Virginia Leng

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Virginia Leng
Medal record
Representing  Great Britain
Equestrian
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1984 Los Angeles Team eventing
Silver medal – second place 1988 Seoul Team eventing
Bronze medal – third place 1984 Los Angeles Individual eventing
Bronze medal – third place 1988 Seoul Individual eventing
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1982 Luhmühlen Team eventing
Gold medal – first place 1986 Gawler Individual eventing
Gold medal – first place 1986 Gawler Team eventing
Silver medal – second place 1990 Stockholm Team eventing
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1981 Horsens Team eventing
Gold medal – first place 1985 Burghley Individual eventing
Gold medal – first place 1985 Burghley Team eventing
Gold medal – first place 1987 Luhmühlen Individual eventing
Gold medal – first place 1987 Luhmuhlen Team eventing
Gold medal – first place 1989 Burghley Individual eventing
Gold medal – first place 1989 Burghley Team eventing
Silver medal – second place 1983 Frauenfeld Team eventing

Virginia Helen Antoinette "Ginny" Elliott MBE (née Holgate, formerly Leng, born 2 February 1955)[1] is a British equestrian competitor who competed in eventing. She is the 1986 World Champion and three-time Individual European Champion (1985, 1987, 1989). She also won two World team golds (1982 and 1986) and four European team golds (1981, 1985–89). A four-tme Olympic medallist, she won Individual bronze and team silver in both 1984 and 1988. From 2008 to 2013, she was the manager of the Irish eventing team.

Major wins[edit]

World and European titles:

  • 1985 European champion - Priceless
  • 1986 World champion - Priceless
  • 1987 European champion - Night Cap II
  • 1989 European champion - Master Craftsman

Badminton Horse Trials:

  • 1985 - Priceless,
  • 1989 - Master Craftsman,
  • 1993 - Welton Houdini

Burghley Horse Trials:

  • 1983 – Priceless,
  • 1984 - Night Cap II,
  • 1985 - Priceless,
  • 1986 - Murphy Himself
  • 1989 - Master Craftsman (first person to win Burghley five times).

Personal life[edit]

Born Virginia Holgate and raised in Malta, she married Julian Leng in 1985. The couple divorced in 1989. In 1993, she married Michael Elliott. Her Horses Night Cap II and Priceless, were by the eventing stallion Ben Faerie. Since the 1980s, she has written several books.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ sports-reference.com bio Accessed 30 October 2008
  2. ^ British Library