Robbie W Ridden by Diane Creech for Canada Withdrawn from Pan Am Games Team

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OTTAWA, Ontario, Oct. 9–Robbie W, an eight-year-old Oldenburg gelding ridden by Diane Creech, has been withdrawn from the Canadian Dressage team to compete at the Pan American Games beginning in Guadalajara, Mexico, next week, Dressage Canada announced Sunday.

Roberta Byng-Morris of Godmanchester, Quebec, and Reiki Tyme, a 12-year-old Hanoverian gelding, join the team of Tom Dvorak of Hillsburgh, Ontario,  and Viva’s Salieri W, Tina Irwin of Stouffville, Ontario, and Winston, and Crystal Kroetch of Calgary, Alberta, and Lymrix.

Robbie W was slightly injured before the finl selection trials but was given the go-ahead for selection to the team to go to training camp. Team coach Markus Gribbe, the team veterinarian and chef d’equipe decided the horse was not ready to compete.

The Canadian and U.S. teams leave together on Tuesday ahead of the dressage competition beginning at the Guadalajara Country Club next Sunday.