U.S rider Tina Konyot was unable to obtain the second qualifying score she needed for the 2013 Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Final after scratching from the final North American League World Cup qualifier. The IHS Champions Cup CDI-W was held in Loxahatchee, Fla., March 22-24, and Konyot was originally slated to ride Calecto V.
“I have a cut on my knee, and it turned into a small hematoma, and I couldn’t ride for five days,” said Konyot. “It’s the sixth day now, and I’m just sort of walking around.”
Konyot and Calecto V, a 15-year-old Danish Warmblood (Come Back II—Bahera, Rastell) stallion, hold the highest single freestyle score on the North American League qualifying list—a 76.77 percent—but two freestyle scores are needed.
The Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Final will be held April 25-28 in Sweden. As of March 25, the top qualifiers for the North American League were Canadians David Marcus on Chrevi’s Capital and Jacqueline Brooks on D Niro, but neither have officially announced their intention to attend.