Australia’s Lyndal Oatley Rides Elvive in First Competition in Almost 3 Years, Placing 3rd at Dorsten, German National Show
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DORSTEN, Germany, Sept. 12, 2020–Australia’s Lyndal Oatley competed Elvive for the first time in almost three years, placing third in the German national S*** the equivalent of developing Grand Prix at Gut Hohenkamp.
Lyndal and the 11-year-old KWPN mare were awarded 69.561% by the three-judge ground jury.
Sweden’s Patrik Kittel, her husband, was the winner on Amplemento on a score of 73.860% with Germany’s Carde Meyer on Surabaya M second on 70.175%.
Lyndal competed Sandro Boy at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics and the 2014 World Equestrian Games, and Potifar at the 2010 WEG.
Elvive (Tuschinski x Blue Hors Don Schufro) was acquired by Lyndal’s parents for her to compete in 2017, which she did at Small Tour. However, she took a break from riding when she became pregnant in 2018. Meantime, Elvive was competed by Patrik before the horse was injured.
“It’s a big deal for me to get her out,” Lyndal said. “She was amazing in between, just hot which I much prefer for Grand Prix because that’s where her talent lies. So I’m super happy.”