Sue Hearn gets her long-awaited Olympic chance after teammate Kelly Layne was forced to withdraw with an unfit horse. Hearn was first reserve and added to the Team on two weeks before the Rio Opening Ceremony. She was also the reserve rider for the dressage team for the Sydney 2000 Olympics but did not get the chance to compete.
Hearn makes her Olympic debut in Rio aged 60, the oldest member on debut of the 2016 Team. Only sailor Harold Brooke in 1960 was older on debut aged 61.
She will ride her 14-year-old warmblood gelding Remmington who she has had great success for several years. They won the Brisbane Grand Prix CDI in 2014 and 2015 and the combination have continued to produce improved performances in Australia and Europe during the qualification period.
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Equestrian - Dressage
Individual Open, Team Open
Blacktown, NSW, Australia
- Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut. (reserve for Sydney 2000)
- 29th – 2016 Aachen CDIO5* Nations Cup D3 (Aachen, Germany)
- 10th – 2016 Rotterdam CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle to Music (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
- 28th – 2016 Rotterdam CDI3* Grand Prix (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
- 4th – 2016 Odense CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle (Odense, Denmark)
- 5th – 2016 Odense CDI3* Grand Prix (Odense, Denmark)
- Back to back Grand Prix victories in the Brisbane CDI with Remmington (2014 and 2015)
- Winning the 2016 Sydney CDI3* Grand
- In 2014 second in the Equestrian Grand Final behind Olympian Heath Ryan.
Dressage: Miguel Tavora 25 years
Bowral Dressage Club
Primary Training Base
- Personal Motto
- Never never give up
- Star Sign