The following is a statement from The Gothenburg Horse Show regarding three horses pulled from competition in Gothenburg.

Connaught (Mohamed Talaat), EGY
Following the first round of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final at Gothenburg (SWE), the horse Connaught ridden by Mohamed Talaat (EGY) was found to have blood on its offside (right) flank at the post-competition boot and bandage control. The FEI Steward reported the issue to the Ground Jury and the horse was disqualified from the competition under Article 242.3.1 of the FEI Jumping Rules.

The disqualification means that Mohamed Talaat and Connaught will take no further part in the Longines FEI World Cup™ Final but, subject to veterinary approval, will be eligible to participate in other competitions at the Gothenburg Horse Show.

Pommeau du Heup (Zhiwen Zhao) CHN
Pommeau du Heup, the horse ridden by Zhiwen Zhao (CHN), has been withdrawn from the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final following treatment for a cut to its off-hind (right) leg. The cut required stitches and the horse has been withdrawn on veterinary advice. Pommeau du Heup and Zhiwen Zhao finished 29th in the competition with just four seconds to add after an awkward jump at the oxer at fence seven.

Bintang II (Laura Renwick) GBR
Laura Renwick (GBR) withdrew her horse Bintang from the first round of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final on Thursday night. The horse was very stiff on Thursday morning and it is thought it had got cast in its stable the previous night. The horse received chiropractic and physiotherapy treatment during the day, but Laura Renwick felt that the horse wasn’t quite right when she brought him out for the pre-competition warm-up and made the decision to withdraw.