Kristy Oatley on Du Soleil & Lyndal Oatley on Sandro Boy at Neumünster World Cup Post Highest Scores for Aussies This Olympic Year

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Feb. 20, 2016

NEUMÜNSTER, Germany, Feb. 20, 2016–Kristy Oatley on Du Soleil and Lyndal Oatley on Sandro Boy posted the highest Grand Prix scores of Australian international competitors so far this Olympic year when the cousins based in Germany competed at the World Cup event Saturday.

Kristy and the 12-year-old Hanoverian gelding scored 71.680 per cent for 10th place in only their third Grand Prix since starting Big Tour last October.

Lyndal and her Sandro Boy, a 15-year-old Oldenburg gelding that she competed for the Australian team at the 2012 Olympics and the 2014 World Games scored 70.680 per cent and 12th place,

Australian riders along with competitors in Europe and the United States are seeking to qualify as individuals or to be selected for their nation’s teams at the summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Selection for Australia, which has qualified a team of up to four combinations, will occur in two events in Europe at shows still to be decided. Combinations on a so-called “shadow” list will be invited to compete in the selection trials.

Kristy, who competed for Australia at the Sydney, Beijing and London Olympics, said she hopes to qualify for the selection trials Du Soliel, Ronan that she rode on her nation’s team at the 2014 World Games, and Swagman.