Minna Telde Withdraws Injured Don Charly

Sat, 04/18/2009 - 00:00
2009 World Cup Finals

Swedish rider, Minna Telde, withdrew from the World Cup Dressage final Friday at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas due to an injury to her horse, Don Charly.

The 34 year old who hails from Hasselholm finished ninth in Thursday's Grand Prix, achieving a perfect score of 10 for extended walk during the test.

She sensed there was something not quite right with her 12 year old chestnut stallion after he twisted his foot prior to the class, but he was passed fit on veterinary inspection.

However on re-eamination Thursday, Don Charly was found to be unsound on his right foreleg and so, regretfully, Telde withdrew ahead of Saturday's Freestyle class which will determine the fate of the 2009 Rolex FEI World Cup™ Dressage title.

"I am very sad, I was so excited to be here at my first World Cup final" said the rider who finished second behind fellow-Swede Jan Brink and Briar in the Freestyle at CDI-W Gothenburg in February.

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