Pippa Funnell's hopes of clinching an Olympic equestrian gold on home ground this summer were shattered on Friday when two of her horses suffered injuries.
"A medal at London would have been the pinnacle of my career," said Funnell, who has won two silver and one bronze at previous Olympics.
"I am devastated I will not have a horse for London 2012. I also feel disappointed and upset for my loyal owners and hard-working grooms and other support staff. London was their dream too."
Source: AFP European Edition