Saturday, Jun. 8, 2024

Australia And New Zealand Qualify Dressage Teams For London

The dressage team qualifications for the London 2012 Olympic Games are officially over. Australia and New Zealand both qualified on Nov. 2 as a result of their first- and second-placed finishes in the two-part regional qualifiers in Sydney and Ermelo, the Netherlands.

Only three teams competed at the qualifiers: Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The Australian team won with a team average of 69.25 percent from riders Rachael Sanna on Jaybee Alabaster, Chantal Wigan on Ferero, Lyndal Oatley on Potifar and Mary Hanna on Sancette.

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The dressage team qualifications for the London 2012 Olympic Games are officially over. Australia and New Zealand both qualified on Nov. 2 as a result of their first- and second-placed finishes in the two-part regional qualifiers in Sydney and Ermelo, the Netherlands.

Only three teams competed at the qualifiers: Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The Australian team won with a team average of 69.25 percent from riders Rachael Sanna on Jaybee Alabaster, Chantal Wigan on Ferero, Lyndal Oatley on Potifar and Mary Hanna on Sancette.

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The team from New Zealand, which consisted of Louisa Hill on Bates Antonello, Vanessa Way on KH Arvan, Nicky Pope on Fabarchie and Shiwon Green on Gosh, finished second with a team average of 64.92 percent.

Two additional countries qualified for the dressage competition through the Pan American Games: Canada as the silver medalists and Colombia as the bronze medal winners. That brings the total teams qualified for the 2012 Olympic Games to 11: Great Britain, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Colombia. But more teams may end up competing at the Olympics if three riders from the same country qualify as individuals through the FEI Olympic Athletes Rankings.

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