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Olympic Information


Recent Performances

  • 2nd - 2012 Saumur CCI3* (Saumur, France)
  • 2nd - 2011 FEI World Cup overall
  • 8th - 2011 Les Etoiles de Pau CCI4* (Pau, France)
  • 5th - 2011 Gatcombe British Open Championships (Gatcombe, Great Britain)
  • 2nd and 3rd - 2011 Le Pin au Haras Pin CIC3* (Le Pin, France)
  • 2nd - 2011 Sydney CIC3* (Sydney, Australia)
  • 2nd - 2011 Kihikihi CIC* (Kihikihi, New Zealand)

Career Highlights

  • Winning the 4 star event in Adelaide in 2008
  • Finishing 2nd at the FEI World Cup series in 2011

Interesting Facts

  • Chris Burton's recent move from Australia to Dorset in the UK in a bid to make the 2012 Eventing team for the London Olympic Games has been a master stroke with the 31-year-old set to make his debut on the Greenwich Park course.
  • He recorded his first 3* win in 2005 and went on to win the CCI4* at Adelaide in 2008 aboard Newsprint. This was the same year that he began riding the horse he will jump aboard in London, Holstein Park Leilani.
  • Burton made his debut for Australia at the 2010 Equestrian Games in Kentucky where he finished midfield on Holstein Park Leilani.
  • In what was his best year to date, 2011 saw Burton finished second in the overall FEI World Cup Eventing series after three podium finishes at the 3* events in Adelaide, Le Pin au Haras and Kihikihi aboard Holstein Park Leilani. He also finished 8th at the 4* event in Pau, France.
  • He showed he was ready for the Olympic stage when he finished 1st on board Haruzac and 2nd on board Holstein Park Leilani at the 2012 3* event in Saumur, France.


Years on national team



Prue Barratt (2010 - current)
Brett Parbery

Primary Training Base

Dorset, United Kingdom

Secondary Training Base

Wilberforce, Australia



Kulpi State School (QLD, Australia)


Downlands College (QLD, Australia)

Equestrian - Eventing Team

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