Friday, January 18, 2008

Two Canadian Riders Opt Out of Olympics - Jan 18 2008 - Full story

by: Christa Lesté-Lasserre
January 12 2008, Article # 11156

Three top dressage riders--one from Switzerland and two from Canada—have renounced their participation in the 2008 summer Olympics in China, citing potential equine health hazards posed by extreme climate and travel conditions.

Canadian riders Cindy Ishoy and Ashley Nicoll-Holzer, members of the 1988 bronze-winning team in Seoul, announced their withdrawal from the Hong Kong-based events late Thursday, according to Canada's Globe and Mail, two days after Swiss rider Silvia Iklé announced that she would not participate in the games in order to protect the health of her horses, Salieri CH and Romario.

"It was with great difficulty that I came to this decision …


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