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No World Cup Final for Gudrun Patteet

Wednesday, 03 April 2019
Longines FEI World Cup Final 2019

Photo © World of Showjumping by Jenny Abrahamsson Gudrun Patteet. Photo © World of Showjumping by Jenny Abrahamsson.

Belgium's Gudrun Patteet has announced that she will not be able to compete in the Longines FEI World Cup Final in Gothenburg this week, after her horse Sea Coast Pebbles Z failed to pass the horse inspection prior to the event. The pair qualified for the final after winning the World Cup leg in Helsinki, as well as finishing 6th in Basel and 7th in La Coruña – but will now miss out. 

On her official Facebook page, Patteet has released the following statement:

"I’m very sad to announce that Pebbles and I will not be competing in the world cup final. 

The vet at this show has decided not to accept him as fit to compete because of his stringhalt. (Pebbles always lifts up his right hind leg much higher then the left one)

All winter he has passed vet checks, moving this way, at all 5* shows and world cup qualifiers. He did great results and qualified us for this final. 

But unfortunately here they decided not to accept him. 

I am trying to understand why they accepted him at all the other vet checks, where he was moving the same way, but not here at the final....

I will stay here the rest of the week to compete in the other classes with my 2 other horses and to support my Belgian teammates for the final."

From the organizers side, the following statement has been made: 

"Sea Coast Pebbles Z (FEI ID 103JJ44), the horse ridden by Gudrun Patteet (BEL), did not pass today’s re-inspection at the FEI Jumping World Cup™️ Finals in Gothenburg (SWE). The horse was not accepted at Tuesday evening’s first horse inspection and the athlete was given the opportunity to re-present the horse again today. The horse was inspected by a member of the Veterinary Commission together with the Ground Jury this morning and, on veterinary advice, the decision was taken that the horse was not fit to compete.

All other CSI-W horses passed the horse inspection."

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