Odotetuin ja yleisöä eniten kiinnostava kilpailu peruutettiin
Hurrikaani Florence pilasi osittain kouluratsastuksen MM-kilpailut Tryonissa, sillä vapaaohjelma mestaruuksineen jäi tällä kertaa ratsastamatta. Sunnuntain sään odotettiin olevan erittäin huono, maneesiin siirto ei käynyt ja jo maanantaina odotti hevosten lento takaisin kotiin.
OFFICIAL DECISION CANCELLATION OF WEG 2018 INDIVIDUAL GRAND PRIX FREESTYLE
Saturday, 15 September 2018, 15:00 EDT This is an Official Decision concerning the following competition at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018: Dressage – Individual Grand Prix Freestyle The President of the Ground Jury, the Technical Delegate, the President of the Veterinary Commission for the Disciplines of Dressage, in consultation with the Tryon 2018 Organising Committee, have taken the unanimous decision to cancel the Grand Prix Freestyle Competition. Following Friday evening’s announcement of the intention to hold the Dressage Grand Prix Freestyle competition on Monday morning due to extreme rainfall forecast for Sunday, further discussions took place to assess the rescheduling options. The possibility of holding the Competition in the indoor arena with a change of footing was logistically impossible, while the horse departure flight on Monday could not be delayed or rescheduled. This decision has been taken in accordance with Article 109.12 of the FEI General Regulations which states: “Subject to the unanimous agreement of the President of the Ground Jury, Technical Delegate and President of the Veterinary Committee in consultation with the Organiser, a Competition (either before or during) can be postponed and/or cancelled, not only due to force majeure, catastrophic occurrences, extreme weather conditions but also for non-compliance with FEI Rules and in specific situations where the welfare or safety of the Horses, Athletes, Officials or the public is compromised