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Olympic Information

  • 2008 - 7th (team), 20th (individual) Sydney
  • 2000 - 6th (team), 9th (individual)

Recent Performances

  • 8th - 2012 CDI3 Star Grand Prix (Compiegne, France)
  • 7th - 2012 CDI3 Star Grand Prix (Saumur, France)
  • 3rd - 2012 CDI Grand Prix (Warsaw, Poland)
  • 5th - 2012 CDI3 Star (Stadl Paura, Austria)

Career Highlights

  • Finishing 8th at the Sydney Olympic Games
  • Compiegne 1st freestyle 2012
  • Wiesbaden 1st Freestyle 2008

Interesting Facts

  • Kristy Oatley will be making her third Olympic Games appearance in London, having represented Australia at the Sydney 2000 and Beijing 2008 Games. Cousin of London teammate Lyndal Oatley, she finished 9th in the individual and 6th in the teams event in Sydney and 20th in the individual and 7th in the teams in Beijing. Her results in Sydney place her as Australia's most successful Olympic dressage competitor.
  • Having grown up on a farm where she began riding when she was two, she relocated to Germany in 1995. She was a member of the German Junior and Young Rider teams, winning the European Young Rider title in 1995 and 1997. At the age of 21 she chose to ride for Australia and competed for her homeland at the 1998 World Equestrian Games.
  • After taking time out from the international competition circuit, Oatley made the surprising move early in the year to aim for her third Olympic Games berth. Her strong performances in her short run to the Games, including finishing as the second highest placed Australian rider at the second nomination event in Compiegne, France, with a score of 68. 234 per cent on her horse Clive, was enough to see her nominated for the London Games.
  • Oatley performed strongly in the nomination events for London 2012.
  • Kristy's grandfather Robert Oatley has won five Sydney to Hobart Yacht Races aboard his Super-Maxi Wild Oats XI.


Years on national team



Sjef Janssen (2010 - current)

Primary Training Base

Hamburg, Germany

Secondary Training Base

Erp, Netherlands


Trittau Reitverein (Germany)



St James Primary School (NSW, Australia)


Scone Grammar School (NSW, Australia), St Catherines High School (VIC, Australia)

Equestrian - Dressage Team

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