Patrik Kittel had arrived well in Doha to take part in the five-star competition CHI Al Shaqab and the training rounds looked good. However, the rider decided today to withdraw from tomorrow’s Grand Prix with his European and WEG horse Well Done de la Roche (Fürstentraum x Walt Disney). “It makes me very sad to have to say that I will not be starting in the Grand Prix tomorrow,” says a disappointed Patrik Kittel.
“Before leaving for Doha Welly may have eaten contaminated feed. Although there is a very small risk that this would show up if she were tested, honest sport and the well-being of my horse is the highest priority. Even now that Welly is in the shape of her life. I will always choose my horse.”
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