Not only the dressage riders, but also some top show jumpers from the US have announced that they will not attend the World Cup Final in Gothenburg. McLain Ward and Kent Farrington told that they would not attend this year’s final. They want to concentrate on preparing for the Olympic Games. Instead, Beezie Madden and Hardin Towell will represent the US in Sweden. However, Madden already announced that her top horses Smon and Cortes C will stay at home. She will compete her new horse Breitling or Quister, while Towell will compete New York and Lucifer V. Karl Cook from the West Coast also will forgo the competition. Richard Spooner will attend with Big Red and Richard Fellers wants to compete his experienced horse Flexible in Gothenburg.