The Olympic champion Ben Maher’s gold medal-winning ride Explosion W has been ruled out of contention for next week’s World Showjumping Championships in Herning, Denmark (10-14 August) it has been confirmed today (Wednesday, 3 August).
A statement from Ben said: “We’re incredibly disappointed to have to take this decision but Explosion W just isn’t quite at his peak fitness to take on the demands of this championship. He’s well in himself but jumping championship tracks over consecutive days takes a great deal of stamina. He’s simply too special a horse to risk so, with his welfare at the forefront of my mind I felt this was the best action.”
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Article written by: Jennifer Donald