Sigurður Mar, spokesperson for the Icelandic riders at the World Championships for Icelandic Horses, told horse magazine Eiðfaxi about a rumor that the president of the German-Icelandic Horse Association IPZV, Karly Zingsheim, who is also a contestant, had used banned reins on his horse.
The horse is said to have been bound by additional reins for training purposes inside the horsebox while the curtains were closed and the door locked with a padlock, Eiðfaxi reports.
FEIF’s Sports Director and Organizer Marko Mazeland stated that he doesn’t know anything about the rumor. Competition both takes place on the tracks and outside them, he said, where the rivalry is great. Mazeland commented that he doesn’t care for rumors from outside of the tracks.
Dagmar Trodler reports for Iceland Review from Berlin.