A blow for the Swedish dressage team! Therese Nilshagen's Dante Weltino has failed this morning's re-inspection and will not be competing in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her spot will be filled by Sweden's travelling reserve Mads Hendeliowitz and Jimmie Choo.
Two horses were sent to the holding box and up for re-inspection on Tuesday morning 9 August 2016: Valentina Truppa's 19-year old Danish warmblood Chablis and Therese Nilshagen's 9-year old Oldenburg stallion Dante Weltino.
Dante Welinto (by Danone I x Welt Hit II) is owned by Dressage Performance centre Lodbergen in Germany. He was re-presented for inspection but the panel and FEI veterinarian did not accept him, showing an issue with the left hind leg.
"According to our vet Dr. Marc Koene Dante Weltino sustained a bruise to his hoof, which happened in his stall shortly before the vet check," said a Lodbergen's Urs Schweizer. "We are very sad for Therese who prepated Dante Weltino optimally and who prepared him with aim for this major achievement. We are all sad that both can not participate in the Games. Yet at the same time we are happy that Dante Weltino did not sustain anything worse. He will be fully fit in a few days."
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