Jennie Brannigan announced the withdrawal of Cambalda from competition at Rolex Kentucky in a post on her Facebook page.
Cambalda was injured in a fall on concrete after getting loose while lunging on April 25, and while Brannigan and her support staff worked to get him comfortable, they made the decision that the horse’s welfare dictacted withdrawal.
“It’s with sadness but one hundred percent certainty with regard to the welfare of Ping that I have decided to withdraw Ping from Rolex. While he looks a lot better I would never put him in a situation where he isn’t a hundred percent. I would like to personally thank the ground jury and FEI officials who moved my time yesterday giving me another crack at it. Also Nina and Tim Gardner for being the owners they are and the unreal support I have gotten from friends and everyone else,” Brannigan posted.
Brannigan was originally supposed to ride dressage on April 25, but the Ground Jury of Rolex Kentucky had granted them permission for a delayed ride time, on the afternoon of April 26.