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Matthew Ryan (equestrian)

Medal record
Matthew Ryan
Matthew Ryan
Equestrian
Competitor for 22x20px Australia
Olympic Games
Gold 1992 Barcelona Three-day team
Gold 1992 Barcelona Three-day individual
Gold 2000 Sydney Three-day team

Matthew "Matt" Morgan Ryan (born 3 June 1964 in Sydney, New South Wales) is an Olympic-level equestrian rider, who competes for Australia. Matt has three older brothers, including the internationally-successful eventer and dressage rider, Heath Ryan. In 1984. he travelled to Britain to train with the great Richard Meade, before returning home the following year, and then went back to the UK in 1989 to set up a stable.

He has won three Olympic gold medals, two at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona and one at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. Additionally, he finished 8th at the 1992 Badminton Horse Trials, was selected for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics (but had to withdraw a few days before competition due to horse injury), and was the reserve rider for the 2004 Athens Olympics. He is married to eventer Marie Ryan and has a daughter called Millie and a dog called wombat.A few of his other major badminton horse trials results are: 2nd 1995 Kibah Tic Toc, 4th 2007 Bonza Katoomba, 8th 2008 Bonza Puzzle. One of his up and coming young horses is Bonza Kingscanyon who is being campaigned at novice level. Matt has his sights set on the London 2012 olympics; could Kingscanyon be the horse?!

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