Bella Rose withdrawn for special
Isabell Werth: “This hits us out of the blue. I am deeply disappointed. But obviously we don’t want to take any risks. The mare’s health has absolute priority. That’s why I have withdrawn her for the special.” National coach Monica Theodorescu is disappointed as well: “I am awfully sorry for the pair.”
The ten-year old chestnut mare looked like she could be the discovery of the Games after delivering the best result for Germany, coming second behind Valegro and Charlotte Dujardin.