Mary Hanna & Syriana Win Bawley Point CDI4* Grand Prix Special

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BAWLEY POINT, Australia, Feb. 23, 2020–Mary Hanna and Syriana won the Willinga Park Dressage by the Sea CDI4* Grand Prix Special Sunday while the New Zealand combination of Melissa Galloway and Windermere J’Obei W placed second in their debut Big Tour event.

Mary and Syriana, 14-year-old Westfalen mare, scored 70.213% for the win, the third in four starts this year as the rider seeks to go to Tokyo in July that would be her sixth Olympics for Australia.

Mary, 65 years old, is now based in Australia after splitting her time in Europe for several years.

Melissa Galloway on the New Zealand-bred Windermere J’Obei W was second on 69.660% a day after placing third in the Grand Prix behind Mary on Calanta and Syriana taking the top two spots.

Melissa, 27 years old rider, and her nine-year-old horse have never competed internationally outside their homeland before this event.

Results:

CDI4* Grand Prix Special

            Judges:     Susan Hobson Ricky MacMillan Anne Gribbons Magnus Ringmark Gotthilf Riexinger    
Place   Score %   Nation Athlete Horse     E H C M B   Spectators
1.   70.213   AUS Mary Hanna Syriana     70.979 69.277 69.383 71.298 70.128   70.906 (1)
2.   69.660   NZL Melissa Galloway Windermere J’Obei W     70.213 70.851 68.830 69.255 69.149   68.608 (2)
3.   67.532   AUS Alycia Targa CP Dresden     65.000 67.021 67.553 70.532 67.553   66.942 (4)
4.   65.702   AUS Sheridyn Ashwood Ferrero Chocolate Box     65.319 67.234 65.745 64.574 65.638   64.347 (6)
5.   64.809   AUS Rozzie Ryan Adonie     64.468 65.638 65.213 64.043 64.681   67.354 (3)
6.   64.255   AUS Melinda Hart Richmond H     64.468 64.681 64.787 63.617 63.723   63.949 (7)
7.   63.255   AUS Katharine Farrell Luxor 118     62.234 63.191 65.532 63.085 62.234   64.947 (5)
8.   62.915   NZL Wendi Williamson Don Amour MH     63.511 65.000 60.745 62.553 62.766   62.506 (8)
SCR       NZL John Thompson JHT Chemistry