Equestrian Australia Announces 2016 High Performance Squads

Ryan Wood and Frankie. Photo by Jenni Autry. Ryan Wood and Frankie. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Equestrian Australia has announced the 2016 High Performance Squads, which include riders or horse/rider combinations identified as having the potential to represent Australia at major championships between the years 2016-2020. Athletes named on a High Performance Squad are eligible to be nominated as part of the 2016 Australian Olympic Shadow Team.

The following are the 2016 Eventing High Performance Squads, categorized into three groups.

GOLD

Athletes and/or athlete and horse combinations that have achieved medal performances at the most recent World Equestrian Games and are also considered capable of a medal performance at the Rio Olympic Games (AIS Athlete Category – Podium).

OR

Athletes and/or athlete and horse combinations who were members of a team and placed fourth to eighth or individual top 20 finishes at the most recent World Equestrian Games/and or Olympic Games and are considered capable of progressing to AIS Athlete Category – Podium (AIS Athlete Category – Podium Potential A).

  • Chris Burton
  • Sam Griffiths
  • Shane Rose
  • Paul Tapner
  • Stuart Tinney

GREEN

Athlete and/or Athlete and Horse Combinations considered capable of progressing to Gold (AIS Athlete Category – Podium or Podium Potential A) within the next four years (AIS Athlete Category – Podium Potential B).

  • Andrew Hoy
  • Sonja Johnson
  • Megan Jones
  • Bill Levett

GENERATION NEXT

Athlete who is considered capable of progressing to at least Green (AIS Athlete Category – Podium Potential B) within the next two years (AIS Athlete Category -Developing A) .

OR

Athlete who is considered capable of progressing to at least Green (AIS Athlete Category –Developing A) within the next two years. (AIS Athlete Category – Emerging A).

  • Christine Bates
  • Sammi Birch
  • Tim Boland
  • Emma Dougall
  • Isabel English
  • Murray Lamperd
  • Jessica Manson
  • Kevin McNab
  • Katja Weimann
  • Ryan Wood

[Equestrian Australia High Performance Squads]

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