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Posted by Equestrian Australia on 28/04/2018.
2008 Australian Eventing Team
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2008 Beijing Eventing Team receives EA Hall of Fame recognition

The Equestrian Australia (EA) Hall of Fame is the sport's opportunity to recognise the lifetime achievements and efforts of its members in Equestrian sport. Australia's success on the international sporting arena has earned the country a reputation as one of the top Equestrian nations in the world. This reputation is due to extraordinary achievements and dedication by EA members over the years. Introduced for the first time in 2010, the Hall of Fame will forever honour EA's greatest achievers. 

2008 Beijing Olympic Games Australian Eventing Team – Clayton Fredericks, Lucinda Fredericks, Sonja Johnson, Megan Jones, Shane Rose, coach Wayne Roycroft – SILVER MEDAL

In a thrilling finish, Australia took away the Silver medal at the Games conceding victory to Germany by just over 5 penalty points. It was a hard fought battle in which the riders and horses pushed Germany every step of the way. The Australian team started strong in the Dressage phase to get a head start on the rest of the competition. The Australian riders followed up with impressive cross country rides with all five riders finishing without jumping penalty points.

Tonight, Equestrian Australia Chair, Judy Fasher presented the Hall of Fame medals to our three Australia-based riders: Shane Rose, Megan Jones and Sonja Johnson in front of the Eventing community, at the Sydney International 3 Day Event in NSW.

"it was a nail-biting finish and in true Aussie style, our team gave the Germans a real run for their money." said Judy Fasher.

On behalf of Equestrian Australia Members, staff, athletes and the wider Equestrian community around the world, we would like to sincerely thank them for their superb contribution to the sport and for inspiring many generations.  

WATCH TRIBUTE VIDEO HERE  

 

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