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Details

Discipline
Eventing
Date of Birth
10/05/61
Lives
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Born
Karaka, New Zealand

Profile

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Bear Necessity V - Ronnie Bartlett & Blyth Tait

 

 

Blyth Tait is considered one of New Zealand’s greatest sportsmen, having won individual gold medals at both World Champs and Olympic Games, as well as team medals and other top accolades.

He grew up in Northland where his father bred race horses, and nurtured a love of horses that would last a lifetime. He was a showjumper before he turned his hand to eventing, where he really excelled.

He has won or placed in many of the world’s top events. Tait retired after the Athens Olympics in 2004, but returned to the sport he loved in 2011 and has been working his way back up the ranks ever since.

 

Major results:

1st 2001 Burghley CCI4* Ready Teddy2000 Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event CCI4* Rolex Trophy as overall winner (Welton Envoy)

1999 Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event CCI4* Carimati Cup as top placed foreign rider (Aspyring)

1st 1998 British Open Championship (Ready Teddy)

2nd 1998 Burghley CCI4* (Aspyring)

1st 1998 Burghley CCI4* (Chesterfield)

4th 1997 Badminton CCI4* (Chesterfield)

1st 1997 Luhmuhlen CCI3* (Aspyring)

 

 

RESULTS

GAME HORSE EVENT PLACE
Athens 2004 Olympic Games Ready Teddy Eventing Team 5th
Athens 2004 Olympic Games Ready Teddy Eventing Individual 18th
Jerez 2002 World Equestrian Games Ready Teddy Eventing Team 6th
Jerez 2002 World Equestrian Games Ready Teddy Eventing Individual Retired
Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Ready Teddy Eventing Team 8th
Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Welton Envoy Eventing Individual DNF
Rome 1998 World Equestrian Games Ready Teddy Eventing Team 1st
Rome 1998 World Equestrian Games Ready Teddy Eventing Individual 1st
Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games Chesterfield Eventing Team 3rd
Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games Ready Teddy Eventing Individual 1st
The Hague 1994 World Equestrian Games Delta Eventing Individual Eliminated
Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games Messiah Eventing Team 2nd
Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games Messiah Eventing Individual 3rd
Stockholme 1990 World Equestrian Games Messiah Eventing Team 1st
Stockholme 1990 World Equestrian Games Messiah Eventing Individual 1st