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Dassett Eventing is home to between 20 and 30 horses at any one time.  This page shows the horses the team at Dassett Eventing competed on the British Eventing and FEI circuits at the end of the 2017 season.  All horses owned by Dassett Eventing, and some others, are available for trial. Further details can be found on the Horses For Sale page.

The horses listed below are being produced by Kate, but with Kate being on maternity leave this season, a few substitute jockeys were drafted in for the 2017 events:

HHS Dassett Appeal (Gimmie)

HHS Dassett Appeal (Gimmie)

Age:
12
Colour:
Chestnut
Sex:
Gelding
Height:
16h2
Breed:
By Ghareeb
Level:
Advanced
Owner:
Dassett Eventing

Gimmie kicked off his career in style through 2010 with numerous doubles clears and placings at BE100 level, and then placed in his 1st Novice in the autumn. A a 6yo, Gimmie gained valuable Novice experience, as well as jumping double clear at Osberton's National 6YO Championships, before rounding off the year with an excellent double clear at Aldon CCI*, finishing in the top 20. He upgraded to Intermediate level at the start of 2012, jumping double clears and placing at this level throughout the year. This good form resulted in Gimmie being selected to represent Great Britain in the prestigious World 7YO Championships at Le Lion d'Anger...where after being well placed in the dressage, the event got rained off!  Along with numerous Intermediate placings throughout 2013, Gimmie finished in the money at both Barbury CIC** and Osberton CCI**, and easily upgraded to Advanced level.  Gimmie had an unlucky 2014 season, culminating in a pulled shoe (and half his foot!) ruling him out of Blenheim 8/9YO Championships, but he gained the lost 3* experience throughout 2015, competing at some of toughest CIC3*s on the curcuit, and showed what a class cross country horse he is at Blenheim Palace's CCI3* to round off the season.  In 2016, having placed at Advanced level, Gimmie was clear and inside the time (being the fastest of the day) around Bramham's CCI3* cross contry track, making it feel easy!  For 2017, Gimmie has had some experience pure show jumping with a local show jumper this spring, and is now being kept in work by the Dassett team and one of Kate's good friends, Jodie Amos.  We hope this will set him up well to make his 4* debut in the not too distant future.

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Dassett Saratoga (Benny)

Dassett Saratoga (Benny)

Age:
11
Colour:
Dark Brown
Sex:
Gelding
Height:
16h1
Breed:
By Summer At Saratoga
Level:
Advanced
Owner:
Elspeth Dennis-Jones

This proper little horse is talented in all 3 phases and is adored by Lauren!  He qualified for the 4YO Championships in 2010, where he finished 13th. 2011 got off to a fantastic start at BE100 level, always finishing in the top 8, including a win, qualified for the 5YO Championships, where he put in a respectable performance, and was placed in his first few Novices. In 2012 Benny picked up superb Noivce form, easily upgraded to Intermediate level, and rounded off an excellent season with a double clear at the National 6YO Championships.  For 2013, Benny picked up more experience at Intermediate and CIC2* level, and placed at Blair Castle CCI*.  After securing a place on the World Class Equine Pathway programme, a badly pulled hamstring ruled him out of competition for the first half of the 2014 season, but Benny was back in action during autumn, with placings at Intermediate level and a top 3 finish at Aldon CCI*.  2015 was a good year for Benny, with an Intermediate win, a top 3 placing at Rockingham CIC2*, a 6th place at Hopetoun CCI2*, and easily upgraded to Advanced level.  However, he picked up a random liver infection the following winter, and was seriously ill at one point.  Despite missing the start of the 2016 season as a result, he has now fully recovered and back in action!  For 2017, Benny has been campainged on the Junior scene with one of our apprentices, Finley Atherton.  The pair got their relationship off to a great start this spring, but have had an inforced break as Finley broke his pelvis (whilst at home!) in May.  Having made a full recovery, the pair had a busy autumn, upgrading to Novice level and plaing in all their events.

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Call Me Dassett (Casper)

Call Me Dassett (Casper)

Age:
10
Colour:
Bay
Sex:
Gelding
Height:
16h3
Breed:
By Namelus R
Level:
Advanced
Owner:
Dassett Eventing, Sheena Hawkin & Lesley Rocher

This lovely character turned his talents to eventing at the end of 2013, following a year of pure jumping in Ireland.  He took to the sport more naturally than many, easily upgrading to Novice level early in 2014, and following many double clears, made the step up to Intermedaite very smoothly in the spring of 2015.  Casper went on to win and place at Intermediate level throughout 2015, and in 2016 he consolidated on his 2* form, cruised clear around his first Advanced and placed 7th at his spring CCI2*.  With Kate out of action this competitive year, Casper has worked on some pure dressage throughout the summer with Lizzie Murray and Hayley.

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Dassett Cooley Steal (Boo)

Dassett Cooley Steal (Boo)

Age:
8
Colour:
Grey
Sex:
Gelding
Height:
16h2
Breed:
By Beowolf
Level:
Novice
Owner:
Dassett Eventing

Boo made it over to our UK base just in time for a couple of the last 4yo classes in 2013, where he proved what a class act he is.  Kate quietly produced Boo through 2014 and the pair enjoyed some BE100 mileage and good results at the end of the season.  In 2015 they continued to place at BE100 level and easily upgraded to Novice level.  Rather dramatic growth spurts meant Boo had a quieter end to the 2015 season than planned, but he is all the better for it now!  In 2016 he consolidated on his Novice form, picking up some good results along the way.  Substitute jockey, Sarah Parkes, has stepped in to compete Boo for 2017, having got to know the Dassett team after taking on the Advanced ride Dassett Cooley Dun, which was sold to owners Kate Willis and Mel Pritchard in 2014.  They have had some great results this year, winning and placing at Novice level, and rounded off the season with a great run at Aldon CCI*.  Boo has an enormous jump, so will take his time progressing up the levels, but has already clocked up a Novice win with Sarah, and is an exciting horse who is a potential star for the future.

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Dassett Master (Impy)

Dassett Master (Impy)

Age:
7
Colour:
Bay
Sex:
Gelding
Height:
16h1
Breed:
By Master Imp
Level:
Novice
Owner:
Dassett Eventing

This super talented horse is by the leading eventing sire, Master Imp and out of a Nero Astaire / Golden Cliff dam, who jumped at the YR Europeans in pure show jumping herself.  He is 7/8 TB and one of the last Master Imp sired horses about.  Although he still has some furnishing off to do, this horse ticks every box and has the most wonderful, kind attitude.  Bought as a 3 year old, Impy was given plenty of time to grow in the field as a 4 year old.  He started eventing in true style as a 5 year old, placing at his first few events, but due to another large growth spurt, we turned Impy away during the autumn of 2015 to get the best of the grass.  He came out all the better for it as a 6 year old, and upgarded to Novice level last summer, having gained some good BE100 results during the spring.  Due to Kate's pregnacy, Impy has been taken over by Craig for 2017, and the pair have picked up numerous top 3 placing at Novice level and rounded off the year fininshing just out of the prizes at Aldon CCI*.

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Dassett Odyssey (Flynn)

Dassett Odyssey (Flynn)

Age:
7
Colour:
Grey
Sex:
Gelding
Height:
16h2
Breed:
By Martel
Level:
BE100
Owner:
Andrea Burdett

Andrea bought this smashing horse off Kate and Richard Sheane as a 3 year old at the end of 2013, and bought him across to Dassett Eventing as a 4 year old, where he was quietly produced over the summer and got some great results at BYEH classes.  For 2015, Flynn was jointly produced by Kate and Andrea, but had a much quieter year than orgianlly planned as he just kept on growing!  In 2016, despite still growing, Flynn started to translate his talents to his competitive form, having placed and won at BE100 level.  In 2017, Hayley has helped Andrea produce Flynn in Kate's absence and Andrea has focused on some pure dressage with great success!  Flynn is a lovely horse, both in attitude and ability, and we look forward to his journey up through the levels.

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SVS Dassett Enterprise (Nemo)

SVS Dassett Enterprise (Nemo)

Age:
6
Colour:
Chestnut
Sex:
Geldig
Height:
17h
Breed:
By Cobra
Level:
BE100
Owner:
Philip Rocher & Lesley Rocher

This stunning horse was bought by Kate's parents from a jumping yard as a 4 year old, and once backed, spent the rest of the year growing in the fields in Ireland.  He is a very talented horse, but will need time to develop and strengthen up, so will be produced slowly and carefully.  He jumped double clear around his first few events last year and is a seriously exciting prospect for the future.  Emma Forsyth will lightly compete this sensitive horse on Kate's behalf througout 2017.

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Craig is producing a selection of horses up through the ranks and here are the ones he competed on the BE and FEI circuits at the end of this season:

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Marli III (Marli)

Age:
10
Colour:
Grey
Sex:
Gelding
Height:
16h2
Breed:
By Midas
Level:
Advanced
Owner:
Ian Wills

Marli has been beautifully produced from a 4yo to Advanced level by his owner, Ian Wills.  With Ian's busy schedule, Craig has taken over the reins and spent the spring forming a partnership with this horse.  They went on to have great runs at Open Intermediate and CCI2* level, and put in a class performance at Barbury CIC2* to finish 4th.  The pair rounded off their year with a fabulous run around their first Advanced together.  With Ian's help, this should be an excitng combination to watch develop up the grades.

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Especially Dassett (Calvin)

Especially Dassett (Calvin)

Age:
8
Colour:
Bay
Sex:
Gelding
Height:
16h1
Breed:
By Verdi
Level:
Intermediate
Owner:
Dassett Eventing

This lovely horse arrived at our UK base in the spring of his 5 year old year, and went on to gain plenty of BE100 form throughout the rest of the season.  In 2015, Calvin easily upgraded to Novice level and consolidated at this level throughout the year, but his enormous jump meant we didn't push him too hard or fast!  As a 7 year old, Calvin consistently placed at Novice level (including narrowly missing out on a win by 0.1!), completed a spring CCI* and went on to win at Intermediate level in the autumn.  He gained further mileage at Intermediate and 2* level this season and has recently been sold to pastures new.  This is one of the kindest and most genuine horses we have produced, and a firm favourite of Sue's!

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Elusive Dassett (Sid)

Elusive Dassett (Sid)

Age:
8
Colour:
Black
Sex:
Gelding
Height:
16h1
Breed:
By Vleut
Level:
Intermediate
Owner:
Dassett Eventing

This lovely horse has had a late start in life, but looks set to be the real deal with an exceptional jump!  Produced slowly, Craig and Sid consolidated on their BE100 form in 2015 and easily stepped up to Novice level in 2016, placing at several events through the year, and rounded off the season by completing a CCI*.  In 2017, the pair upgraded to Intermediate level and went on to place around some big tracks.  Sid has recently been sold to America, and we wish him the very best for his future. 

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Tullibards Dassett (Tiny)

Tullibards Dassett (Tiny)

Age:
7
Colour:
Bay
Sex:
Gelding
Height:
16h
Breed:
By Radolin
Level:
Intermediate
Owner:
Dassett Eventing

This gorgeous little horse was purchased by Dassett Eventing early in his 6 year old year, having competed in some BE100s in Ireland as a 5 year old.  He gained several top 3 placings at BE100 during the summer of 2016, and easily upgraded to Novice level later in the year.  Tiny went on to consolidate on his Novice form during the start of 2017, constistantly placing in the top 5, and made the step up to Intermediate level look ridiculously easy.  After an unfortunate slip on the flat at Blair CCI*, he rounded off his year completing Aldon CCI* and is set up well for an exciting year next season.  Despite his size (and a bit of a cheeky streak!), this is a serious horse with movement, an enormous jump and great gallop, making him a very exciting prospect for the future, and is sure to be a horse we see jumping around the big tracks over the coming years.

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Drombane Dassett (Pete)

Drombane Dassett (Pete)

Age:
6
Colour:
Bay
Sex:
Gelding
Height:
16h1
Breed:
By Olympic Lux
Level:
Novice
Owner:
Dassett Eventing

This smart and serious horse is by Olympic Lux and out of an Errigal Flight / Bronti dam.  Bought early in his 4yo year, Pete had the rest of the year getting the best of the Irish grass, and came across to our UK base at the start of his 5 year old year.  He kicked off his eventing career in style, picking up numerous placings at BE100 level and in the BE 5YO qualifiers.  Nicknamed 'The Boss' at home, Pete always takes everything in his stride, and has what appears to be limitless scope!  He stepped up to Novice level this spring but a bit of a growth spurt meant he has had a lighter autumn competing than orginally planned.  However, he will not doubt come out stronger for it next spring and is a horse we have high expectations for.  I am sure we will see Pete jumping around some very big tracks in the future.

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MBF Dassett Legacy (Zam)

MBF Dassett Legacy (Zam)

Age:
5
Colour:
Bay
Sex:
Gelding
Height:
16h2
Breed:
By Zambise
Level:
Novice
Owner:
Dassett Eventing

This tall and attractive horse was bought off Brian Flynn and Meabh Bolger at MBF Sport Horses at the start of this year, after Kate had her eye on the horse as he jumped during his 4 year old year.  He has a fabulously balanced canter and is a pleasure to ride to a fence.  Zam easily qualified for the National 5YO Championships at Osberton this autumn, had 2 BE100 wins, and didn't even noticed the step up to Novice level.  His attitude is exceptional and he is phased by nothing, proving incredibly bold, but careful and seriously scopey.  This is a proper horse with the ablitiy and attitude to really excel.

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ARD Dassett Spectre (Digby)

ARD Dassett Spectre (Digby)

Age:
5
Colour:
Bay
Sex:
Gelding
Height:
16h1
Breed:
By Natal
Level:
Novice
Owner:
Dassett Eventing

This class horse is by Natal and out of a Douglas / TB dam.  Bought out of a jumping yard as a 4 year old, Digby has all the raw ingredients to be a seriously top class horse.  He started his eventing caeer in style, having won his first event, but a nasty over reach ruled him out of play this summer.  He was back in action for the autumn, where he placed at BE100 level and cruised around his first Novice effortlessly. This is such a kind and talented horse, who we can't wait to see progress through his career.

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Dassett Chance (Cracker)

Dassett Chance (Cracker)

Age:
5
Colour:
Bay
Sex:
Gelding
Height:
16h
Breed:
By Painter's Row
Level:
BE90
Owner:
Dassett Eventing

Bought off Carolyn Ryan-Bell ealier this year, this lovely looking horse is filled with quality.  He has three fabulous paces, and despite being on the smaller side, he has enormous range to his canter.  He has a excellent jump and is proving bold and straight cross country.  Having kicked off his eventing career placing at his first few events, Cracker has recently been sold and we look forward to watching him progress with his new owners.

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The following horses are based at Dassett Eventing and are competed by their owners as part of the DE Team:

Dassett At Last (Blondey)

Dassett At Last (Blondey)

Age:
9
Colour:
Bay
Sex:
Gelding
Height:
16h
Breed:
By BP Blondy
Level:
Intermdiate
Owner:
Dassett Eventing & Hayley Wright

Blondey was found as a 3yo by Dassett Eventing in Ireland, and sold on to Louise Harwood in the UK, where he successfully competed up to Novice level.  After gaining good results, Louise decided Blondy was a bit too strong to continue producing, so he is now back with Dassett Eventing and Hayley has taken on the ride, being well positioned to deal with strong horses following on from her own Mossfort (now retired), who despite being 15h1 on a tall day, was one of the strongest horses around!  Hayley got to know Blondey in the autumn of 2015, and the pair had a cracking spring at Novice level last year, jumping lots of double clears and winning rosettes!  The pair stepped up to Intermediate level in 2016, and finished on their dressage score at Blair Castle CCI*.  Hayley consolidated their form at Intermedaite and 2* level during the spring of 2017 before a minor injury ruled Blondey out of action for the remainer of the season.  However, he has made a full recovery and is already gearing up for the 2018 season.  This is a brilliant jumper, with scope to burn, and a horse we hope to see progressing up the levels over the years. 

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Boleybawn Dassett Cruise (Joey)

Age:
5
Colour:
Chestnut
Sex:
Gelding
Height:
15h3
Breed:
By Iroko
Level:
BE90
Owner:
Dassett Eventing, Craig Barr & Hayley Wright

What Joey lacks in height he most certainly makes up for in personality!  This confident and hilarious character is by Iroko and out of a very successful line of jumping mares.  Bought as a 3 year old, Joey spent much of his 4 year old year learning the ropes in Ireland and came over to our UK base last autumn.  He is a fabulous jumper, proving scopey, careful and bold, and we are excited to see him develop.  Hayley took her time with Joey this spring, and the pair has a good autumn competing at BE100 level.

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Domingo 594 (Domingo)

Domingo 594 (Domingo)

Age:
12
Colour:
Dark Brown
Sex:
Gelding
Height:
16h2
Breed:
Level:
Intermediate
Owner:
Nick Nott

Domingo and his owner, Nick, are based at Dassett Eventing whilst Nick studies PPE at Warick University.  Nick bought Domingo 3 years ago, and the pair have sucessfully competed at Novice at CIC* level.  Now based at Dassett Eventing, Nick has recently made the step up to Intermediate level before heading to Canada in the autumn as part of his degree.  The pair quickly settled right into Dassett life, and are a pleasure for Kate to help and train.  Their season has got off to a great start, with all top 2 placings at Novice level, and a 4th place in their first Intermediate!  We are excited to watch this lovely combination progress up the grades over the coming years.

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Dassett Supreme (Elvis)

Dassett Supreme (Elvis)

Age:
8
Colour:
Grey
Sex:
Gelding
Height:
16h2
Breed:
By Star Kingdom
Level:
Novice
Owner:
Alice Rocher

Elvis came over to the UK during the middle of 2014 for Alice, and although he was very weak and raw, he went from strength to strength during the autumn, getting good results at BE90 and BE100 level.  Following some good BE100 form early in 2015, the pair flew around their first Novice and continued to gain experience at this level throughout the rest of the season.  With help from Kate, as Alice qualified as a teacher, the pair consolidated on their Novice during 2016, and picked up some great results along the way.  Between Alice's work commitments in 2017, she still had a win at Novice level and picked up many other great results along the way.  Elvis is a lovely big horse, who has a fabulous attitude and we look forward to watching the partnership progress over the coming years.

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Dassett Real Deal (Billy)

Dassett Real Deal (Billy)

Age:
7
Colour:
Bay
Sex:
Gelding
Height:
16h2
Breed:
By Ramiro B
Level:
Novice
Owner:
Alice Midmer

This cracking horse was bought by Dassett Evenitng in the autumn of 2014 for our vet's son, Harry Horgan, to produce.  Alice purchased Dassett Real Deal a short while later, and the pair have already built a great relationship together.  With Craig stepping in to help compete Billy around Alice's busy work schedule, Billy gained plently of BE100 mileage throughout the 2015 season, and successfully upgraded to Novice level lin 2016.  We are all looking forward to watching Billy progress up the levels over the coming years.

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Here are the horses that sadly no longer compete, but are real favourites with the team:

Dassett Jack (Jack)

Dassett Jack (Jack)

Age:
11
Colour:
Bay
Sex:
Gelding
Height:
16h2
Breed:
By Ricardo Z
Level:
Advanced
Owner:
Mr. Philip Rocher and Mrs. Lesley Rocher

Jack was bought for Kate's parents as an untouched 3 year old, and Kate truly adores this horse, although he needed careful and tactful producing!  Kate quietly produced him through his 4 year old year, but Jack suffered complications following a foot abscess and missed the whole 2009 season. Happily, there are no lasting effects, and Jack quickly took the eventing circuit by storm, with numerous double clears and Novice placings in 2011, as well as finishing 7th in his first International, Brand Hall CIC*, and 10th at Weston Park CCI*. These good results earned Jack a place on the Equine Pathway programme and in 2012 Jack jumped great double clears around his first CIC**, his first Advanced and Blair's CCI** to finish 8th.  In 2013 Jack tackled some of the biggest CIC***s on the circuit, and put in a class cross country performance at Blenheim Palace's prestigious 8/9YO 3* Championships.  Jack was unlucky to have an early slip on landing out on Bramham's CCI*** cross country track last spring, but put that behind him and jumped great double clears at both Hopetoun and Blair's CIC*** tracks.  He then went on to jump one of only 10 double clear at Blenheim Palace's CCI*** last autumn to round the season off.  2015 got off to a gutting start, with a fracture injury to Jack's right hind cannon bone, presumably in the field.  After consultations with top surgeons across the world, the devastating decision has been made to retire Jack to the field.  There is a chip which is inaccessible from a surgery perspective, and it is causing a mild unlevelness.  Jack will leave a massive whole in the yard and no one can still quite believe he won't compete again.  Kate and Jack shared an unbelievable relationship and he was the horse of a lifetime for Kate. 

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Freaky Flower (Fleur)

Freaky Flower (Fleur)

Age:
15
Colour:
Black
Sex:
Mare
Height:
15h3
Breed:
By Fleurop
Level:
Advanced
Owner:
Alice Midmer

Fleur is a very talent and game little mare, who always manages to put a smile on your face! Kate competed Fleur for the first half of 2011, including upgrading her to Intermediate level, whilst Alice focused on her final year exams at Durham University. Alice took back the reins in the autumn, and the pair successfully completed their first CCI* at Weston Park.  In 2012 Alice was a full time working pupil with Kate, and the pair gained more experience at 1* and Intermediate level together, including winning a prize for the 'Most Improved After Dressage' at Blair Castle CCI*!  Fleur consolidated on her Intermediate form in 2013, and with Kate's help the pair upgrade to Advanced level in 2014.  For 2015 Hayley had Fleur on loan, due to Alice's work commitments, and the pair placed at Novice, Intermediate and 1* level.  Fleur is now going to be retired from competition and hopefully start breeding the next generation of superstars, as she becomes a brood mare.  Given her talents, she should breed some really exciting horses for the future.

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Campo G (Miller)

Campo G (Miller)

Age:
13
Colour:
Grey
Sex:
Gelding
Height:
17h1
Breed:
By Calido I
Level:
Advanced
Owner:
Craig Barr

Miller was a new purchase for Craig late in 2014, having previously competed very successfully up to 2* level.  After taking a few runs to get to know each other at ON level, they upgraded to Intermediate level, and made the transition seem easy.  They also tackled Aldon's CCI* to round off the 2014 season and finished just outside the top 10.  The pair consolidated on their 2* form through 2015, and rounded off their spring campaign with a super double clear and placing at Hopetoun's CCI2*.  They went on to upgraded to Advance level with no effort, and were all set to get plenty of CIC3* mileage throughout 2016.  However, Miller has sadly reinjured an old injury he sustained a few years before Craig bought him, and we don't think he will compete at the top level again.  Craig is doing all he can to rehabiliate Miller, and we hope he will be back to compete at the lower levels after some rest.

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