Scott Brash has decided to withdraw from the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

Great Britain dropped out of team contention yesterday [Wednesday 3 September], but Scott finished within the top 50 and was due to jump again today [Thursday, 4 September] as an individual. However he has made the decision in consultation with Hello Sanctos’s owners Lord and Lady Harris and Lady Kirkham, the chef d’equipe Rob Hoekstra and the chef de mission Will Connell.

A statement reads:

“There is a lot of jumping still to do in the individual qualifying competition; a lot of ground to make up in the leader board and the likelihood of qualifying for the individual final, with the standard of jumping here this week, is not likely.

“With the horse in mind and looking ahead to the forthcoming Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup in Barcelona, next year’s European Championships and beyond, the decision has been made to withdraw the horse from further competition this week.”