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1 2 3 In 2011 NSW members shone on the international Lyndal Oatley stage. Following is a summary of the results of Lyndal Oatley was nominated for Equestrian Australia’s some of our higher profile athletes competing in International Athlete of the Year for 2011. Europe and the US. Oatley took part in a regional qualifier in Ermelo (NED) Chris Burton which Australia won and subsequently qualified for the 2012 London Olympic Games. Oatley and Potifar scored Burton won the WHK ACCOUNTANTS CIC3*in Albury for 69.957 which was the highest score of any combination the second consecutive year. Holstein Park Leilani added in three country (Australia, NZ and South Africa) the two just one show jump time fault to her dressage score to part qualification series finish on 44.8 penalties. Chris was also second on FIS Underdiscussion and 5th on Haruzac. Oatley and Potifar also represented Australia at the World Equestrian Festival CHIO Aachen scoring 64.596% which Burton also took second place in the first FEI World Cup saw them finish in 31st place. Event at Kihikihi, New Zealand; he and the impressive Holstein Park Leilani dropped a rail with 1 time penalty to Paul Tapner complete on a final score of 50.9 penalties. Paul won the CIC3* at Houghton Hall (GBR) riding Stormhill From here the Aussie young gun moved to the UK as part Michael and finished 7th on Wickstead Didgeridoo. of his London 2012 Olympic Games preparation. Burton finished second at the final FEI World Cup Eventing Series Paul was also part of the Australian team which came in Le Pin au Haras (FRA) with Newsprint and third with second to Germany in the team competition at Boekelo Leilani which awarded him enough points to take out CCI3*. second place in the global FEI World Cup Eventing Series behind New Zealand’s Clarke Johnstone (NZL). Edwina Alexander As the 2011 overall winner of the Global Champions Tour, Edwina Tops-Alexander proved herself a formidable contender on the world jumping stage. 2011 saw Edwina climb as high as sixth position on the Rolex FEI world ranking, which is the highest ranking ever achieved by an Australian rider. On her way to winning the multi-million euro Global Champions Tour, Edwina placed first in the Cannes Grand Prix CSI5* and Chantilly Grand Prix CSI5*. Among her other notable placings is a first at the Lyon CSI5* FEI World Cup qualifier. 4 Tops-Alexander also placed 2nd at the CSI5* at Goteborg (SWE) riding the eight year-old mare Ciske Van Overis, 5 the penultimate qualifying round of the 2010/2011 Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping series. Two weeks prior Tops-Alexander was the runner-up in the $200,000 Grand Prix of Spain in Vigo riding the chestnut gelding Cevo Socrates. 1) Chris Burton and Leilani at Les Etoiles de Pau, 2011 - credit Kit Houghton FEI 2) Paul Tapner and Inonothing at Badminton 2010 - credit Kit Houghton FEI 3) Bill Levett and Hippolyte at Badminton 2010 - credit Jan Milne 4) Julia Hargreaves and Vedor - credit Franz Venhaus 5) Oatley Lyndal (AUS) and Hanna Mary (AUS) 54


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