Rolex Entry Update: Andreas Dibowski Withdraws FRH Butts Avedon

Andreas Dibowski and FRH Butts Avedon at Malmö. Photo by Julia Rau.

Andreas Dibowski and FRH Butts Avedon at Malmö. Photo by Julia Rau.

We have another heavy hitter off the Rolex Kentucky entry list this morning, as Andreas Dibowski has withdrawn his seasoned four-star campaigner FRH Butts Avedon, which brings the total number of entries down to 82.

The 12-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by Andreas, Manfred Giensch and Anne-Kathrin Butt, finished fifth two weeks ago in the CIC2* at Luhmühlen and finished eighth last month in the CICO3* at Fontainebleau.

Andreas posted on his Facebook page that the horse is in excellent form for Kentucky, but he decided to withdraw due to U.S. quarantine regulations, which would require his groom to be separated from the horse for a period of time.

He also said he tried to submit a late entry to Badminton, where low entries this year will likely see all the horses get in off the wait list, but confirmed the organizers denied his request.

Two more names are also off the entry list since our last update, as Emilee Libby has withdrawn Nonsensical, her 12-year-old Thoroughbred gelding, and USEF Eventing 25 rider Maddy Mazzola has also withdrawn Mojito, her 14-year-old Argentinian Warmblood cross gelding.

Ten horses have now been withdrawn since entries went live: Mr. Medicott, Copper Beech, Zatopek B, Cavallino Cocktail, High Times, HHS Cooley, Manoir de Carneville, Nonsensical, Mojito and FRH Butts Avedon.

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