Equestrian Australia announced its team for this year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on July 1.
Dressage rider Mary Hanna will become Australia’s oldest competing Olympian and just the third Australian woman to compete at five Games when she competes.
Cousins Lyndal Oatley and Kristy Oatley along with Olympic debutant Kelly Layne have also earned selection to compete in the team and Individual dressage competition.
Hanna will be 61 years and 253 days when she competes on Aug. 10 to surpass Bill Roycroft at Montreal in 1976.
“Every time I have done the Olympics I’ve thought, this is probably the last time I will do it, but after the last time I thought, I am going to keep going with this because I feel fit and healthy and why shouldn’t I? So, here I am,” Hanna said.
The full team is:
Mary Hanna on Boogie Woogie 6
Kelly Layne on Udon P
Kristy Oatley on Du Soleil
Lyndal Oatley on Sandro Boy 9