Manuel Veiga has agreed to be a last minute substitute for Daniel Pinto and Santurion de Massa, who have withdrawn from the team that will represent Portugal at the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Tryon, U.S.A.
Pinto's Santurion de Massa is not fit to compete and the experienced team rider announced his team withdrawal on Monday night 27 August. This was past the deadline team reserve pair Rodrigo Torres and the 8-year old Fogoso had set to allow enough time for the 3-day trip from Portugal to Liege, Belgium, from where the horses fly to the U.S.A on Monday 3 September 2018.
Manuel Veiga, however, has no objections to make last minute plans and will now be substituting for Pinto.
Veiga will be riding his 12-year old Lusitano Ben Hur da Broa (by Quinteiro da Broa x Universo). The combination most recently competed at the CDIO Hickstead, where they were 15th in the Grand Prix with 66.174%. They also showed at the Iberian CDI's this year in Abrantes, Alter do Chao, Companhia das Lezirias, Cascais and Ponte de Lima. Their season Grand Prix high score is 67.500%.
The combination was also member of the Portuguese team at the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Caen, France.
Photo © Astrid Appels
Pinto and Santurion de Massa Withdraw from 2018 World Equestrian Games
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