Friday, May. 24, 2024

Laura Kraut And Cedric Out Of Pan Ams

Red tape has forced Laura Kraut to withdraw her horse, Cedric, from the U.S. show jumping team for the Pan American Games.

Kraut and Cedric have been touring Europe from their summer base in England and won’t be able to travel to Guadalajara, Mexico, due to quarantine regulations and transportation issues.

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Red tape has forced Laura Kraut to withdraw her horse, Cedric, from the U.S. show jumping team for the Pan American Games.

Kraut and Cedric have been touring Europe from their summer base in England and won’t be able to travel to Guadalajara, Mexico, due to quarantine regulations and transportation issues.

“I am greatly disappointed that Cedric and I will not be able to represent the United States in the 2011 Pan American Games,” Kraut said. “After learning about the quarantine restrictions this week, we determined it was not possible to attend. I have had the honor and privilege of representing my country throughout my career, and I regret that we will miss this important event.”

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Kraut and Cedric, a 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, represented the United States at the 2008 Olympic Games in Hong Kong. There, she and Cedric won team gold and placed eighth individually. They were also on the U.S. show jumping team for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (Ky.).

Kent Farrington was the traveling reserve rider, and he will now replace Kraut. Farrington will ride RCG Farm’s Uceko, a 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding (Celano—Patricia, Koriander) in his first Pan American appearance. Mario Deslauriers and Jane Forbes Clark’s Urico will now serve as the traveling reserve.

The Pan Am Games are set to begin on Oct. 16. Follow Chronicle staffer Mollie Bailey as she covers all the equestrian events at www.chronofhorse.com

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