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Lyndal OATLEY

Lyndal OATLEY is an Australian athlete and competes in Dressage.

Name Lyndal OATLEY
FEI ID 10024814
Gender Female
Date of Birth 27/06/1980
Competing for Australia - AUS
Registration Dressage 2016
Last update 08/03/2016
FEI Database

Dressage 70x70
Further Personal Information
Marital status Married
Family Husband Patrik Kittel
Residence Germany
Occupation Athlete
Languages English, German
Higher education Business, Business Management, Marketing - Charles Sturt University: Australia
General Interest
Nicknames Bindy [a family nickname that arose from her family calling her Bindy-Lou]. (Athlete, 04 Jul 2012)
Most influential person in career Her family. (Athlete, 04 Jul 2012)
Hero / Idol Australian equestrian Stuart Tinney, Dutch dressage rider Anky van Grunsven. (Athlete, 04 Jul 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Patience and persistence." (Athlete, 04 Jul 2012)
Awards and honours She has been previously nominated for the Young Australian of the Year in sports. (Equestrian Australia National Office, 24 Oct 2011)
Other sports She is a two-time Australian champion in hacking, an equestrian event that judges a showjumping horse on its performance, manners and movement when not jumping. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2006)
Famous relatives Her cousin Kristy Oatley represented Australia in dressage at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, finishing 19th in the individual competition. Her husband Patrik Kittel also competed in dressage at the 2012 Games, representing Sweden. Her grandfather Robert Oatley is a past winner of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race. (SportsDeskOnline, 12 Dec 2014; equestrian.org.au, 23 Aug 2014; Athlete, 04 Jul 2012)
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She was first put on a horse when she was still a baby. She took up dressage at age 20 in Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Why this sport? "My family have always been involved in breeding horses. My grandfather breeds thoroughbreds and my mother bred New Forest Ponies. The relationship you need to establish a bond with your horse was natural to me."
Name of coach Kyra Kyrklund [personal], FIN
Training Regime She works on strengthening her back and core. She also includes running, pilates and yoga in her fitness regime.
International Debut
Year 2010
Competing for Australia
Tournament World Equestrian Games
Location United States