Michael Jung had enrolled his two-times Olympic winner La Biosthetique Sam FBW for the CCI4* in Pau at last notice. But now he had to withdraw the 17-year-old Württemberger gelding before the dressage part. Sam was lame during the warm-up in the morning. “I don’t have an explanation,” so the rider said. He had had a good feeling in the morning and the horse walked just fine. When Sam came from his box after a two hour break he walked stiff and was sweaty. Therefore Jung decided not to compete him.