Australian Olympic Team Named–2 Based in Europe, 1 in USA

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Kristy Oatley and Du Soleil. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Kristy Oatley and Du Soleil. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

SYDNEY, July 1, 2016–The Australian team for the Olympic Games was confirmed Friday with the European-based cousins Kristy and Lyndal Oatley, Kelly Layne who lives in Florida and Mary Hanna as the oldest competing Olympian from Down Under.

The team, based on results of two selection events in Europe, is:

–Kristy Oatley, 37 years old, of Hamburg, Germany and Du Soleil, a 12-year-old Hanoverian gelding;

–Mary Hanna, 61 years old, of Bellarine, Australia and Boogie Woogie, a 10-year-old KWPN gelding;

Mary Hanna on Boogie Woogie. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Mary Hanna on Boogie Woogie. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

–Lyndal Oatley, 35 years old, of Nottuln, Germany and Sandro Boy, 15-year-old Oldenburg gelding, and

Kelly Layne, 41 years old of Wellington, Florida and Udon P, 15-year-old KWPN gelding.

Lyndal Oatley on Sandro Boy. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Lyndal Oatley on Sandro Boy. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

At Rio, Mary Hanna will compete in her fifth Olympics, Kristy her fourth and Lyndal her second. It will be Kelly Layne’s first Games.

Kelly Layne on Udon P. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Kelly Layne on Udon P. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com