Olympic Dressage Draw is Published

Good News!  Sandro Boy (Lyndal Oatley), Clive (Kristy Oatley) and Sancette (Mary Hanna) all passed their final inspections.  Of the Aussie team Kristy is first to go on Day 1 (Thursday) and then Lyndal.  Mary is drawn on Day 2 (Friday).

Here is the Grand Prix Draw:

Should be a very exciting competition with the medal placings going to be very close indeed I think.  Watch Mary, Lyndal and Kristy give it their all – this is a great team and will do us proud.  Not forgetting Rozzie who will be right there too and very much part of the team!

Which teams are going to win gold,silver and bronze do you think? And where do you think our team is going to place?  Let me know!

If you need a reminder of how the olympic dressage competition works I have explained it if you click here.

Can’t wait!

Go Girls!

Go Aussie Go!


Announcement by Equestrian Australia – Olympic Dressage Combinations

Hi Everyone!

This announcement was made by Equestrian Australia today.  Nothing final as yet it seems.  Congratulations to all three nominees.


On Thursday 7 June, Equestrian Australia’s national Dressage selectors identified the three horse and rider combinations to be nominated to the Australian Olympic Committee for selection to the 2012 Australian Olympic Team.

The horse and rider combinations are:

Lyndal Oatley and Sandro Boy

Kristy Oatley and Clive

Mary Hanna and Sancette

Equestrian Australia’s nomination policy gives athletes 48 hours to lodge an appeal against the nominated team.  Equestrian Australia can confirm that during that period, a rider has lodged an appeal which will be heard by an independent tribunal in due course.

During this time Equestrian Australia and the Australian Olympic Committee are unable to make further comment.

The Australian Olympic Committee will announce the Dressage team’s final selection.”

No date was given for the announcement by the Australian Olympic Committee.

Click here for the original announcement.

Have your say…….what are your thoughts?

Ride well!