Australia’s 2016 Olympic Team to be Selected at 2 European Events

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SYDNEY, Sept. 22, 2015–Australia will select its 2016 Olympic Games team of four horse and rider combinations at two European events next year, Equestrian Australia announced Tuesday in detailing the selection program.

The criteria calls for identifying eight combinations that have achieved an overall average minimum of 64 per cent at Grand Prix in at least two competitions at CDI3* level or above from Sept. 22, 2015 through April 10, 2016. A minimum of 67 per cent is required from one event in 2015 or 2016.

The two European events at which the team will be selected for the Games in Rio de Janeiro will be announced by April 10, 2016.

Decisions on the four combinations to be nominated to the team will be made by July 1, 2016.