Equestrian Australia Announces Olympic Shadow Teams

Mon, 01/16/2012 - 12:10
Australian Dressage News

Equestrian Australia (EA) has today announced the 2012 National Squads. The “Elite” and “A” listed combinations for each discipline; Dressage, Eventing, Jumping and Para-Equestrian will form the Shadow Teams for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Brett Mace, Equestrian Australia’s High Performance Manager, explains the composition of the Shadow Teams.  “The “Elite” listed combinations are presently the front-runners for the Olympic and Paralympic teams.  However, I am sure our “A” Squad members will make the most of every opportunity to claim a place on the team through exceptional performances in the lead up to London.

“Through the National Performance Directors and Selection panels, we will continue to monitor our combinations at major events prior to nominations being due to the Australian Paralympic Committee and the Australian Olympic Committee in May and June,” he said.

EA will nominate the teams to the Australian Olympic Committee on or before the following dates; Dressage and Jumping (6 June 2012) and Eventing (18 June 2012). EA will nominate the Para-Equestrian team to Australian Paralympic Committee on 24 May 2012.

“With a mixture of experienced Olympians and Paralympians on these Shadow Teams, along with some very high quality riders looking to make their first Olympic/Paralympic team, I am confident we can justify our high expectations for medal performances in London,” added Mr. Mace.

Combinations will not be listed on the EA National Squads unless they have returned their signed ‘Consent to Nomination Form’ to the EA office. The inclusion of some combinations is still pending this paperwork and they will be added in due course.

Combinations not currently listed may be added to the Shadow Teams in the coming months should performances warrant their inclusion.

EA National Young Rider Squads will be announced at the end of January.

Photo © Astrid Appels

2012 Dressage National Elite Squad
Rider    Horse    Owner

  • Chantal Wigan    Ferero    Chantal Wigan and Gary Fairman
  • Heath Ryan    Regardez Moi    Heath and Rozzie Ryan
  • Lyndal Oatley    Potifar    Andrew and Carol Oatley
  • Mary Hanna    Sancette    Mary and Rob Hanna
  • Mary Hanna    Umbro    Mary and Rob Hanna
  • Rachael Sanna    Jaybee Alabaster    Beverley and John Edwards

2012 Dressage National A Squad
Rider    Horse    Owner

  • Alexandra Berns    Kings Legend    Alexandra Berns
  • Brett Parbery    Lord of Loxley    Clyde Wunderwald
  • Brett Parbery    Good As Gold    Carolyn Lieutenant
  • Brett Parbery    DP Weltmeiser    Susan Duddy 
  • Hayley Beresford    Belissimo NRW    Zucht-u Sportpferde Schmidt GmbH
  • Kelly Layne    Raja    Kelly Layne
  • Maree Tomkinson    Diamantina    Maree Tomkinson
  • Matthew Dowsley     PSI De Caprio    Andrea Beatty
  • Rozzie Ryan     GV Bullwinkle    Olivia Bunn

2012 National Dressage Futures Squad
Rider    Horse    State

  • Cassia Montgomery     Rebel M     NSW
  • Cassia Montgomery     Fioretta     NSW
  • Daniella Dierks     Aber Hallo 29     NSW
  • Denise Rogan     Virtuel 1     NSW
  • Nadia Coghlan     Fiderdanz     NSW
  • Robbie Soster     Danora     NSW
  • Danielle Shearer     Riverview Cinderella     QLD
  • Hayley Gilbert     Dicavalli Dior     QLD
  • Jayden Brown     San Andreas     QLD
  • Nicole Tough     Flavio     QLD
  • Melissa Van Den Berg     Dornkaart     QLD
  • Tor Van Den Berg     World Royal     QLD
  • Tor Van Den Berg     Lady Sinatra     QLD
  • Angela Donaldson     Danson Destiny     SA
  • Heather Currie     Emporio Van De Zwarte Molen     SA
  • Ria Grivell     Acacia Ridge Galileo     SA
  • Lydia Jackson     Flashazz     TAS
  • Lydia Jackson     Splendido     TAS
  • Ruth Walker     Walden Park Columbus     TAS
  • Georgina Cattermole     Bellaire Cannavaro     VIC
  • Holly Stansfield-Smith     Diva Royale     VIC
  • Jenny Bray     CJP Diamon Dazzler     VIC
  • Lilah Nieuwland     Wajama     VIC
  • Sidney Hoffman     Freedom C     VIC
  • Tegan Huitson     Heatherton Park Fame     VIC
  • Colin Chantler     Bonita     WA
  • Deon Stokes     Royal Oak II     WA
  • Sally Rose Mayall     Hollingrove Sunburst     WA

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