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
Representing  France
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens Team eventing
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2003 Punchestown Individual eventing
Gold medal – first place 2007 Pratoni del Vivaro Individual eventing
Silver medal – second place 2003 Punchestown Team eventing
Silver medal – second place 2005 Blenheim Team eventing
Silver medal – second place 2007 Pratoni del Vivaro Team eventing
Silver medal – second place 2011 Luhmühlen Team eventing
Bronze medal – third place 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, 9th 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.