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.
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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