French Withdraws From London Olympics
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French Withdraws From London Olympics
Piggy French has been forced to withdraw from the London Olympics due to her horse DHI Topper W sustaining an injury at Barbury Horse Trials.

Taking her place will be Nicola Wilson riding the 16 HH black gelding Opposition Buzz who is by Fleetwater Opposition and owned by Rosemary Search. It was riding Oppostion Buzz that Nicola gained Team Gold at the Fontainbleu Europeans Eventing Championships in 2009, Team Gold at the Alltech World Equestrian Games in 2010 and Team Bronze at the European Eventing Championships in Luhmuhlen in 2011.

The pair have also completed Badminton Horse Trials several times, being placed 7th in 2011, 8th in 2010, 7th in 2008 and 16th in 2007. The pair have also competed at Burghley being placed 15th in 2007, 5th in 2008 as well as at Kentucky where in 2010 where they finished in 15th position and in 2009 they finished in 11th position.


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