Andrew Hoy Rests Olympic Silver Medal-Winning Horse for Upcoming Aachen Equestrian Event

Published 09/16/2021, 11:05 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 27: Andrew Hoy of Australia and Rutherglen in action during an Equestrian Eventing Horse Inspection session ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Greenwich Park on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)


The Tokyo Olympics saw exceptionally talented riders and horses taking part in the equestrian events. One such notable rider was Australia’s Andrew Hoy. He rode on Vassily De Lassos and won a medal for his country. However, the rider won’t compete in the upcoming Aachen competitions with his horse. Vassily De Lassos has suffered an injury that would keep him out of the competition. Despite those problems, the rider will take part in the competitions with another horse.

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Vassily De Lassos will miss equestrian eventing at Aachen

Moreover, Hoy spoke about the horse being injured and gave an update on the same.

“Vassily has developed a foot abscess, which has thankfully been located and also cleared by our vets and farrier–but he won’t be ready in time for Aachen to return to the international competition stage.”

“The horse’s health, well-being, and best interest is always our upmost priority, so he will have to watch the Aachen cross-country from at home this year,” said Hoy.

Likewise, he and the horse’s owners Paula and David Evans spoke about the problems related to the upcoming schedule.

“Looking at the schedule of the remaining 2021 season and will make a decision soon if we are going to re-route to another autumn event or if we will move straight onto our 2022 schedule.”

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Andrew will compete in the event

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Even though Andrew Hoy won’t be able to ride his favored horse, he would still compete in the event riding Odaria Finemore’s Bloom Des Hauts Crets in the Ride N Drive competition. In addition, Japan’s Yoshiaki Oiwa will pilot Calle 44 in the upcoming Aachen event. Significantly, he got eliminated in the Olympics competition after a fall.

The event will also see Tamie Smith and Mai Baum take part.

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Thus, the Aachen events will see many accomplished riders compete. The event will showcase new talents and fans are excited to see the competitions.

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