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Posted by Kirsty Pasto on 26/01/2020.
Emma Booth & Mogelvangs Zidane at the Boneo Classic 2020
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Australian Para-Dressage On Target for Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

The final Australian Paralympic qualification event took place this weekend at the Boneo Classic on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.

Twenty-two Para-Dressage combinations made the journey to Boneo Park for the FEI CPEDI event, which counts towards the Australian Team ranking for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

The riders named on the Australian Team for the event were Zoe Vorenas, Victoria Davies, and Paralympians Emma Booth and Sharon Jarvis. The impressive team posted an overall team score of 423.549.

At a CPEDI with a team event, such as the Boneo Classic, the scores from the 3 (or top 3 out of 4) team members for the Individual and the Team test are combined to give the team score. The Paralympic ranking list for teams sums the best two team scores from selected competitions between the team qualification period of 31 January 2019 and 31 January 2020. 

Australia currently has a team score of 807.549; the highest ranked team from the Oceania region will be allocated a team spot at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, with Australia currently topping the list.

“I think we can be quite happy, we again had three combinations over 70% in the team and individual test, with even higher scores of course in the freestyle which often happens. The team and individual tests are the ones that we have to through in order to be able to get to the freestyle so we are very happy about that. 

This shows since the last event in December that there is consistency and that actually a few of them have been able to raise their scores. Let’s just hope that we get better and better so that we can get a medal perhaps,” explained Australian Para-Dressage Team Coach, Lone Jorgensen

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