Irish rider Denis Lynch was eliminated after the second leg of the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final in Paris after blood was found on his horse All Star 5. Dennis did not compete further in the 3d round.
A statement from the event organizers said: “All Star 5, the horse ridden by Ireland’s Denis Lynch, has been eliminated under FEI jumping rule article 241.3.3 after blood was found on the horse’s flanks in the post competition check.”
“Elimination under article 241.3.3 and article 241.3.31 does not imply that there was any intent to injure the horse, but it is crucial that the rules are enforced in order to ensure that horse welfare is protected.”
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Source: Horse and Hound