ANDREW HOY’S OLYMPIC RECORD
MOSCOW 1980 (BOYCOTTED)
Although not part of Andrew’s official Olympic record, he was first selected to compete at the 1980 Moscow Olympics with his Pony Club horse Davey, alongside Wayne Roycroft and Clouseau, Merv Bennett and Regal Realm, and Phillipa Glennan with Rangefinder. When Australia boycotted the Games, the team instead attended the ‘Alternative Olympics’ at Fontainebleau, France, as did most of the top equestrian nations. The Aussies took home the bronze medal.
LOS ANGELES 1984
Andrew’s official Olympic career began when he headed off to the 1984 Los Angeles Games as a 25-year-old with his Pony Club horse, Davey, alongside Merv Bennett and Regal Reign, Vicki Roycroft and Looking Ahead, and Wayne Roycroft with Regal Monarch. Andrew finished 15th individually, and was the best placed of the Australians, who finished fifth as a team.
Riding Kiwi, Andrew competed alongside Scott Keach and Trade Commissioner, David Green and Shanagh, and Barry Roycroft with Last Tango to finish fifth as a team and eighth individually.
Again riding Kiwi, Andrew made the team alongside Matt Ryan and Kibah Tic Toc, Gill Rolton and Peppermint Grove, and David Green with Duncan. It was a breakthrough year for Andrew, with the team taking home the gold and Andrew finishing fifth individually. Matt Ryan also took individual gold.
Alongside Gill Rolton and Peppermint Grove, Phillip Dutton and True Blue Girdwood, and Wendy Schaeffer and Sunburst, Andrew and Darien Powers claimed a historic team gold. Andrew and Gershwin were 11th in the individual event, which was run separately.
It was team gold again for Australia, with Andrew and Darien Powers riding alongside Stuart Tinney and Jeepster, Matt Ryan and Kibah Sandstone, and Phillip Dutton on House Doctor. Andrew also claimed silver in the individual event with Swizzle In.
Riding Mr Pracatan, Andrew made the team alongside Rebel Morrow and Oaklea Groover, Phillip Dutton and Nova Top, Stuart Tinney and Jeepster, and Olivia Bunn and GV Top Of The Line. Andrew was 57th individually, with the team finishing sixth.
Alongside Chris Burton and HP Leilani, Lucinda Fredericks and Flying Finish, Clayton Fredericks and Bendigo, and Sam Griffiths and Happy Times, Andrew partnered with Rutherglen for sixth place as a team and 13th place individually.
To be continued…EQ
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