Just minutes ago, we have been informed that the 2008 World Cup Jump winner in Dubna Russia, Natalia Berdnikova BLR has sustained a late injury and will not be able to take part next weekend in the first World Cup Stop of 2009. We wish Natalia a speedy recovery and hope that she will be fit and well enough to join us in Liuzhou China and Putrajaya Malaysia later this World Cup season.
The World Cup Rules allow for a replacement. However, getting both a Visa and a seat on the Plane to Moscow at such short notice may make that a non-starter at this stage. The possibilities right now are Brigitte Lethem FRA, Anais Amade FRA or Maj Jepsen DEN. No doubt the lines to Bob Corson of our World Cup Organising Team will be hot in the coming hours. For those of us in transit to Moscow right now, we will just have to wait and see what happens. Watch this space for more updates over the coming days.