Alexis Hellyer/Bluefields Floreno & Judy Dierks/Diamond Star Earn Aussie Team World Games Qualifying Scores in Last Chance Boneo World Cup Grand Prix
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BONEO, Australia, June 16, 2018–Alexis Hellyer on Bluefields Floreno and Judy Dierks on Diamond Star earned scores in the World Cup Grand Prix Saturday that could qualify the two pairs for the Australian team for the World Equestrian Games in the last chance for locally based riders.
Alexis Hellyer and the Australian-bred 13-year-old stallion scored 70.478 per cent to win the Grand Prix while Judy and the 12-year-old Bavarian gelding scored 69.348 per cent for third place to give both pairs the two scores above 69 per cent to qualify for selection in the last CDI in Australia ahead of the world championships in Tryon, North Carolina in three months.
Brett Parbery on DP Weltmieser who had already qualified placed second Saturday on a score of 70. 435 per cent.
Alexis on Floreno and Judy on Diamond Star join Brett on Weltmieser, Shannon Goodwin on Aristede and Mary Hanna on Boogie Woogie as Australian-based riders with qualifying scores to be considered for the world championships held once every four years.
The scores obtained Saturday met team selection criteria after procedures were eased when not enough combinations met the original minimum requirements.
Kristy Oatley, based in Germany, on her Olympic mount Du Soleil already has the highest scores to qualify for the Australian team. Briana Burgess on Sissi and Hayley Beresford on Rebana W, both also based in Germany, each have one qualifying score with two more competitions in Europe over the next month to add a second result.
Kristy Oatley/Du Soleil
CDI4* Wiesbaden, Germany May 20, 2018 – Grand Prix 69.000%
CDI4* Hamburg, Germany May 10, 2018 = Grand Prix 72.543%
CDI3* Zakrzów, Poland April 13, 2018 – Grand Prix 72.065%
CDI3* Herning, Denmark Mar. 9, 2018 – Grand Prix 69.261%
CDI-W Neumünster, Germany Feb. 17, 2018 – Grand Prix 70.239%
CDI-W Herning, Denmark Oct. 21, 2017 – Grand Prix 69.520%
Brett Parbery/DP Weltmieser
CDI-W Boneo, Australia CDI-W June 16, 2018 – Grand Prix 70.435%
CDI-W Boneo, Australia Jan. 27, 2018 – Grand Prix 70.696%
CDI-W Boneo, Australia Oct. 20, 2017 – Grand Prix 69.060%
CDI-W Werribee, Australia Mar. 22, 2018 – Grand Prix 70.500%
CDI3* Brisbane, Australia July 12-15, 2017 – Grand Prix 69.160%
Mary Hanna/Boogie Woogie
CDI3* Aachen, Germany April 17, 2018 – Grand Prix 70.348%
CDI-W Werribee, Australia Dec. 8, 2017 – Grand Prix 70.260%
CDI3* Deauville, France July 21-23, 2017 – Grand Prix 69.520%
Alexis Hellyer/Bluefields Floreno
CDI-W Boneo, Australia June 16, 2018 – Grand Prix 70.478%
CDI3* Bawley Point, Australia Feb. 23, 2018 – Grand Prix 69.761%
Judy Dierks/Diamond Star
CDI-W Boneo, Australia June 16, 2018 – Grand Prix 69.348%
CDI-W Boneo, Australia Oct. 20, 2017 – Grand Prix 69.300%
CDI3* Deauville, France July 21-23, 2017 – Grand Prix 72.020%
CDI3* Brisbane, Australia July 12-15, 2017 – Grand Prix 70.580%
Simone Pearce/Wladimir O.A.
CDI4* Darmstadt, Germany Sept. 21-24, 2017 – Grand Prix 70.300%
CDI3* Nice, France Mar. 2, 2018 – Grand Prix 69.261%
Hayley Beresford/Rebana W
CDI3* Lamprechtshausen, Austria Sept. 3, 2017 – Grand Prix 69.160%
Remaining qualifying competitions:
June 29-July 1 – CDI4* Fritzens, Austria
July 12-15 – CDI3*, CDIO5* Falsterbo, Sweden
CDI-W Grand Prix