Mary Hanna & Sancette’s 1st Competition in 2 Years Win Melbourne World Cup Grand Prix

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Mary Hanna and Sancette. File photo © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Mary Hanna and Sancette. File photo © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

MELBOURNE, Australia, Nov. 17, 2016–Australian Olympian Mary Hanna rode Sancette to victory in the Equitana World Cup Grand Prix Friday in the first competition for the Hanoverian gelding in more than two years.

Mary and the 15-year-old Sancette scored 68.600 per cent, just 0.020 per cent in front of the result of 68.580 per cent for Umbro, the second ride in the Grand Prix for the five-time Olympic rider. Lesley Anne Taylor on Amicelli Gold was third on 68.200 per cent.

Mary last competed Sancette at the World Games in Normandy in 2014 where the pair were the highest placed overall at 29th of the Australians.

Results:

Judges: E- Jane Ventura (AUS) | H- Sue Hobson (NZL) | C- Dr Ricky MacMillan (AUS) | M- Bo Jena (SWE) | B- Dr Dietrich Plewa (GER)

Pl. HORSE RIDER E H C M B Total
1. SANCETTE Mary Hanna 69.100% 66.700% 68.500% 68.000% 70.700% 68.600%
2. UMBRO Mary Hanna 67.200% 71.100% 69.300% 68.600% 66.700% 68.580%
3. AMICELLI GOLD Lesley Anne Taylor 68.500% 70.200% 67.700% 66.400% 68.200% 68.200%
4. AEA METALLIC Dirk Dijkstra 66.200% 67.500% 66.400% 66.300% 64.200% 66.120%
5. UTOPIAN CARDINAL Heath Ryan 64.000% 66.100% 66.600% 66.000% 62.700% 65.080%
6. JARRAH R Rozzie Ryan 64.200% 65.100% 67.100% 66.300% 61.700% 64.880%
7. SHEER ETIQUETTE Susan Paix 64.000% 65.900% 66.100% 63.200% 61.400% 64.120%
8. URESTAN Pauline Carnovale 63.900% 63.500% 64.100% 64.400% 62.400% 63.660%
9. DJANGO OF CACHAREL Jeremy Janjic 62.700% 64.200% 60.300% 63.700% 59.100% 62.000%
10. MINDARAH PARK RAMADEN Mary Warren 64.100% 62.700% 60.500% 59.900% 60.000% 61.440%
11. GB WINCHESTER Gary Lung 61.900% 61.900% 59.300% 58.900% 61.400% 60.680%

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