Jul. 29, 2011, 01:39 PM
Discussion's been started here, but maybe overlooked because of the thread title:
Jul. 29, 2011, 01:44 PM
It is not true. From what I understand, the info came originally from Lendon Gray, who misunderstood the interaction between Ms. Whitham and the competitor in question. Lendon has amended her statement per dressage-news.com :
"First of all let me clean up a mistake I apparently made yesterday. When I spoke to the TD I understood that the rider with bling on her helmet was told she was not allowed to wear it and, therefore, would have to wear her top hat. I guess I misunderstood. Apparently she was not told she HAD to wear her top hat, but that wearing so much bling wasn’t a good idea. Today this rider rode with a helmet with a bit less blingy bling."
Full story at http://www.dressage-news.com/?p=12123.