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Posted by Kirsty Pasto on 17/08/2022.

Australian Eventing Team Announced for FEI World Championships, Pratoni

Equestrian Australia is pleased to confirm the Eventing combinations selected to represent Australia at the FEI World Championships to be held in Pratoni, Italy from 15th – 25th September.

A squad of five (5) team combinations and three (3) reserve combinations has been selected in accordance with the National Eventing Selection Policy.

At or before the First Horse Inspection at the FEI World Championships, the National Eventing Selection Panel, in consultation with the Chef d’Equipe, will select four (4) team combinations and one (1) individual combination from the Squad list below to represent Australia. 

The combinations, in alphabetical order, are: 

  • Andrew Hoy and Vassily de Lassos, owned by Paula and David Evans and groomed by Clémentine Girardeau
  • Shenae Lowings and Bold Venture, owned by the rider and groomed by Olivia Barton
  • Kevin McNab and Scuderia 1918 Don Quidam, owned by Scuderia 1918 and Emma McNab or Willunga, owned by Samia Murgian and Emma McNab and groomed by Lucy Hartley
  • Shane Rose and Virgil, owned by Niki Rose and Michelle Hasibar and groomed by Jamie Atkinson
  • Hazel Shannon and Willingapark Clifford, owned by Terry Snow and groomed by Bronte Buttel


  • Sammi Birch and Finduss PFB, owned by Parkfield Breeding and groomed by Helen Tagg
  • Sam Lyle and BF Valour, owned by Charlotte Mavris and groomed by Natalya Bretherton
  • Jessica Rae and Fifth Avenue, owned by the rider and groomed by Laura Munt
  • * Shane Rose and Easy Turn, owned by Angela Shacklady and Niki Rose and groomed by Jamie Atkinson (Shane has been selected on his first horse Virgil) 

EA High Performance Director, Chris Webb, said that the breadth of experience on the Team is an indication of the strength of Australia’s developing talent.  

"It is fantastic to see not only our successful Tokyo 2020 Eventing Team medallists named to the team, but also combinations who are making their FEI World Championships debut, demonstrating the depth of our Eventing talent.

“Furthermore, Sam Lyle and Jessica Rae, who have been named on the reserves list, recently travelled overseas with the support of the EA High Performance Program and subsequently had the opportunity to compete on a Nations Cup Team at Haras du Pin, providing them with valuable team experience which will benefit their future Championship campaigns.”

Congratulations to all combinations, owners and grooms named to represent Australia at the FEI World Championships.



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