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Equestrian - Dressage

Equestrian - Dressage

Schedule & Results: Catch Up

(Local) / 10:00 AM 15 Aug (Rio)
Dressage Individual Grand Prix Freestyle

Charlotte Dujardin (GBR)
Isabell Werth (GER)
Kristina Broring-Sprehe (GER)

(Local) / 10:00 AM 12 Aug (Rio)
Dressage Team Grand Prix Special

Germany (GER)
Great Britain (GBR)
United States of America (USA)

(Local) / 10:00 AM 11 Aug (Rio)
Dressage Individual Grand Prix Day 2

70.186 (36th)

69.643 (39th)

68.900 (42nd)

65.343 (54th)

(Local) / 10:00 AM 11 Aug (Rio)
Dressage Team Grand Prix Day 2

(Local) / 10:00 AM 10 Aug (Rio)
Dressage Individual Grand Prix Day 1

70.186 (36th)

69.643 (39th)

68.900 (42nd)

65.343 (54th)

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Trotting to success in Rio

Australia's best horse and athlete duos will be looking for perfection as they trot, walk and canter towards the Olympic podium. The Olympic Equestrian Centre will provide the setting as Australia goes in search of its first medal in the discipline. 

Athletes to watch:  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 at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Hanna will be 61 years and 253 days (8 months, 9 days) when she competes on August 10 to surpass Bill Roycroft at Montreal in 1976 (61y 128d).

Cousins Lyndal Oatley (36) and Kristy Oatley (37) along with Olympic debutant Kelly Layne (41) have also earned selection to compete in the Team and Individual Dressage competition. Layne is the sole Olympic debutant among the group and is no stranger to major competition having represented Australia at the 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG). 


Qualification, Nomination & Selection

Australia has already qualified a dressage team of four riders for Rio 2016, thanks to a strong performance at the 2014 World Equestrian Games.

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Nomination to the AOC

To be nominated by EA, horse and athlete combinations must meet all FEI and EA Eligibility Requirements, including Horse Owner requirements. Prior to the end of January 2016, the EA Jumping Selection Panel will select the High Performance Squads from which nominated athletes will be identified. On or before 15 April 2016, the Dressage Selection Panel will announce up to eight horse and athlete combinations (Identified Combinations) to attend two nominated European Grand Prix Classes, from which a ranking list will be compiled. The Dressage Selection Panel will select these Identified Combinations based on a series of factors including participation and performances in previous competition, suitability for expected conditions in Rio and ability and experience at high level international competition. The Dressage Selection Panel will then identify four horse and athlete combinations to the nominated to the AOC by averaging the final scores for each Combination from the Grand Prix class at each of the two Nomination Events, to produce a single score used to rank Combinations from highest to lowest. In the case of a tie for fourth position, the Dressage Selection Panel will identify the horse and athlete combination to be nominated at their sole discretion taking into consideration a series of factors. 

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Selection by the AOC

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Appeals Tribunal Chair

Warwick Hunt
Email: warwick.hunt@forbeschambers.com.au

Competition Format & Events

The dressage competition consists of a Team event, which includes the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special rounds, and an Individual event, which includes the Grand Prix, the Grand Prix Special and the Grand Prix Freestyle. The Team and Individual events are conducted simultaneously: a rider’s score in a test may be counted in both events.

In the Grand Prix and the Grand Prix Special, all riders and horses perform the same tests. After the Grand Prix Special, medals are awarded in the Team event. However, the Individual event continues: the 18 riders with the best scores in the Grand Prix Special then qualify for the Grand Prix Freestyle, for which riders perform their own freestyle routines set to music. The scores in this round decide the winners of the Individual competition.

Australia and Olympic Equestrian - Dressage

Australians have been competing in equestrian since the Melbourne 1956 Olympics. Interestingly on that first occasion, the equestrian events were all held in Stockholm, Sweden rather than Melbourne due to the strict Australian quarantine requirements for horses. Competing in the sport at every Games since then- with the exception of Moscow 1980. Australia has collected 11 equestrian medals but none in dressage.

Read more about Australia's Olympic equestrian history here>>>

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Did you know

  • The Rio 2016 course will be designed by France’s Pierre Michelet. It’s the first time a non-British designer has been given the job since Athens 2004, when Italy’s Albino Garbari had the honour.
  • Athletes and horses qualify and are selected as a combination so if a horse is injured the rider is forced to withdraw.
  • A horse must be at least nine-years-old to compete at the Olympics.

Pre-Rio AUS Tally

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Equestrian wrap: A bronze tops off Rio campaign 30 August 2016 (AEDT)

With a bronze in their bags Australia’s eventing team leaves Rio eager to begin their campaign for gold at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.


Day 6 review 12 August 2016 (AEDT)

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Dressage team finish ninth 12 August 2016 (AEDT)

Competition has drawn to a close for Australia’s four-member dressage team after it placed ninth in the teams event and did not qualify for the Grand Prix Special.


Dressage riders set records 11 August 2016 (AEDT)

Mary Hanna and Sue Hearn broke age records and produced personal best performances on the first day of dressage competition


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Hearn’s Olympic debut 60 years in the making 11 August 2016 (AEDT)

Dressage rider Sue Hearn has made her Olympic debut at age 60, becoming the second oldest Australian to do so after sailor Harold Brooke competed for Australia at age 61 at the Rome 1960 Olympic Games.


Day 5 preview - Aussies aim for more gold 10 August 2016 (AEDT)

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More women than men in historic summer Olympic Team 27 July 2016 (AEDT)

For the first time at a Summer Olympic Games Australia will be represented by more women than men.


Facts and Figures on 2016 Australian Olympic Team 24 July 2016 (AEDT)

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Layne withdraws to give Hearn Olympic debut at 60 24 July 2016 (AEDT)

Kelly Layne's Olympic campaign is sadly over with her horse unable to be fit for the Games. She will be replaced by 60-year-old Sue Hearn.


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Hanna ready to Boogie as Australia’s oldest competing Olympian 1 July 2016 (AEDT)

Dressage rider Mary Hanna will become Australia’s oldest competing Olympian and just the third Australian woman to compete at five Games


Rio in sight for Kristy Oatley and Du Soleil 25 June 2016 (AEDT)

The nomination series for Rio Dressage hopefuls has come to a close overnight with Kristy Oatley riding Du Soleil to seventh place in the Grand Prix of the Rotterdam CDI3*.


Equestrian Olympians celebrate Olympic Day 24 June 2016

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Final nomination event looms for Dressage hopefuls 23 June 2016 (AEDT)

Rotterdam CDIO will host the second of two nomination events with the fate of Australia’s Rio Dressage hopefuls to be determined.


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Equestrian Olympians celebrate Olympic Day at NSW Interschools Championships 23 June 2016 (AEDT)

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