Six-Time Oympian Mary Hanna & Syriana Win Boneo CDI3* Grand Prix on Tied Score With Jayden Brown & Senator Nymphenburg Making Big Tour Debut

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Mary Hanna and Syriana competing in 2022 Boneo CDI3* Grand Prix.

BONEO, Australia, Jan. 21, 2022–Six-time Olympian Mary Hanna on Syriana eked out a win Friday on identical scores over Jayden Brown and Senator Nymphgenburg making their Big Tour debut in the first-of-its kind CDI3* Grand Prix with all five judges Australians.

In the first international dressage event Down Under in two years, Mary and Syriana, a 16-year-old Westfalen mare, were awarded 71.022% in the first international competition for the pair since 2020.

Jayden and .Senator Nymphenburg, a 12-year-old Westfalen gelding received the same score in the first international competition for the partnership.

The panel of five judges–instead of two–from same nation was approved by the International Equestrian Federation because Australia’s coronavirus restrictions has prevented the presence of international judges. The goal was to give Australians the opportunity to seek the minimum required scores for the world championships in Herning, Denmark in August.

Three of the judges placed Mary, 67 years old, and Syriana first while two judges awarded the top spot to Jayden, 33, and Senator. Mary and Syriana had errors in the one-tempi changes,  Jayden and Senator had mistakes in the two-tempis.

Jayden Brown and Senator Nymphenburg.

John Thompson, of New Zealand but based in Australia, rode Chemistry to a score of 69.957% for third place.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix

Judges: Jane Ventura Maria Schwennesen Ricky MacMillan Virginia Creed Susan Hoevenaars
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B
1. 71.022 AUS Mary Hanna Syriana 70.543 71.196 73.261 71.413 68.696
2. 71.022 AUS Jayden Brown Senator Nymphenburg 68.913 69.891 71.087 73.804 71.413
3. 69.957 NZL John Thompson Chemistry 70.109 68.261 72.609 69.783 69.022
4. 69.348 AUS Pauline Carnovale Captain Cooks 68.261 69.022 70 69.348 70.109
5. 69.196 AUS Lindsey Ware Aristede 68.043 70.978 69.674 68.37 68.913
6. 66.717 AUS Kerry Mack Mayfield Limelight 65.543 67.391 66.63 68.37 65.652
7. 63.761 AUS Rebecca Woff Jazzari 63.587 64.13 64.457 62.283 64.348
SCR AUS Dirk Dijkstra Royalito