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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 26/10/2016
FEI Database

Dressage 70x70
Further Personal Information
Marital status Married
Family Husband Patrik Kittel
Residence Nottuln, GER
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 mother. (, 01 Jul 2016)
Hero / Idol Australian equestrian Stuart Tinney, Dutch dressage rider Anky van Grunsven. (Athlete, 04 Jul 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect." (, 01 Jul 2016)
Awards and honours She has previously been 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 and 2016 Olympic Games. Her husband Patrik Kittel also competed in dressage at the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Games, representing Sweden. Her grandfather Robert Oatley is a past winner of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race. (SportsDeskOnline, 26 Oct 2016;, 23 Aug 2014; Athlete, 04 Jul 2012)
Other information LIVING IN EUROPE She moved from Australia to Germany in 2007. (, 11 Aug 2016)
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, after watching her cousin Kristy compete at the 2000 Olympic Games.
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 Patrik Kittel [husband], SWE, from 2008
International Debut
Year 2010
Competing for Australia
Tournament World Equestrian Games
Location United States