Does anyone know why PF has withdrawn from Badminton?

Taffyhorse

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Just curious really - I know Redesigned is injured but she had two other's entered - Mirage D'elle and one who's name I have forgotten and they have all been withdrawn.

V sad that she will miss the Olympics too.
 

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There is a thread on here somewhere also in the horsey mags. Neither horses are right so are out of Olympic contention :(
 

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Ah ok, will search for them. I know that Billy Shannon is injured too but thought Mirage D'elle and t'other one (whose name I still can't remember) were ok.

Will search threads anyway - thanks :)
 

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I don't know, I was asking earlier in the week. Mirage and Pure Addiction haven't been reported injured and to have all 4 top horses injured in such a short length of time is exceptionally bad luck. She never runs them unnecessarily and very careful so I would be interested to know. She was at SOE last week and seemed fine but maybe its PF rather than the horses?
 

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hmm... shame as I loved watching her ride. She always makes it look so easy :) Maybe she'll head to Burghley in September...

BDWP has Pippa entered for Aston 1 OI on Mirage D'elle and pure Addiction. Maybe they're just not ready yet?
 
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I think she's pregnant! ;-) No idea, just my feeling.
This did cross my mind, too! I understand it is something that has been wanted for a long time, so if that is the reason, I cannot imagine any risks would be taken, whatsoever. :)
 

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you know what?? I have a feeling that may be the case too... we shall see. She seems to have been having a rather quiet season. Didn't hear a lot of her last year either.
 

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Aw bless, don't go on about her being pregnant unless its confirmed. As someone who tried and tried to get pregnant and couldn't, it would have broken my heart to read a thread like this about myself if I wasn't....

Plus, I don't think they would have been trying when she was up for olympic selection, and she has only been "out" of the list for a few weeks...
 

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yep. She's not having much luck at the mo! Still curious as to the withdrawals of Mirage D'elle and Pure Addiction, I loved the ride PF gave Mirage D'elle last time I saw them (can't remember where it was though!)
 

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My guess is she is mega competitive - no point sticking the miles on the legs for a middle of the order placing when she could perhaps go to Bramham and get a better result?

As she was there anyway it would be worth taking a horse as a back up but not if none of them are going to be realistically in with a shout.
 

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My guess is she is mega competitive - no point sticking the miles on the legs for a middle of the order placing when she could perhaps go to Bramham and get a better result?

As she was there anyway it would be worth taking a horse as a back up but not if none of them are going to be realistically in with a shout.
I think that sounds much more likely.
 

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My guess is she is mega competitive - no point sticking the miles on the legs for a middle of the order placing when she could perhaps go to Bramham and get a better result?

As she was there anyway it would be worth taking a horse as a back up but not if none of them are going to be realistically in with a shout.

^^^^^ This :)
 
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