What can I say:
Mannheim did not go well for me as you will know from my Grand Prix score.
There are many factors that contributed to a result that was not so good for me and some, I am trying to still figure out. However, at the end of it all, it did not happen for me at Mannheim.
The storm was amazing just as the Grand Prix was about to start. It was an outdoor arena so everyone went back to the stables to shelter but were all soaked and freezing cold, including the horses. Five minutes later they restarted and we were all back out again. Outdoor arenas and weather go together! That’s just how it is!
But the good news for Australia is that three of our riders got into the Grand Prix Special with great results. Amazing effort from Lyndal Oatley, Hayley Beresford and Kristy Oatley. It has been a good competition for Australia and it looks to be an awesome team lining up for the London Olympics that will represent Australia. We now all aim for Compiegne in France for the 2nd qualifier.
Go Aussie’s Go!