Nicolas Touzaint

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Nicolas Touzaint
Nicolas touzaint hidalgo de lile lancer village badminton 2008.jpg
Nicolas Touzaint and Hidalgo de l'Ile at the Lancer Village during the cross-country phase of Badminton Horse Trials 2008.
Medal record
Competitor for  France
Olympic Games
Gold 2004 Athens Team eventing
European Championships
Gold 2003 Punchestown Individual eventing
Gold 2007 Rome Individual eventing
Silver 2003 Punchestown Team eventing
Silver 2005 Blenheim Team eventing
Silver 2007 Rome Team eventing
Silver 2011 Luhmühlen Team eventing
Bronze 2013 Malmo Team eventing

Nicolas Touzaint, born 10 May 1980, is a French professional horserider specialising in three-day eventing. He was born into a family already known for its performance in equestrianism: his father, Jean-Yves Touzaint, was champion of France eventing in 1975 and 1976. His uncle, Thierry Touzaint, is a national coach in the same discipline.

On 4 May 2008 he became the first Frenchman to win the Badminton Horse Trials.


  • 2003: champion of Europe at Punchestown (Ireland) and second in the team event with Galan de Sauvagère.
  • 2004: Olympic champion team in the Olympic Games in Athens, 9 th in individual with Galan de Sauvagère.
  • 2005: Vice-champion of Europe team to Blenheim (England) with Hildago de l'Ile in 2005.
  • 2005: French champion.
  • 2006: French champion, after only three stages, where Nicolas Touzaint finished first in six.
  • 2006: winner of the finals of the World Cup competitions complete with Galan de Sauvagère in Malmo (Sweden).
  • 2006 Winner of Boekelo CCI*** in Boekelo, The Netherlands with Tatchou
  • 2007: Winner of CCI ** Compiègne with Joker of Helby
  • 2007: Winner of CCI *** Pratoni del Vivaro in Italy with Galan de Sauvagère
  • 2007: Winner of CCI *** Fontainebleau with Galan de Sauvagère
  • 2007: Winner of CCI *** Saumur with Tatchou
  • 2007: Champion of France eventing
  • 2007: champion of Europe in Pratoni del Vivaro (Italy) and vice-champion of Europe with a team of Galan Sauvagère
  • 2007: Winner of CCI **** Pau Hidalgo with the island.
  • 2007: After this season he Exceptional is No. 3 on the FEI world rankings list
  • 2008: Champion of France Contest Complete with Tatchou (Pompadour 25–26 April 2008)
  • 2008: winner of CCI **** Badminton (Great Britain) with Hildago de l'Ile.