Western European League
Still no positive decision from the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture on possible exception on ban of movement of horses for the riders qualified to the World Cup Final Jumping.
The Swedish Ministry of Agriculture has reduced the number of days that a horse has to be resident in a Foot and Mouth Disease-free country prior to its arrival in Sweden from 14 to 5 days. This means that horses would have to leave Holland on Saturday 7 April at the latest, to be allowed to participate to the Final.
Contrary to what was published last Friday, we have just learnt that Rolf-Gören Bentsson (SWE) is not in Sweden but blocked in the Netherlands with Jan Tops.
News from the American riders
The following US riders have confirmed their participation to the Final
USA West Coast (3 to qualify): Dick Carvin, Ray Texel, Nicole Shahinian-Simpson.
USA East Coast (7 to qualify): Molly Ashe, Margie Goldstein-Engle, Lauren Hough, Leslie Howard, Candice King, Gabriella Salick. If Peter Wylde, currently blocked in the Netherlands, cannot make it to the Final, he will be replaced by Kate Levy.
For further information, please call the Organisers of Göteborg Horse Show,
Torild Berg, +46 31 61 56 72 or +46 705 82 84 15, Ulf Bergqvist +46 708 35 35 52 or Wiveka Lundh +46 705 23 62 60
WORLD CUP DRESSAGE FINAL
The Dressage Committee will decide tomorrow at the latest on the possible replacement of the Dutch Dressage riders if the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture decides not to allow exception to the ban of movement of animals for the horses of Anky van Grunsven, World Cup title holder, and Sonja Gademan. Gonnelien Rothenberger is in Germany.