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GB eventers forced into changes

Lucy Wiegersma, riding Shaabrak at Badminton in 2008
Wiegersma finished second at Badminton on Shaabrak

Lucy Wiegersma has become the second member of Britain's Olympic eventing team to withdraw from the Games.

Her horse, Shaabrak, suffered a minor setback during training, costing Wiegersma her place in Beijing.

In June, Zara Phillips was also forced to pull out after her horse, Toytown, suffered an injury.

The British Olympic Association has announced that their places will be taken by Daisy Dick, riding Spring Along, and Tina Cook on Miners Frolic.

606: DEBATE
BBC Sport's Peter Scrivener

Simon Clegg, Team GB 2008 Chef de Mission, said: "While we are naturally disappointed for Zara and Lucy, we are fortunate enough to have incredibly talented and experienced riders to step in to the fold."

Cook added: "I am elated to be chosen, but someone's happiness is another's sadness.

"I have been in that position before and was convinced after Atlanta and Sydney that I wouldn't get another chance."




see also
Phillips out of GB Olympic team
11 Jun 08 |  Equestrian
Phillips heads GB eventing team
09 May 08 |  Equestrian
Equestrian sport on the BBC
05 Sep 07 |  Equestrian
Team GB for Beijing
01 Jul 08 |  Team GB
Show jumping's new breed
10 Oct 07 |  Equestrian


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