Neale Lavis

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Neale Lavis
Medal record
Representing  Australia
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1960 Rome Eventing, team
Silver medal – second place 1960 Rome Eventing, individual

Neale John Lavis, OAM[1] (born 11 June 1930) is an Australian equestrian and Olympic champion. He won a team gold medal in eventing at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, and a silver medal in individual eventing.[2] He also participated at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, but did not win any medals there.[3] He later became involved with a cattle and racehorse stud in Braidwood, which produced Just A Dash, the winner of the 1981 Melbourne Cup, and Strawberry Road, the 1982/83 Racehorse of the Year.[3]

Lavis was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1989,[3] received a Medal of the Order of Australia in 1999,[1] and received an Australian Sports Medal in 2000.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Lavis, Neale John". It's an Honour. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Neale Lavis". SR/Olympic Sports. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 27 December 2008. 
  3. ^ a b c "Neale Lavis OAM". Sport Australia Hall of Fame. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Lavis, Neale: Australian Spors Medal". It's an Honour. Retrieved 10 October 2013.