William Funnell has given up his place in Britain’s WEG show jumping team, as his team horse Cortaflex Mondriaan is not sound. The pair was due to travel to Germany on Sunday 26 August and represent Britain at the World Equestrian Games, Aachen (28 August – 3 September).

Cortaflex Mondriaan, became unsound at the Dublin Horse Show (9 – 13 August) and was taken to the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket on Monday for MRI scans.

Although Funnell is still waiting for some results to come back, he has decided on balance not to take Mondriaan to WEG: “The welfare of the horse is my number one priority,” he told H&H on Monday

The pair has been replaced by Nick Skelton riding Lisa Hales’ Russel.