Australian Dressage selectors have named the Australian team that will compete in Dressage at the 2010 World Equestrian Games to be held in Kentucky 25 September to 10 October.
The selected athletes are as follows:
- Hayley Beresford and Relampago do Retiro
- Lyndal Oatley and Potifar
- Brett Parbery and Victory Salute
- Rachael Sanna and Jaybee Alabaster.
About the athletes:
Hayley Beresford Age: 32 Lives: Switzerland (born in Kellerberrin, Western Australia)
Having moved to Germany to train with Dressage superstar Isabell Werth, Hayley formed a strong partnership with a Brazilian bred horse Relampago do Retiro. The pair was selected to represent Australia at the 2008 Olympic Games. Hayley is married to Kian Bullock.
Lyndal Oatley Age: 30 Lives: Nottuln, Germany
Lyndal is a newcomer to the team, following in the tradition of her cousin Kristy Oatley who has so successfully represented Australia in the past. Potifar is Lyndal’s first Grand Prix horse, and together have grown as a pair to now reach the Australian team after achieving strong results in Aachen, Hagen, and Cappeln.
Brett Parbery Age: 38 Lives: Penrose, NSW
Brett is married to Melinda and together they have a son 4 month old son Jake. Brett and Victory Salute’s major achievements include being the Australian record holders for highest Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle score, 2010 Australian Dressage Champions, 10th World Cup Final 2010, 10th 2010 Aachen Grand Prix and Kur. 2nd at the 2010 Hickstead World Dressage Masters CDI 5* Grand Prix Special.
Rachael Sanna Age: 38 Lives: Glossodia, NSW
Rachael is the most experienced international rider on the team. Rachael has represented Australia at the 1999 World Cup Final, 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, 2002 World Equestrian Games, Jerez, Spain and 2006 World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany.
Equestrian Australia congratulates the athletes and looks forward to sending a strong team to the World Games.
Photo © Kian Bullock
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