World of Showjumping
Menu

This week

Coming weeks

CSI5*/CSI2* Wellington
USA

CSI5*-W Göteborg
Sweden

CSI5* Al Rayyan
Qatar

CSI3*-W Warsaw
Poland

CSI3* Vilamoura
Portugal

CSI3* Vejer de la Frontera
Spain

CSI3* Oliva
Spain

CSI3* Mijas
Spain

CSI3* Balvanera
Mexico

CSI2* Gent
Belgium

CSI2* Kronenberg
Netherlands

CSI2* Damme-Neuenwalde
Germany

CSI2* Royan
France

CSI2* Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

CSI2* Vestfold
Norway

CSI2* Ocala
USA

Penelope Leprevost; "I am deeply sad that I over-reacted"

Wednesday, 30 March 2016
Sport

Penelope Leprevost with Vagabond de la Pomme.
Penelope Leprevost with Vagabond de la Pomme. Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.

Penelope Leprevost has published a statement on her official Facebook account after Monday’s incident in Gothenburg. 

Vagabond de la Pomme, Leprevost’s ride for the World Cup Finals, stumbled badly while being warmed up as he was trotting on long rains – and was on his knees with his nose in the sand. Leprevost’s reaction when the stallion got back on his legs, has not gone unnoticed. On Tuesday, FEI stated that they would look into the full circumstances of the incident referring to Leprevost's reaction as a very rough one. 

Leprevost's statement released today reads as follows:

“People have been upset by images broadcast via social networks of my horse Vagabond de la Pomme who nearly fell during the warm-up before the World Cup Final in Gothenburg.

My horse was trotting, very relaxed and with his head down, when he stumbled. It was actually quite frightening and I really thought that both of us were going to fall down. I immediately checked that he was not injured. I then wanted him to pull himself together. My goal was to wake him up but not to push him too hard. The French team's vet also checked that he was fine and had no problems.

I am deeply sorry that I over-reacted and was too strong with my horse and I want to express my sincere apologies.

I place great importance on the trust and cooperation between myself and my horses. I also have the greatest respect for their state of mind and their physical well-being.”

 


Source: Penelope Leprevost's official Facebook page // Picture © Jenny Abrahamsson

This photo has been added to your cart !

Your shopping cart »