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Olympic Information


Recent Performances

  • 4th - 2012 CDI3* Grand Prix (Compiegne, France)
  • 7th - 2012 CDI3* Grand Prix (Mannheim, Germany)
  • 4th - 2012 CDI-W Grand Prix Special (Wroclaw, Poland)
  • 14th - 2012 CDI-W Grand Prix (Wroclaw, Poland)
  • 31st - 2011 Aachen CDIO5* GP (Aachen, Germany)
  • 13th - 2011 München-Riem CDI3* GP (Munich, Germany)
  • 15th - 2011 Lingen CDI4* GP (Lingen, Germany)

Career Highlights

  • Being part of Australia's most successful representative team at the World Equestrian Games in 2010
  • Achieving two personal bests at an International Event - Hagen Horses and Dreams 2010 - in both Grand Prix and Freestyle
  • Making the 2012 Olympic Team

Interesting Facts

  • Lyndal Oatley will make her Olympic debut in London after being the highest placed Australian along with her 11-year-old bay stallion Sandro Boy at the two Olympic nomination events in Mannheim and Compiegne. Sandro Boy has experienced a swift rise to Olympic glory having only competed in his first international Grand Prix at the start of 2012.
  • Oatley was part of Australia's most successful dressage team that finished 8th at the 2010 World Equestrian Games. She was also a member of the 2010 Team to compete in Aachen, the first ever team to represent Australia in dressage at this event.
  • In 2012, Oatley was recognised for her achievements by being nominated for Australian Equestrian Athlete of the Year.
  • Growing up with horses, Oatley competed show horses and was twice named Australian Champion and was nominated for the Young Australian of the Year for her achievements. She decided to pursue dressage after watching her cousin Kristy Oatley compete at the Sydney 2000 Olympics and being inspired by the spectacle of the Games.
  • Oatley is married to Swedish equestrian Patrik Kittel whom she met whilst looking for a horse in Europe - they live together in Germany. Kittel is also Oatley's coach and the two athletes will compete against each other in London. Her grandfather is Robert Oatley the successful Australian businessman and owner of Wild Oats XI, the Sydney to Hobart record holder.


Years on national team



Patrik Kittel (2008 - current)

Primary Training Base

Nottuln, Germany


Dressage NSW (NSW, Australia)



Denman Public School (NSW, Australia)


Scone Grammar School (NSW, Australia)


Bachelor Business (Marketing and Business Management) - Charles Sturt University (2000 - 2006)

Equestrian - Dressage Team

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