Canadians, Australians at the Tokyo Olympics. Photos by Lily Forado for dressage-news.com

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Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu on All Incompeting for Canada in the Tokyo Olympics Grand Prix. Brittany, 32, and the 16-year-old KWPN gelding she owns with her husband, Marc-Andre Beaulieu, scored 71.677% in the Grand Prix. The pair were on Canada’s silver medal team at the 2015 Pan American Games. © 2021 Lily Forado for dressage-news.com

 

Canada’s Lindsay Kellock on Sebastien, the 15-year-old Rhinelander gelding owned by Enterprise Farm Equestrian, LLC. in the Olympic Grand Prix. Lindsay rode on her nation’s 2019 Pan American Games gold medal team. © 2021 Lily Forado for dressage-news.com

 

Chris von Martels of Canada on Eclips. Chris was a team mate of Brittany at the 2015 Pan American Games. The three Canadian riders were all Olympic rookies. and all coached by Ashley Holzer who competed for Canada at four Olympics but now rides for the United States. © 2021 Lily Forado for dressage-news.com

 

Simone Pearce on Destano, a 14-year-old Hanoverian stallion, was the highest scoring Australian in the Olympic Grand Prix. Simone, 30 , is based in Germany and trains and competes horses for Gestüt Sprehe GmbH, which owns Destano. The pair hold all three Grand Prix Australian record scores. © 2021 Lily Forado for dressage-news.com

 

Mary Hanna, at 66 the oldest rider in any of three Olympic disciplines of dressage, eventing and jumping at these Games, on Calanta, 14-year-old KWPN mare she owns with her husband, Rob. These are Mary’s sixth Olympics beginning with Atlanta in 1996. © 2021 Lily Forado for dressage-news.com

 

Australia’s team for the Tokyo Olympics was made up of combinations based on three continents–Mary Hanna and Calanta from Down Under, Simone Pearce on Destano in Western Europe and Kelly Layne on Samhitas in the United States. Samhitas, a 12-year-old Oldenburg gelding, is owned by Kelly and Nori Maezawa. © 2021 Lily Forado for dressage-news.com