Australia’s Mary Hanna Places 1st & 2nd on Calanta & Syriana in Bawley Point CDI4* Grand Prix

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Mary Hanna and Calanta.

BAWLEY POINT, Australia, Feb. 22, 2020–Mary Hanna, a five-time Olympian for Australia, rode Calanta to victory and Syriana to runner-up in the Willinga Park Dressage by the Sea CDI4* Saturday.

The score of 70.696% for Calanta, 13-year-old KWPN mare, was a personal best while the result of 70.065% for Syriana, a 14-year-old Westfalen mare, was the only other mark above 70% in the highest rated competition Down Under.

Mary, at 65 years of age with both the first and second highest ranked Australian combinations on the world rankings on Syriana and Calanta, is now back in Australia fulltime after commuting between Australia and Europe for several years.

Melissa Galloway of New Zealand on the Windermere J’Obei W placed third on 69.174%. The 27-year-old rider and her New Zealand-bred nine-year-old have never competed internationally outside their homeland.

No Australian combination other than Mary Hanna and her two mounts met the requirement of 69% as a qualifying score for consideration for the team for the Tokyo Olympics. However, many top combinations were not in the lineup following unprecedented brush fires that devastated huge swathes of the east coast of Australia.

Results:

CDI4* Grand Prix

                             
            Judges:     Mary Seefried Magnus Ringmark Gotthilf Riexinger Eduard De Wolff Van Westerrode Maria Schwennesen    
Place   Score %   Nation Athlete Horse     E H C M B   Spectators
1.   70.696   AUS Mary Hanna Calanta     72.174 69.565 70.652 71.957 69.130   69.834 (1)
2.   70.065   AUS Mary Hanna Syriana     70.761 72.283 68.587 69.457 69.239   68.776 (3)
3.   69.174   NZL Melissa Galloway Windermere J’Obei W     69.130 70.652 68.043 68.370 69.674   69.237 (2)
4.   68.478   NZL John Thompson JHT Chemistry     72.391 69.022 65.761 66.304 68.913   67.446 (5)
5.   66.370   AUS Alycia Targa CP Dresden     66.957 68.478 66.087 65.109 65.217   65.867 (9)
6.   66.065   AUS Rozzie Ryan Adonie     65.109 64.348 68.478 65.978 66.413   67.534 (4)
7.   65.978   AUS Fiona Selby Tacita     67.609 66.848 64.565 65.652 65.217   66.179 (7)
7.   65.978   AUS Rozzie Ryan Jarrah R     66.087 65.761 65.109 67.065 65.870   65.750 (10)
9.   65.848   AUS Sheridyn Ashwood Ferrero Chocolate Box     67.283 67.609 64.674 65.109 64.565   66.171 (8)
10.   64.413   NZL Victoria Wall Letty Lei Edh     64.457 63.261 62.826 65.870 65.652   63.778 (12)
11.   63.739   AUS Sally Rizzuto Diamond Star     66.087 62.500 62.283 62.717 65.109   64.431 (11)
12.   63.413   AUS Melinda Hart Richmond H     61.739 61.196 62.935 64.565 66.630   67.065 (6)
13.   62.587   NZL Wendi Williamson Don Amour MH     63.913 65.217 59.130 62.174 62.500   63.527 (13)
14.   62.130   NED Marvin Smink Haya     63.913 60.652 61.304 61.087 63.696   61.678 (15)
15.   60.913   AUS Katharine Farrell Luxor 118     60.000 61.304 58.804 61.739 62.717   63.478 (14)
16.   58.717   AUS Paula Price True Sensation     59.348 59.022 55.217 59.130 60.870   58.476 (16)