I am very proud of my dear friends and wonderful horses Algebra, Cheeky Calimbo, Rutherglen and The Blue Frontier on their individual campaigns and Olympic qualification achieved. They all showed good form – with wins and placings as well as their individual highs and lows. I can´t thank their owners John Glenn & Julia McLean, Christiane Classen, Barbara Keller and The Rutherglen Syndicate enough for their continuous support, encouragement and letting me ride their wonderful horses.

I am very disappointed not to have made it from the Longlist into an Australian Team selection for the Rio Olympic Games. Nevertheless I have got 4 lovely and sound horses competing at 3*/4* level and am now focusing and very much looking forward to their individual autumn campaigns in Europe.

A huge thank you goes to my dedicated and hardworking team who have worked endless hours in this campaign, to all my wonderful owners who are always by my side and my fantastic partners Fairfax Saddles, Kubota UK Ltd, Equistro, KEP Italia and eQuick for their ongoing support and encouragement through all ups and downs – I couldn´t do it without you!

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue, that counts.”

Winston Churchill

Best of luck to the whole Australian contingent led by the wonderful Kitty Chiller in Rio!