Calanta

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

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

Lone Jorgenson Pulls Out of Australian Olympic Team Contention Citing Lack of Competition for Corinna Due to Corona

2 months ago StraightArrow Comments Off on Lone Jorgenson Pulls Out of Australian Olympic Team Contention Citing Lack of Competition for Corinna Due to Corona
Lone Jorgenson announced Wednesday she is withdrawing Corinna from contention for Australia's Olympic team, citing a lack of competition Down Under due to coronavirus to prepare for the Tokyo Games in just over five weeks. Read More

Australia’s Lineup of Team Prospects for Tokyo Deeper, Stronger than Any Previous Olympics

3 months ago StraightArrow Comments Off on Australia’s Lineup of Team Prospects for Tokyo Deeper, Stronger than Any Previous Olympics
Australia is heading to the Olympics less than 11 weeks away with eight rider and horse combinations already fulfilling requirements for selection, a lineup that is deeper and stronger than any of the previous Games in which the nation has competed a team beginning with Sydney in 2000. Read More

Australian Olympic Dressage Selection Criteria Announced Amidst Continuing Caronavirus Pandemic

4 months ago StraightArrow Comments Off on Australian Olympic Dressage Selection Criteria Announced Amidst Continuing Caronavirus Pandemic
Australia's Olympic dressage team qualifying criteria was announced Wednesday with a score of 69% or better at Grand Prix from at  least two international level competitions required going back to Jan. 1, 2019. There have been no qualifying CDIs in Australia for well over a year because of coronavirus restrictions. Read More

Australia’s Mary Hanna Posts Her Highest Ever Grand Prix Score in Riding Calanta to Victory at Bawley Point CDI4*

1 year ago StraightArrow Comments Off on Australia’s Mary Hanna Posts Her Highest Ever Grand Prix Score in Riding Calanta to Victory at Bawley Point CDI4*
Australia's five-time Olympian Mary Hanna rode Calanta to victory at the Willinga Park Dressage by the Sea CDI4* Grand Prix Wednesday on the highest Grand Prix score ever for the rider and two days after posting a lifetime high in winning the Freestyle at the previous week's Big Tour event. Read More