Oliver Townend
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Oliver Townend

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Oliver TOWNEND is a British athlete and competes in Eventing.

Age36
Competing forGreat Britain - GBR
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Statistics

Eventing

Number of starts: 518
Number of wins: 55
Only the results from 01 January 2010 included
Discipline: Eventing Born: 2011 Studbook: Sex: Gelding
Discipline: Eventing Born: 2011 Studbook: Sex: Gelding
Discipline: Eventing Born: 2007 Studbook: ISH Sex: Male
Date Show Event Competition Obs. Height Horse Position Score
24/10/2018 Pau CCI4* CCI4* Cillnabradden Evo
27/09/2018 Osberton CCI1* CCI1* Newmarket Caro 19
27/09/2018 Osberton CCI1* CCI1* Tremayle 43
Ranking/Standing Horse Rank Points
FEI Eventing World Athlete Rankings 1 569
FEI Eventing Zone Rankings 5 374
Biography
General Interest
Injuries In 2016 he broke his nose in a fall in the cross-country phase at Bramham Horse Trials in England. (yorkshirepost.co.uk, 12 Jun 2016)

In September 2013 he broke his shoulder in a fall in the cross-country phase at Ballindenisk Horse Trials in Ireland and missed the end of the eventing season. (yorkshirepost.co.uk, 12 Jan 2014)

During the 2010 Rolex Grand Slam in Lexington, KY, United States of America, his horse appeared to slip at the 20th fence and suffered a rotational fall. He was treated by paramedics at the scene and then transferred by helicopter to hospital. He broke the top of his shoulder, cracked his collarbone and sternum, as well as fracturing four ribs. (sportinglife.com, 17 Jun 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto "You have got to be single-minded, hugely ambitious, very willing to work hard for very little, and ride any type of horse." (ft.com, 05 Sep 2014)
Awards and honours He won the Tony Collings Award for the Best British Rider at the 2014 Badminton Horse Trials in England. (olivertownend.com, 19 Apr 2016)
Other information BUSINESSES
He owns the 40-acre property Gadlas Farm in Shropshire, England, which he bought at age 26. In 2011 he launched an equestrian clothing line called Townend Direct. He also co-owns Harthill Stud, a breeding facility for event horses in Cheshire, England, with his business partner Nina Barbour. (olivertownend.com, 14 Oct 2017; harthillstud.com, 22 Apr 2016; horseandhound.co.uk, 05 Mar 2015; ft.com, 05 Sep 2014)

Medals description

Olympic Games
Gold medal - First place Gold medal - First place
Silver medal - Second place Silver medal - Second place
Bronze medal - Third place Bronze medal - Third place
Ranked Ranked
FEI World Equestrian Games™
Gold medal - First Place
Silver medal - Second place
Bronze medal - Third place
Ranked