Olympic Updates: Japan’s Yoshiaki Oiwa & Switzerland’s Felix Vogg Change Horses, Poland Swaps Traveling Reserve

Yoshiaki Oiwa and Calle 44 (JPN). Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

We’ve got a few entry updates to the Olympic eventing roster for Tokyo as we count down the days until the first horse goes down centerline.

For Japan, Yoshiaki Oiwa will call upon his experienced partner, Calle 44 (Cristo 5 – Sara IV, by Quebec), substituting for his originally selected horse, Tullyoran Cruise JRA. No further information regarding the switch was given. Calle 44, a 14-year-old Holsteiner gelding, most recently finished fourth in the CCI3*S at Strzegom last month and also partnered with Yoshiaki for the 2018 World Equestrian Games, where they finished 20th.

Felix Vogg and Colero. Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photography.

Riding for Switzerland, Felix Vogg has switched horses to the 13-year-old Westphalian gelding Colero (Captain Fire – Bonita, by Bormio xx) over his originally selected horse, Cartania. Colero most recently finished inside the top 10 in the CCI4*S at Avenches and was also Felix’s partner for the 2018 World Equestrian Games. This pair also finished sixth at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event in 2019.

Jan Kaminski’s Jard (POL). Photo by Tilly Berendt.

The Polish team has also swapped their traveling reserve pair, naming Jan Kaminski and Jard (Czuwaj – Juczinia, by Chef Supreme), an 11-year-old Polish gelding to replace Mateusz Kiempa and Libertina; Mateusz posted on his Instagram that the 12-year-old Brandenburg mare was “not fit to go”. Jan and Jard most recently finished 13th individually in the CCIO4* Nations Cup at Strzegom.

Stay tuned for more news and updates from #Tokyo2020!