Ros Canter, the current world champion has been called up to replace travelling reserve Piggy March at the Toyko Olympics.
After much discussion between rider Piggy March, Performance Director Richard Waygood and the owners of Brookfield Innocent, Alison Swinburn and John and Chole Perry it has been decided that the horse will not travel to the Tokyo Olympics as the reserve horse.
On behalf of the owners Alison Swinburn stated “The chance to represent your country on the Olympic stage is the pinnacle of every owner’s ambition but, taking everything into account, we have to put those dreams on hold for now. We wish the best of luck to the team in Tokyo, and they’ll have no bigger supporters as we all cheer them on.”
Richard Waygood added: “Tokyo will be a Games like no other and I’m grateful to Piggy and her owners, Alison, John and Chloe, for their openness and consideration around what was an extremely tough decision. We hope to see Piggy and Brookfield Innocent in British team colours in the future.”
Piggy is replaced by Ros Canter and Allstar B, who is owned by Ros and Caroline Moore, as travelling reserves.
We wish team GB the best of luck over the next few weeks.