2014 Saddleword victorian dressage festival

 FEI Intermediate II 1st. Hamag W Strona – Mary Hanna – 66.359 5.yo Young Horse Final 1st Dance Salentin – Mary Hanna 7.84 FEI Grand Prix 1st Umbro – Mary Hanna – 68% FEI Grand Prix Freestyle 1st Umbro – Mary Hanna – 73.175% Victorian Grand Prix Champions – Umbro & Mary Hanna

2014 Australian Dressage Championships

Mary Hanna is back in Australia after a successful WEG campaig riding her other Grand Prix dressage horse Umbro. Photo Credit: Dressage Bits n Pieces. Pessoa PDS Grand Prix Freestyle CDI-W 2nd 72.225% Congratulations to the Statene Park Students on their excellent results: Needs for Steeds Prix St Georges Championships 5th Holly Cutler & DIVA ROYALE…

RIP Shiraz Black

Shiraz Black was euthanized after colic surgery. Norwegian junior team rider Carina Brynildsen has tragically lost her top horse Shiraz Black right after competing at the 2014 CDI-PJYR in Odense, Denmark, last week. Shiraz Black  was such a sweet stallion with still a great future in front of him. He was a Champion from start to…

RIP Mosaic

So very sad that “Robbie” as he was known to his family and many friends has gone to greener pastures.  Twenty years ago Robbie took me to my first international event, representing Australia at the World Championships in Den Hague. He then went on to Atlanta Olympics and became the first Australian horse to make the…

Hanna named Australian Flag Bearer

On the eve of her fourth World Equestrian Games (WEG), Olympic dressage rider Mary Hanna will carry the flag for Australia at the Games’ opening ceremony.  At 59 years of age, Hanna is the oldest member of Australia’s 2014 World Equestrian Games team and one of five Aussie athletes in the team making their fourth…