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Birch replaces Levett as travelling reserve

Birch replaces Levett as travelling reserve

Sammie Birch and her son and the wonderfull Hunter Valley II - Aachen - Photo credit Roger Fitzhardinge

© Roger Fitzhardinge

Bill Levett has withdrawn as Australia’s travelling reserve for Eventing after his horse Alexander NJ sustained a minor injury.
While Levett’s horse will make a full recovery, he won’t overcome the injury in time for the horses’ departure for Rio on Friday.
Equestrian Australia (EA) is currently making arrangements for Samantha Birch and Hunter Valley II to fill the travelling reserve position. Australia is permitted one travelling reserve for Eventing.
Levett is understandably disappointed but will support the Aussies from his England home and says the team is a strong medal chance.
“I’m disappointed not be travelling with the team as their reserve but I feel Sammi and her horse Hunter Valley II will be able to deliver a seriously good performance if called upon,” said Levett. 
“I wish the team all the best and look forward to seeing them on the podium in Rio.”
Australia’s Eventing horses will depart England for Rio on 29 July.

Source: EA


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