Sam Griffiths

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Sam Griffiths
Sam Griffiths Happy Times Quarry Badminton 2011.jpg
Sam Griffiths and Happy Times at the Quarry during the cross-country phase of Badminton Horse Trials 2011.
Medal record
Representing  Australia
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Rio de Janeiro Team eventing

Sam Griffiths is an Australian Eventing rider from Pearcedale in Victoria. 2017 saw him as the Ambassador to the Mitsubishi Motors Adelaide International Horse Trials. 4th individually at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games and part of the Bronze medal winning team. He won the 2014 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials riding Paulank Brockagh who he later went on to ride in the FEI World Equestrian Games. Winner of the 2014 Event Rider of the Year L'Année Hippique Awards. At the 2012 Summer Olympics he competed in the Individual and Team eventing, but fell during the cross-country event and did not finish.[1][2] He was originally selected as the second reserve rider, but entered the team when two other Australian horses were unable to compete.[3] Now based in the UK competing himself and training other riders

CCI5* Results[edit]

Event Kentucky Badminton Luhmühlen Burghley Pau Adelaide
2004 6th (Private Colin)
34th (Chamois IV)
17th (Private Colin)
2005 15th (Connigar Bay)
2006 26th (Connigar Bay) 8th (Connigar Bay)
2007 WD (Connigar Bay) 11th (Connigar Bay)
2008 26th (Connigar Bay)
2009 3rd, bronze medalist(s) (Happy Times) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) (Happy Times)
2010 Did not participate
2011 4th (Happy Times) 16th (Happy Times)
2012 9th (Happy Times)
2013 15th (Happy Times)
43rd (Paulank Brockagh)
12th (Happy Times)
13th (Paulank Brockagh)
2014 1st, gold medalist(s) (Paulank Brockagh) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) (Happy Times)
2015 10th (Paulank Brockagh)
RET (Happy Times)
9th (Paulank Brockagh)
27th (Happy Times)
2016 29th (Paulank Brockagh) RET (Happy Times)
2017 34th (Paulank Brockagh) 8th (Paulank Brockagh)
2018 15th (Paulank Brockaugh)
2019 RET (Billy Liffy) 7th (Paulank Brockagh)
EL = Eliminated; RET = Retired; WD = Withdrew

Notable Horses[edit]

  • Private Colin- 1994 Bay Gelding
    • 2003 Asian Pacific Championships - Team Gold Medal, Individual Silver Medal
  • In The Groove - 1989 Bay Irish Sport Horse Gelding
    • 2003 FEI World Cup Final - 19th Place
  • Noble Opposition - 1997 Bay Gelding
    • 2004 FEI Eventing Young Horse World Championships - 17th Place
  • Motion Bound - 2001 Brown Gelding (Farrington Spondulicks x Horace)
    • 2008 FEI Eventing Young Horse World Championships - 16th Place
  • Happy Times - 1999 Bay Oldenburg Gelding (Heraldik XX x Maraschino)
    • 2012 London Olympic Games - Team Sixth Place
  • Paulank Brockagh - 2003 Bay Irish Sport Horse Mare (Touchdown x Trigerrero)
    • 2014 Badminton CCI**** Winner
    • 2014 World Equestrian Games - Team Fourth Place, Individual 16th Place
    • 2016 Rio Olympics - Team Bronze Medal, Individual Fourth Place


  1. ^ Olympic results
  2. ^ "Equestrian hopes seem forlorn after falls on Greenwich course". 31 July 2012.
  3. ^ {{cite Other notable results include 3rd at Burghley Horse Trails riding Happy Times in 2014 news|url= |title=Griffiths still in shock at London call-up|first=Steve|last=Larkin||date=28 July 2012}}

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