Philippe Berthol, owner of Simon Delestre’s Hermes Ryan des Hayettes has decided his horse will not be competed at the WEG. Hermes Ryan is afraid of flying. Both flights he was on in his life he left injured. In Rio Delestre had to withdraw from the competition before the start. The 13-year-old chestnut horse with whom Delestre already celebrated so many successes had too bad experiences and -so the owner said- the trauma the horse, his rider and the team had suffered led to the decision that the risk was too great. Of course they were all disappointed but his responsibility towards his horse was bigger than the disappointment.