Lima, PER – Aug. 6, 2019 – During the First Individual & Team Competition for show jumping at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games on Aug. 6, 2019, Canadian Show Jumping Team member, Lisa Carslen completed a clear round with Parette, but was later eliminated based on Article 241.3.30 of the FEI Jumping Rules.
Elimination under Article 241.3.30 does not imply that there was any intent to injure the horse, but it is crucial that the rules are enforced in order to ensure that horse welfare is protected.
“My horse got a minor rub today, and when the stewards looked at her during the post-round check, they made the call to eliminate us,” explained Carlsen. “The wellbeing of my horse is my number one priority, and I would never do anything to jeopardize that. Rules are rules, but I would never intentionally harm my horse. Parette has been carefully checked out and cleared by vets for competition tomorrow and I look forward to continuing to do our best for the team. Thank you to our entire team, including Mark Laskin, Jon Garner and Dr. Eduardo Felix for all of their support today.”
While Carlsen is eliminated from the individual competition at Lima 2019, she will move forward to complete the team final on Aug. 7, 2019.
For more information on equestrian events at the Lima 2019 Pan Am Games, including the full schedule of equestrian competition, entries and results, please visit www.lima2019.pe/en. Live scoring for equestrian can be found here.