Monday, May. 27, 2024

No WEG Dressage Team For Switzerland

Silvia Ikle and Christian Pläge, two of Switzerland’s top dressage riders, have announced that they will not ride at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, to be held in Lexington, Ky.

The decision leaves Switzerland with just one dressage rider, Marcela Krinke-Susmelj and Corinth, who will compete individually.

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Silvia Ikle and Christian Pläge, two of Switzerland’s top dressage riders, have announced that they will not ride at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, to be held in Lexington, Ky.

The decision leaves Switzerland with just one dressage rider, Marcela Krinke-Susmelj and Corinth, who will compete individually.

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According to Dressage-News.com, Ikle withdrew due to concerns over her horse’s fitness level. Ikle’s mount, Salieri CH, was recovering from an injury and just recently returned to work. In 2008, Ikle withdrew from Olympic Games due to the effects of the Hong Kong heat on her mount. 

Pläge reportedly withdrew after making the decision to retire his horse, Regent. The 18-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding, owned by Jean Didier, competed at the Grand Prix level for 10 years.

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