Mary Hanna Mary Hanna

Olympic Information

  • 2004 Athens - 39th (individual)
  • 2000 Sydney - 34th (individual), 6th (team)
  • 1996 Atlanta - 24th (individual)

Recent Performances

  • 7th - 2012 CDI3* Grand Prix (Compiegne, France)
  • 12th - 2012 CDI4* Grand Prix (Hamburg, Germany)
  • 19th - 2012 CDI3* Grand Prix (Mannheim, Germany)
  • 7th - 2012 CDI3* Grand Prix (Viduaban, France)
  • 3rd - 2011 CDI3* Grand Prix (Biarritz, France)

Career Highlights

  • Becoming the first Australian dressage rider to qualify for the GP Special at the Olympic Games in Atlanta
  • Representing Australia at three Olympic Games
  • Winning the National Championships

Interesting Facts

  • Mary Hanna will return to Olympic competition in London where she will contest her fourth Games having competed in Atlanta, Sydney and Athens. At 57 years of age, she will be the oldest athlete on the team.
  • Hanna was born into a family that loved horses and got involved with Pony club from a young age. Her love affair with riding continued to grow and eventually set up Statene Park, a horse stud and teaching establishment, in 1976. Despite initially being a showjumping and eventing rider she made the transition to dressage.
  • Throughout her career she has been the Australian National Grand Prix Champion in dressage on 6 occasions. Her success domestically has seen her represent Australia at the finals of the Dressage World Cup on three occasions in 1994, 1998 and 2002 riding her horse Mosaic.
  • She made her Olympic debut in Atlanta on Mosaic, she finished 24th in the individual event. She returned at the 2000 Games aboard Limbo and finished 6th in the team event and 34th in the individual event on home soil. Hanna remained with Limbo for the Athens Games where she claimed 39th in the individual event.
  • Hanna will ride Sancette at the London Games after some strong performances to start the Olympic year where she finished in the top 10 at the 4 star event in Hamburg and the 3 star event in Viduaban.

Sport

Years on national team

18

Coach

Kyra Kyrklund (1996 - current)
Clemens Dierks (1996 - current)

Primary Training Base

Geelong, Australia

Club

Dressage Geelong (VIC, Australia)

Institute/Academy

Victorian Institute of Sport, Melbourne

Education

Primary

McArthur State School (VIC, Australia)

Secondary

Presbyterian Ladies College (VIC, Australia)

Tertiary

Bachelor of Arts


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