Mary Hanna & Sancette

Mary Hanna & Sancette

Mary dabbled in other equestrian disciplines such as eventing, show jumping and even found success as a pentathlete before fully committing to dressage in her 20’s. At the 1996 Atlanta  Olympic Games Mary was the first Australian dressage rider to qualify for the Grand Prix Special. In Mary’s career she has represented Australia at four Olympic Games and three World Equestrian Games. Mary and her husband Rob have two children, Gitte and Alexandria. With 2014 marking her 60th birthday Mary doesn’t show any signs of slowing down, with her up and coming young horse Boogie Woogie achieving strong results in recent international events. 

Date of Birth: 1st December 1954

Age at Games: 59

World Equestrian Games:

1994 The Hague (10th team & 41st individually)

1998 Rome (13th team & 55th individually)

2002 Jerez (12th team)

Olympic Games:

1996 Atlanta (24th individually)

2000 Sydney (6th team & 34th individually)

2004 Athens (39th individually)

2012 London (9th team & 43rd individually)

Recent Top Performances:

2nd Deauville CDI3* GP Freestyle to Music 74.775% 2014

2nd Deauville CDI3* GP 71.280% 2014

2nd Compiègne CDI3* Prix 'CMNE' 71.745% 2014

3rd Compiègne Prix L’Oreal 69.920% 2014 

1st Boneo CDI3* GP Freestyle to Music 71.625% 2014

1st Sydney CDI-W GP Freestyle to Music 70.850% 2013 

1st Melbourne CDI-W GP Freestyle to Music 71.825% 2013


13 year old, bay gelding

Owners: Mary Hanna & Rob Hanna

Breed: Hanovarion Warmblood

Sire: Sandro Hit

Dam: Cascade