Andrew Hoy

Andrew Hoy ( born February 8, 1959 in Culcairn, New South Wales) is an Australian event rider and farmer. He is one of the most successful of his sport, with three Olympic gold medals and victories in four of six Eventing tournaments that are counted from the World Equestrian Association FEI to the highest category (CCI ****).


Hoy, who has a degree in agronomy, began at the age of seven years to ride and contested ten years later the first competitions. In 1978 he was first used internationally and in the following year he achieved a breakthrough by winning the prestigious Burghley Horse Trials at the top.

His first from six appearances at Olympic Games followed in 1984. At the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona Hoy won with the Australian team the gold medal. He repeated in 1996 in Atlanta and 2000 in Sydney this success; In 2000 he was also second in the individual competition. In Atlanta, Hoy was standard-bearer of the Australian delegation during the opening ceremony.

2002 Hoy won the Luhmühlen versatility, the 2006 Rolex Kentucky Three Day and the Badminton Horse Trials. Thus, it still lacks victories at the Australian International Three Day Event and Stars de Pau on winning all six highly classified tournaments. At World Championships and World Equestrian Games Hoy has been twice third in the team standings, 1986 in Gawler and 2006 in Aachen.

Private life

Andrew Hoy is with the German eventer Bettina Hoy married (b. Over Esch). Both farmed for twelve years Gatcombe Park, the private country home of the British Princess Anne. He knows the princess since 1979, when he was trained by her then-husband Mark Phillips and Olympic champion. In February 2009, she left the facility and moved to Warendorf.

End of November 2011 gave Bettina Hoy their separation from Andrew Hoy known. Andrew Hoy lives back in the UK. Andrew and Bettina Hoy were the first couple who for different nations went in eventing at the start and against each took.


  • Olympic games 1992: Gold Team
  • 1996: Gold Team
  • 2000: Gold Team, Silver Single
  • World Championships 1986: Bronze team
  • World Equestrian Games 2006: Bronze team
  • Other major tournaments Winner Burghley Horse Trials: 1979 and 2004
  • Winner CCI 4 * Luhmühlen: 2000
  • Winner Rolex Kentucky Three Day: 2006
  • Winner Badminton Horse Trials 2006