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Posted by National Admin on 09/05/2017.

2017 Oceania Championships Teams named

Equestrian Australia is pleased to announce the final teams for the 2017 Oceania Championships being held in conjunction with the Melbourne International 3 Day Event from June 8 -12.

Several new faces have been selected for the Oceania Championships this year giving them an opportunity to gain invaluable major competition experience within a representative team.

This is in alignment with EA’s High-Performance focus and long-term plan for the development of emerging rider combinations.

EA has appointed two Chef d’Equipes/ coaches to manage the senior and young rider teams this year. Sam Lyle (Senior Team) and Will Enzinger (Young Rider Team) will share these important duties.

Both highly experienced riders and coaches, Lyle and Enzinger will lead the teams and help ensure that our future Australian eventers are in good hands.

2017 Oceania Championships Senior Team

  • Andrew Cooper & Evergem Perfection
  • Robert Palm & Koko Story
  • Hazel Shannon & Clifford
  • Stuart Tinney & War Hawk


  • Emma Bishop & CP Issey Miyake
  • Rohan Luxmore & Bells “N” Whistles

2017 Oceania Championships Young Rider Team

  • Olivia Barton & APH Bertie Bad
  • Hannah Lewindon & Veretti
  • Shenae Lowings & Venture Sky High
  • Gemma Tinney & Annapurna


  • Richard Knight & APH Lion Red
  • Madeline O Callaghan & Fernloch Allemande
  • Tayah Andrew & Silverforce

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The Tinney family has a strong presence in the Oceania Championships’ Australian representation taking on the Kiwis this year. 

Sydney 2000 Olympic Gold Medallist Stuart Tinney will ride on the Senior Team whilst his daughter and emerging star Gemma has been named on the Young Rider Team.

Gemma who recently won the CIC3* and Australian Eventing Championship at Equestriad said she was rapt about making the team. “It is a massive honour to be named,” said Gemma. “I am excited to be on an Australian team for the first time and have the chance to test myself and see what I’m like under pressure.”

Gemma is looking forward to being part of a team with her father Stuart who is a major influence in her riding career. “Dad is always there every step of the way. He helps me warm up for each phase and it’s so good having the support there,” she said. “I had no idea Dad was going to be on the team so when we found out we were all very excited.”

Gemma competed with success at last year’s Melbourne International 3 Day Event winning the CC1* so she is positively familiar with the stage for the Oceania Championships.

She will next compete in the CIC3* on her mare Annapurna at the Sydney International Horse Trials at Sydney International Equestrian Centre next week.

The Oceania Championships teams will gather for a training session together at Werribee Park on Sunday June 4.

All team riders are looking forward to revisiting the great rivalry with New Zealand and this should make for an enthralling renewal of the 2017 Oceania Championships.

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20/04/2017 - 2017 Oceania Eventing Championships Long List Announcement

13/12/2016 - 2017 Oceania Eventing Senior Rider and Young Rider Championships in Melbourne

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