Ryan Wood Called Up as Reserve Rider for Australian WEG Team

Ryan Wood and Woodstock Bennett. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Ryan Wood and Curran Simpson’s Woodstock Bennett have received the call up as the reserve combination for the Australian team at the 2018 World Equestrian Games following Rob Palm’s withdrawal of Koko Story.

Koko Story contracted a virus after competing in the Nations Cup at Harus du Pin in France earlier this month. “We got onto it quickly and he’s now 100% fit, sound and happy, but in the best interests of my horse and his future we decided to pull the pin on WEG,” Rob said.

Woodstock Bennett, an 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse (Shannondale Sarco X Ponail Belle, by Beau Royale), finished 17th at Tattersalls CCI3* in Ireland in June to secure his WEG qualifying result.

“I have spoken to Bennett’s owners and associated connections, and we are thrilled for him to be named as a reserve for the Worlds,” Ryan said.

Congratulations to Ryan, Curran and the whole team at Woodstock Eventing!

[Robert Palm Withdraws from WEG]