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    08-08-2012, 09:16 PM
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Team Canada Jumping Rider Disqualified???

So I was at the barn today when I heard the one of Canada's riders had been disqualified from competition due to what has been refered to as a 'paper cut'. Boy, I must be out of the loop. Any details would be lovely. Thanks.
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    08-08-2012, 09:20 PM
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Already been argued & debated on another thread.
     
    08-08-2012, 09:22 PM
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Tiffany Foster, of Schomberg, Ont., the team’s fourth member, was disqualified on Sunday morning when officials decided her mount, Victor, was showing hypersensitivity in the left front limb.

Foster’s horse was found to have inflammation stemming from a scratch shortly before the individual and team jumping events began. Canada is appealing the decision, but it cannot be heard until after the event.

That decision meant the Canadian team had to count all three of its remaining riders and could not drop off the lowest score, the same situation faced in 2008 at Beijing when Mac Cone's horse was injured. Canada still came up with an Olympic silver.

"The Canadian horse Victor, ridden by Tiffany Foster, has been disqualified under the FEI's hypersensitivity protocol due to an area of clear and obvious hypersensitivity on the front of the left forelimb,” said a statement from the sport’s governing body.

"There is no accusation of malpractice, but the horse has been deemed unfit to compete by the Ground Jury."

Saying there was nothing malicious about the injury — the sport has worked to clean up a practice of purposefully hypersensitizing front legs to make the mounts jump higher — did not molify the Canadians in any way.

BBC Sport reported Lamaze was furious.

"The horse was only sensitive on that cut, which is normal, but it was not something that could put him in danger of jumping and it was not something that was going to make him gain an advantage in jumping,” he told the website.

"This is something the horse did in the stall, which any horse could do, and they have destroyed Tiffany's Olympic dream."

Team captain Terrance Miller said his group was “very unhappy” with the decision because it lacked common sense.

"The horse has a little nick that any normal horse could have had by being out riding,” he said. “The cut could have happened on a rail or in the stall, or anything.

"The rule was put in to protect the horses, but this is just a blind application of a rule without any common sense at all."
Controversial day sees Canadian rider Tiffany Foster disqualified - CBC Sports
     
    08-08-2012, 11:03 PM
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It's been out since the beginning of the competition, but now is very widely discussed. Eric Lamaze has now stated he will no longer ride in Equine Canada sanctioned events until they reverse their statement of praisal for the FEI's ruling.
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