Mary Hanna Receives FEI Award

Australian Dressage legend Mary Hanna has received one of the FEI’s most prestigious accolades – the Gold Badge of Honour. This recognises athletes who have been among the 15 best finishers in the Grand Prix in at least 14 CDIO competitions. Speaking from her base in Germany, Hanna said; “It is a great honour. Having…

Gran’s squad ready to go as she vies for equestrian glory

http://www.starweekly.com.au/sports/grans-squad-ready-to-go-as-she-vies-for-equestrian-glory/ [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] The family of Australia’s oldest Rio Olympian, Mary Hanna, will be up in the wee hours cheering her on from the Macedon Ranges’ while she vies for equestrian glory. This…

Granny saddling up to ride in Rio – Geelong Indy Newspaper

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula will field seven athletes at the Rio 2016 Olympics, beginning tomorrow (Saturday). Three will make their Olympic debut but Drysdale grandmother and equestrian champion Mary Hanna –…

Rio Games: Our oldest Olympian wants to do it again, with daughter

Published in the Australian Newspaper  http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/rio-games-our-oldest-olympian-wants-to-do-it-again-with-daughter/news-story/417cea5d6a6c1414b16761f0e04977a2 [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] At 61, equestrian rider Mary Hanna will become the oldest Australian to compete at the Rio Olympic Games next month, but she’s already planning for…

Mary Hanna featured on Eurodressage

Smashing her first international competition on her new dressage partner Boogie Woogie, Australian Olympian Mary Hanna is reaping the fruits of her structured and dedicated training at Patrik Kittel’s stable in Germany. While she swept three small tour trophies at the 2014 CDI Hagen and CDI Compiegne with Boogie and had Sancette peaking to new…