Sweden loses a horse at first vets' inspection

A BUMPER 99 event horses representing 27 nations came forward for the first trot up at Le Pin National Stud, marking the start of the long-awaited eventing competition. 

Sweden loses a horse at first vets' inspection
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The 90-minute ceremony, held in front of the stunning chateau, saw three horses sent to the holding box where they were inspected by vets. One, Alexander, the ride of Sweden’s Ludwig Svennerstal, was withdrawn from the competition, leaving this nation that won team silver at last year’s Malmo Europeans with only three horses left in this contest — Anna Hilton’s Matrix W, Malin Petersen’s Sofarsogood and Dag Albert’s ride Tubber Rebel (above).

Russian horse Pinokolada, the ride of Yuri Shumskiy, was passed on reinspection, as was Hungary’s My Win, who is partnered by Laszlo Egyed.

With some of the horses inspected reserves, there will be a total of 93 starting the dressage tomorrow morning. 

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