Australia

Olympic Dressage Lineup–61.6% Female Riders, 4 All-Female Teams, 1 All-Male

3 weeks ago StraightArrow Comments Off on Olympic Dressage Lineup–61.6% Female Riders, 4 All-Female Teams, 1 All-Male
The Olympic dressage lineup of females in the majority of the 60 riders and horses--15 teams each with three combinations and 15 individuals--continues the trend begun at the 1972 Games. Four nations--Australia, Denmark, Germany and Russia--have all female teams while host nation Japan will have the sole all-male team. Read More

Americans in Aachen for Quarantine Before Heading to Tokyo for Olympics in Airlift This Week

3 weeks ago StraightArrow Comments Off on Americans in Aachen for Quarantine Before Heading to Tokyo for Olympics in Airlift This Week
About 70 dressage horses and riders from 30 nations are quarantined at the world famous show grounds in Aachen, Germany ready to head to Tokyo Thursday for the Olympics delayed for a year by the global coronavirus pandemic and in the wake of last winter's deadly equine herpes virus in Europe. Read More

Olympic Dressage Teams, Individuals–Lineup as of July 8

4 weeks ago StraightArrow Comments Off on Olympic Dressage Teams, Individuals–Lineup as of July 8
The 15 teams to compete at the Olympic Games in Tokyo beginning with two days of Grand Prix Saturday July 24 and Sunday July 25. Each team will have three riders and horses, with no drop score Read More

Australian Olympic Team of Simone Pearce/Destano, Mary Hanna/Calanta, Kelly Layne/Samhitas

1 month ago StraightArrow Comments Off on Australian Olympic Team of Simone Pearce/Destano, Mary Hanna/Calanta, Kelly Layne/Samhitas
Simone Pearce on Destano, Mary Hanna on Calanta and Kelly Layne on Samhitas were named Friday to Australia's Olympic team. Based on three continents--Australia, Europe and North America--they were the only combinations qualified for the Tokyo Games a month away after other riders withdrew mostly due to the impact of coronavirus on preparations. Read More

Kristy Oatley Withdraws from Selection for Australian Olympic Team, Leaving Simone Pearce, Mary Hanna, Kelly Layne Available for Tokyo

1 month ago StraightArrow Comments Off on Kristy Oatley Withdraws from Selection for Australian Olympic Team, Leaving Simone Pearce, Mary Hanna, Kelly Layne Available for Tokyo
Kristy Oatley on Wednesday withdrew from selection for Australia's Olympic team leaving only Simone Pearce, Mary Hanna and Kelly Layne available for the squad for the Tokyo Games in a month. Read More