Bariloche Passes Reinspection, Don Carissimo Withdrawn from 2017 European Dressage Championships

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 12:55
2017 European Dressage Championships

Two horses were scheduled  for reinspection by the FEI veterinary representative at the 2017 European Dressage Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden, on Monday morning 21 August. Portuguese team horse Bariloche JGR passed the reinspection, British team horse Don Carissimo was not presented.

Owned by Christine Jacoberger, the Lusitano licensed stallion Bariloche JGR (by Rouxinol JGR x Hostil) passed the reinspection.  The young rider Vasco Mira Godinho is now scheduled to make his team debut at the his first European Championships. 

British team horse Don Carissimo (by Don Crusador x World Cup III), owned by Anne and Steve Keen and ridden by Gareth Hughes, has not been presented for reinspection. 

"He arrived fit and well in Gothenburg on Saturday. With the other team horses he was checked over and was given a full bill of health. We had 2 great rides, including one in the main arena and he felt super and ready for competition," Hughes explained. "Somehow he has suffered an injury before trot up. We have been able to get him x-rayed on site and they are all clean. We will now investigate further to find the problem. It is a huge blow and really disappointing for Darcy's owners Ann and Steve Keen, who have hugely supportive, ourselves and the team."

Hughes and the 12-year old Hanoverian Don Carissimo began competing at Grand Prix level in September 2016. With his previous team horse Stenkjers Nadonna, he represented team GB at the 2014 World Equestrian Games and 2013 European Championships.

Photo © Dirk Caremans - Check out Dirk's website for a complete gallery of the horse inspection.

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