Badminton Horse Trial 09 05 2014DressageOne of the leading British event riders, Oliver Townend has represented his country on a number of 2009: Oliver Townend and Flint Curtis2009: Oliver Townend and Flint Curtisoccasions, including helping the British team to win gold at the 2017 European Eventing Championships in Strzegom, Poland riding Cooley SRS.

Hailing from Yorkshire, but now based in Shropshire, Oliver’s first team call-up came when he was just 13-years-old when he rode in the pony European Eventing Championships.

Oliver has since gone on to compete in five senior European Championships, and two World Equestrian Games. In 2009 he won both Badminton and Burghley riding Flint Curtis and Carousel Quest respectively.

Career highlights

  • won Badminton and Burghley CCI4*s
  • won team gold at the 2017 European Championships
  • former world number 2
  • held all 3 British National titles (Open, Intermediate and Novice)