Australia’s Lyndal Oatley Rides Elvive in First Competition in Almost 3 Years, Placing 3rd at Dorsten, German National Show

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Lyndal Oatley and Elvive. Photo Courtesy Lyndal Oatley

DORSTEN, Germany, Sept. 12, 2020–Australia’s Lyndal Oatley competed Elvive for the first time in almost three years, placing third in the German national S*** the equivalent of developing Grand Prix at Gut Hohenkamp.

Lyndal and the 11-year-old KWPN mare were awarded 69.561% by the three-judge ground jury.

Sweden’s Patrik Kittel, her husband, was the winner on Amplemento on a score of 73.860% with Germany’s Carde Meyer on Surabaya M second on 70.175%.

Lyndal competed Sandro Boy at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics and the 2014 World Equestrian Games, and Potifar at the 2010 WEG.

Elvive (Tuschinski x Blue Hors Don Schufro) was acquired by Lyndal’s parents for her to compete in 2017, which she did at Small Tour. However, she took a break from riding when she became pregnant in 2018. Meantime, Elvive was competed by Patrik before the horse was injured.

“It’s a big deal for me to get her out,” Lyndal said. “She was amazing in between, just hot which I much prefer for Grand Prix because that’s where her talent lies. So I’m super happy.”