New Zealand rider Tim Price’s CCI5* event horse Wesko has suffered an injury during a training session in preparation for the Olympics. As a result, Price has had to make the decision to withdraw the KWPN gelding from the Tokyo Games.
Price and Wesko achieved their first 5* victory at Luhmühlen (GER) in 2014. The combination also managed six international victories and collected 1,356 British Eventing points. The pair finished second in Kentucky (USA) in 2014 and third in Pau (FRA) the following year. While preparing for Kentucky in 2016, Wesko suffered an injury that kept him out of action for two years.
After the injury, Price brought the horse back to success ‘step by step’, including a win in the Arville (FRA) leg of the 2019 Event Rider Masters and third in Pau CCI5 * in 2020.
The 18-year-old gelding may enjoy his retirement with the eventing rider. “We have had so much fun together, I am super grateful for that. He is mainly my buddy and that will not change,” says Price.
Source Horses.nl/ Horse and Hound
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