Update-Devon Kane’s Destiny Withdrawn from Munich & Rotterdam Nations Cup
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May 29, 2014
A minor injury to Devon Kane’s Destiny led to the horse being withdrawn from the Pferd International competition at Munich, Germany that was to be the European debut for the American pair and they will not be available for a United States team at the Nations Cup in Rotterdam in three weeks.
Catherine Haddad-Staller, already in Europe, confirmed she will skip the United States national championships June 12-15 and will be the third horse and rider on the American team at the CDIO5*.
The 11-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding sustained the injury while schooling at the Munich show on Wednesday where the pair were to compete following the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in their home town of Wellington, Florida that was their inaugural season at Grand Prix.
Devon withdrew the horse from Munich before the veterinary check.
“They feel very optimistic that that the horse will make a full and speedy recovery,” said Robert Dover, the U.S. Chef d’Equipe.
He said, however, that to be absolutely safe and in the best interests of the horse it was decided to withdraw the horse from the Nations Cup and for the pair to return to competition later in the summer.
Devon had taken Destiny to Germany to work wth Hubertus Schmidt. She had trained with him last summer.
Devon and Destiny were to have been on the team at the Rotterdam CDIO5* with Susie Dutta of Wellington, Florida, and Tim Dutta Inc.’s Currency DC, a 14-year-old Oldenburg gelding and Brian Hafner of Penngrove, California and Rebecca Hafner’s Lombardo LHF, a 15-year-old Hanoverian gelding.
Catherine of Calion, New Jersey and Hotmail, who have been in Europe for more than a month, will be the third pair as a minimum of three combinations are required for a Nations Cup team.
The Rotterdam show comes just one week after the U.S. championships in Gladstone, New Jersey.