Aeberhard to Replace Joannou on Swiss Team for 2021 European Dressage Championships

Sat, 09/04/2021 - 10:22
Carla Aeberhard and Delioh von Buchmatt at the 2021 CDIO Compiègne :: Photo © Astrid Appels

One day before departure to the 2021 European Dressage Championships, the Swiss team has been altered.

Antonella Joannou will not be competing in Hagen with the 16-year old Swiss warmblood Dandy de la Roche (by Dressage Royal x Walt Disney). The horse sustained a minor injury and is not fit to compete. 

Two weeks ago Joannou and Dandy successfully competed at the 2021 CDI Crozet in France, where they posted two 67% scores in the Grand Prix and Special. At the beginning of August they also campaigned at the CDI Herzlake, where they posted two 68% scores. 

Antonella will be substituted by Carla Aeberhard with her 13-year old Swiss warmblood Delioh von Buchmatt CH (by Danone x Wolkenstein II). The pair also competed at the CDI Herzlake on 31 July - 1 August and posted 67.543% in the Grand Prix and 66.383% in the Special. This year the duo also showed in Montefalco, Compiegne, Kronberg and Deauville. 

Photo © Astrid Appels

Related Links
Eurodressage Coverage of the European Dressage Championships - U25/Seniors
Swiss Team Selected for 2021 European Dressage Championships