weather has simply left us with no choice. Horse welfare has to be the top priority and flying the horses out on the same day as competition doesn’t work, so sadly the decision to cancel the Freestyle had to be taken.”

“Although we are devastated that this decision has had to be taken, we’ve had two absolutely world-class competitions here at Tryon, including yesterday’s Grand Prix Special, and to see Germany’s Isabell Werth and Bella Rose taking double gold and Team USA claiming silver was a real treat for Dressage fans.”

The decision does not affect the Olympic qualification process, as this was completed on Thursday. The teams that have earned their ticket to Tokyo 2020 are Germany, USA, Great Britain, Sweden, Netherlands and Spain.

PRESS RELEASE

Tryon, North Carolina (USA), 15 September 2018

 

 

Following yesterday’s announcement of the intention to hold the Helgstrand Dressage Freestyle competition on Monday morning due to extreme rainfall forecast for Sunday’s original time slot of 8.30am, further discussions have been taking place to review the options available to reschedule.

Despite the best efforts of the whole Tryon 2018 team and the Officials, who have been working on plans for rescheduling since yesterday evening, including meetings with the Chefs de Mission and Chefs d’Equipe, the logistics of putting all necessary elements into place in time have proved insurmountable. As a result, and very regrettably, the Dressage Freestyle will now be cancelled.

“This was not an easy decision, but we have explored every option, including trying to reschedule the horse departures, and even looking at moving the competition into the indoor with a change of footing, but the logistics of making all this happen are just not possible”, Tryon 2018 Organising Committee President Michael Stone said.

“We know this is desperately disappointing for the 15 athletes who had qualified their horses for the Freestyle, and of course for all the spectators who had bought tickets, but the weather has simply left us with no choice. Horse welfare has to be the top priority and flying the horses out on the same day as competition doesn’t work, so sadly the decision to cancel the Freestyle had to be taken.”

“Although we are devastated that this decision has had to be taken, we’ve had two absolutely world-class competitions here at Tryon, including yesterday’s Grand Prix Special, and to see Germany’s Isabell Werth and Bella Rose taking double gold and Team USA claiming silver was a real treat for Dressage fans.”

The decision does not affect the Olympic qualification process, as this was completed on Thursday. The teams that have earned their ticket to Tokyo 2020 are Germany, USA, Great Britain, Sweden, Netherlands and Spain.

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