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Rachael Sanna




 

Mary Sanna

Family Name Sanna
   
Given Name Rachael
   
Nickname Olive Oil
   
Discipline Dressage
   
NOC Code AUS
   
Date of Birth 17-Dec-72
   
Gender Female
   
Height (cm) 177
   
Weight (kg) 60
   
Place of Birth Sydney
   
Status Single
   
Home State NSW
   
Hobbies Socialising with friends, Movies, Relaxing
   
Employment Rider
   
Current Horse Yardley Aphrodite
   
Horses Details 1989 bay mare
   
Career Highlights

• 2002 WEG Jerez - 12th in Team classification
• 2002 WEG Jerez - 49th in Individual classification
• National Championships 2000 - 2nd
• National Championships 1999 - 5th
• 1999 Gelpad World Cup Australasian final - 1st
• 1998 Sydney CDI - 1st in all classes entered - Grand Prix / Kur / Special / Prix St George / Inter 1 & II
• 1998 Diana Ferrari (Melbourne) -1st in all classes entered -Grand Prix / Kur / Special / Prix St George / Inter 1
• 1997 Schoten CDI (Belguim) Grand Prix Kur 4th / Grand Prix 16th
• 1997 Hamburg CDI - 5th Grand Prix Kur / 17th Grand Prix

   
Favourite Food Snickers Bars
   
Favourite Movie(s) Oliver Twist
   
Favourite Music Dance Music
   
Pre-competition Routine Hibernate for about an hour before to concentrate on the job
   
Most Embarrassing Situation Getting bucked off in front of all my boarders and landing in the neighbours garden
   
Best advice you have received Aim for the stars - the worst you can do is soar with the eagles
   
Advice for aspiring riders As above
   
Who would you most like to meet Pete Sampras
   
Most Admired Sportsperson Judy Dierks (Dressage rider/coach)
   
Superstitions At competitions I wear my lucky socks
   
If you won 1 million dollars what would you do Give it to my parents as I have no idea what I would do with that amount of money
   
Languages Spoken English
   
Higher Education  Year 12
   
Any Major Injuries Broken finger - hard to hold the rein
   
Have you won any major sporting awards
 
No - not yet
   
Where did you grow up Tamworth/Armidale
   
What age did you start riding 6 years
   
How did you get into Equestrian Started at pony club and then at school
   
Ambitions Focussing on this year
   
What is the worst thing to happen to you in your career Not making the 1998 World Equestrian Games team
   
What is the funniest thing that has happened to you in sport At the World Cup final in Melbourne it felt like "Groundhog Day" whereby everybody celebrates my 24th birthday again and again
   
What will you do after you retire Get buried (or cremated)
   
What do your parents do Father is a pharmacist / Mother - working Mum
   
What do your brothers or sisters do Two younger brothers - one works on a cruise ship / one travels / sister is currently travelling
   
What will you do after you retire Have a family plus a pony in the back yard
   


 

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