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Nicolas Touzaint

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Nicolas Touzaint and Hidalgo de l'Ile at the Lancer Village during the cross-country phase of Badminton Horse Trials 2008.
Nicolas Touzaint and Hidalgo de l'Ile at the Lancer Village during the cross-country phase of Badminton Horse Trials 2008.
Equestrian
Competitor for 22x20px France
Olympic Games
Gold 2004 Athens 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.

Awards

  • 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, 9 th 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).
  • 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.

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