Not only the German but also the New Zealand eventing team had a change in their team – however, in case of New Zealand the decision was taken by the rider. Last week Jonathan Paget’s Clifton Lush had sustained a cut, that only became noticeable overnight, so the national federation announced. The cut was sown and the veterinarians were very content with the healing process. Clifton Lush stayed in full training, but even though there was progress every day the rider and the owners decided that the horse should get the full time for a recovery.
This morning Clifton Lush had to trot up two times, but then was accepted. Now reserve Rider Tim Price will take Paget’s place with Ringwood Sky Boy and make his Olympic debut.