The International Dressage Riders Club (IDRC) is seeking clarification for the elimination of Tina Konyot and Calecto V at the 2013 WDM Palm Beach.
The club has liased with the FEI whether the WDM show organizers followed the right procedure for eliminating the pair after blood was detected due to a spur mark after the Grand Prix on Friday 25 January 2013...
@FranJurga writes: Eurodressage is on the case. As reported via ScoopIt yesterday with a link to the dressage-news.com story on the elimination, US rider Tina Konyot was disqualified after her performance in West Palm Beach, Florida at the elite international World Dressage Masters (WDM) competition.
In this article from Europe, Tina invokes the names of Carl Hester and Kyra Kyrklund as having communicated with her after her disqualification.
Did the show follow the rules or bend them? Since this is the first attempt at enforcing the FEI's newly-minted blood rule for dressage, it's hard to make a judgment but it is also crystal clear that if the decision stands, it will put into place an accepted protocol that riders can be disqualified without a veterinary exam, although the vet is clearly mentioned in the rulebook.
Few can forget when Adelinde Cornelissen was stopped during her test at the World Equestrian Games in 2010 because some blood-flecked foam was seen on her horse.
As Eurodressage points out, this is the third year in a row that the WDM in Florida has been affected by a finding of blood on a horse.