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Australian Eventing Team for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games

Shane Rose was clearly delighted with his round on Virgil

Shane Rose and Virgil.

© Michelle Terlato Photography

 

Equestrian Australia (EA) is pleased to announce its five team riders and three unranked reserves for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games in Tryon, USA.

Congratulations to the following combinations who have been selected on the team of five:

Chris Burton and Cooley Lands – owner Kate Walls

Sam Griffiths and Paulank Brockagh – owners Steve & Dinah Posford, Jules Carter and Sam Griffiths

Andrew Hoy and Vassily de Lassos – owners Paula & David Evans and Andrew Hoy

Bill Levett and Lassban Diamond Lift – owner Elisabeth Murdoch

Shane Rose and Virgil – owners Shane Rose and Michelle Hasibar

The three unranked reserves are as follows:

Emma McNab and Fernhill Tabasco – owners Kevin McNab, Dom & Poppy Worcester and Julia & Jamie Dougall

Robert Palm and Koko Story – owner Cassie Lowe

Amanda Ross and Koko Popping Candy - owners Christine & Fraser Brown

Australian Eventing Team Chef d’Equipe Stuart Tinney said: ‘Congratulations to the five Eventing combinations announced today going forward to WEG in Tryon in September. As a team we are looking forward to the challenge of the competition ahead, and to hopefully achieving our qualification for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics’.

Remarkably, this is the third Championship team selection in a row for Sam Griffiths and Paulank Brockagh, a feat achieved only once before by the legendary Gillian Rolton and Peppermint Grove. The team of five have vast Championship experience amongst them, with all athletes having previously competed in at least one, or in some cases several, World Equestrian or Olympic Games.

Equestrian Australia and the High Performance program look forward to supporting the team in order to achieve the best possible result in Tryon.

The next step for the Eventing Team is to participate in a camp prior to departure for the Games to be held at Hartpury Equestrian College in Gloucester, UK.

The Eventing competition at the World Equestrian Games will commence on the 13th September and conclude on the 16th September. Please join us in wishing our riders the very best of luck!

Source: Equestrian Australia (EA) website

 

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