Lyndal Oatley has staked out early a possible place on Australia’s team at what would be the Germany-based rider’s third world championships.
Lyndal on Elvive, a 12-year-old KWPN mare, posted a career high 76.855% to win the Blue Hors Dressurfestival CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle in Randbøl, Denmark last week, and the third European victory for the partnership this year.
She also has the second highest Grand score at 73.718% of any Australian anywhere in the world in the past two years, including the leading partnerships in three competitions Down Under in the first couple months of 2020. Those were swept by Mary Hanna who was selected for the Olympics. Only Simone Pearce, another European-based rider, has done better with a Grand Prix result on her Olympic mount Destano of 76.261% in August last year.
Lyndal, married to Swedish Olympic rider Patrik Kittel, with Eros, also a 12-year-old KWPN but a gelding, is not far behind Elvive, with a top Grand Prix score so far of 72.717% set two months ago.
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Article written by: KENNETH J. BRADDICK