Judge Vincenzo Truppa Replaced by Maribel Alonso de Quinzanos

Thu, 04/16/2009 - 00:00
2009 World Cup Finals

Dressage Ground Jury member, Dr. Vincenzo Truppa, had to be replaced today by Assistant Technical Delegate and Reserve Judge Maribel Alonso de Quinzanos from Mexico when he failed to turn up.

It wasn't by choice however, as the Italian dressage judge, who is a tax advisor by profession, found himself cast away on an island off Iceland when his Alitalia flight from Rome was forced into an emergency landing after its pilot suffered a heart attack.  

All passengers are holed up in a hotel overnight and will be flown to New York tomorrow, but the show must go on without Dr Truppa as he will not be able to judge the Grand Prix class on Thursday.

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