Aussie Briana Burgess & Sissi Post First Short List Score for Tryon World Games

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Briana Burgess and Sissi. Photo Courtesy Briana Burgess

NICE, France, Mar. 2, 2018–Briana Burgess and Sissi joined the lineup of Australian combinations with the first qualifying score for the World Equestrian Games short list with a fourth place finish in the CDI3* Grand Prix Friday.

The Germany-based Briana and the 11-year-old Hanoverian mare scored 69.261 per cent in only their second CDI Grand Prix for the pair in their campaign to make the Aussie team for WEG to be held in Tryon, North Carolina in September.

Briana, who shares ownership of the horse with Germany’s Michael Klimke, is one of 11 combinations to have attained at least one qualifying score of 69 per cent.

Brett Parbery on DP Weltmieser, Mary Hanna on Boogie Woogie and Kristy Oatley on Du Soleil have each logged two qualifying results ahead of selection events in Australia, Europe and the United States.

The combinations to have scored at least 69 per cent in the pre-selection events at CDI3* or above beginning last July 1, as compiled by dressage-news.com, are:

Brett Parbery/DP Weltmieser
CDI-W Boneo, Australia Jan. 27, 2018 – Grand Prix 70.696%
CDI-W Boneo, Australia Oct. 20, 2017 – Grand Prix 69.060%

Mary Hanna/Boogie Woogie
CDI-W Werribee, Australia Dec. 8, 2017 – Grand Prix 70.260%
CDI3* Deauville, France July 21-23 – Grand Prix 69.520%

Kristy Oatley/Du Soleil
CDI-W Neumünster, Germany Feb. 17, 2018 – Grand Prix 70.239% 
CDI-W Herning, Denmark Oct. 21, 2017 – Grand Prix 69.520%

Mary Hanna/Calanta
CDI3* Deauville, France July 21-23 – Grand Prix 72.020%

Suzanne Hearn/Remmington
CDI3* Brisbane, Australia July 12-15 – Grand Prix 70.580%

Simone Pearce/Wladimir O.A.
CDI4* Darmstadt, Germany Sept. 21-24 – Grand Prix 70.300%

Alexis Hellyer/Bluefields Floreno
CDI3* Bawley Point, Australia Feb. 23, 2018 – Grand Prix 69.761%

Judy Dierks/Diamond Star
CDI-W Boneo, Australia Oct. 20, 2017 – Grand Prix 69.300%

Briana Burgess/Sissi
CDI3* Nice, France Mar. 2, 2018 – Grand Prix 69.261%

Hayley Beresford/Rebana W
CDI3* Lamprechtshausen, Austria Sept. 3 – Grand Prix 69.160%

Shannan Goodwin/Aristede
CDI3* Brisbane, Australia July 12-15 – Grand Prix 69.160%