Six Aussie Combinations Attain 1st 2018 World Equestrian Games Pre-Selection Scores

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Simone Pearce and Wladimir O.A., the latest combination to attain a score of at least 69 per cent as a requirement to compete in selection events for the Australian team for the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina. © 2017 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Sept. 28, 2017

Six different combinations–including one rider with two horses–have so far attained the first CDI minimum scores required to qualify for selection events for Australia’s team at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina a year from now.

The combinations to have scored at least 69 per cent in the pre-selection events at CDI3* or above beginning July 1, as compiled by dressage-news.com, are:

Mary Hanna/Calanta
CDI3* Deauville, France July 21-23 – Grand Prix 72.020%

Suzanne Hearn/Remmington
CDI3* Brisbane, Australia July 12-15 – Grand Prix 70.580%

Simone Pearce/Wladimir O.A.
CDI4* Darmstadt, Germany Sept. 21-24 – Grand Prix 70.300%

Mary Hanna/Boogie Woogie
CDI3* Deauville, France July 21-23 – Grand Prix 69.520%

Hayley Beresford/Rebana W
CDI3* Lamprechtshausen, Austria Aug. 30-Sept. 3 – Grand Prix 69.160%

Shannan Goodwin/Aristede
CDI3* Brisbane, Australia July 12-15 – Grand Prix 69.160%

Equestrian Australia requires combinations to compete in at least three pre-selection events–one in 2018–and achieve a minimum of two so-called threshhold scores of 69 per cent by April 30 in Australia and Europe and a month earlier in North America.

 

For the actual selection events, combinations are required to compete at a minimum of three designated competitions with Grand Prix results counting. Those events as designated by the Australian federation in which prospective team combinations are required to compete for a place on the four-member team are:

AUSTRALIA
May 3-5–CDI3* Sydney
June 8-10–CDI-W Werribee June 8-10
June 14-16–(TBC) Boneo

EUROPE
May 17-20–CDI3*/CDIO5* Compiègne, France
May 30-June 3–CDI4* Roosendaal, Netherlands
June 1-3–CDI5* Wiesbaden, Germany
June 29-July 1–CDI4* Fritzens, Austria
July 13-16–CDI4* Cappeln, Germany

USA
April 20-23–CDI3* Tryon, North Carolina