According to dressage-news.com, Catherine Haddad-Staller (USA) and her sponsor Rowan O’Riley have parted ways – therefore the rider looses her potential Championship horse Semper Fidelis, whose ride has been taken over by Heather Blitz.
The end of the cooperation, so the rider said, was a consequence of a disagreement concerning the training of the 12-year-old mare. Last winter the Sir Donnerhall daughter could not
be competed due to an injury and therefore now was supposed to take part in the pre-elite program of the federation but the sponsor did not
Last year Haddad-Staller and the mare attended three events in Europe where they always reached more than 70 percent.