Chris Stafford interviews Mary Hanna after her Olympic ride

Equestrian Life have published this interview on their site.

Click here to hear a great interview by Chris Stafford with Mary Hanna, talking about her Olympics Grand Prix test with Sancette.

Ride Well!


Thanks to Equestrian Life.

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!


The Aussie Dressage Team comes together at Frensham Manor

Mary Hanna has posted an interesting article on her blog with an update on Sancette and their preparations for the London Olympics.  Sancette travelled well and ariived safely but it took a few days for him to settle into his new stables at Frensham Manor, where the team will be training until they move into the Olympic Village.

Lyndal, Kristy and Rozzie arrive any day. Knowing them there will be some team bonding! Their first trip to the Olympic Village will be uniform day.

Click here to visit Mary’s blog and get the full story.

The training facilities at Frensham Manor are fantastic and the main house is beautiful.

Here are a few shots:

If you want to read more about it Click here

Go Aussie! Go!  So exciting for you.  We are all with you 🙂

Ride Well!




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!