U.S. rider Elisa Wallace received a yellow card from the ground jury at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton CCI**** (England) at the conclusion of her cross-country round with Simply Priceless.
Wallace and Simply Priceless were eliminated when Wallace fell at the last fence on the cross-country. According to statement from the Technical Delegate, Alec Lochore, Wallace was “interviewed by the ground jury and sanctioned with a yellow card under article 526.1 – Abuse of the Horse, following her fall at the last fence. Neither horse nor rider were injured in this fall.”
In a statement on her Facebook page, Wallace said that Simply Priceless was uninjured and jogged sound on Sunday morning. “I am OK as well, but I’m disappointed in myself for letting down my horse, my country, and my sport. I should have pulled him up. And I agree with the ground jury giving me a yellow card. I made a mistake that I will NEVER make again. I am lucky we are both unscathed. Johnny gave me everything today. I love my horse and my sport.”