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Germany probably out of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Europe division 1

Friday, 31 May 2013

The German team made the decision not to start, despite of the consequences. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The German team decided not to compete in today's leg of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup in St. Gallen, even though this was one of the four legs where the country could collect points.

Chef d'Equipe Otto Becker explains this about the decision to WoSJ; "We chose to withdraw because of the welfare of our horses, we didn't want to take any risks with this footing. The rules say that it needs to be special circumstances to withdraw, and before the class the FEI didn't think there were any special circumstances. So we knew already when we made the decision that we wouldn't get any points in the other legs we are supposed to ride and that we as a consequence won't be able to start in the final. That also means that we probably will fall down to the second division next year and we were totally aware of all that when we took the decision not to start."

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