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Virginia Leng

Medal record
Olympic Games
Silver 1984 Los Angeles Team eventing
Silver 1988 Seoul Team eventing
Bronze 1984 Los Angeles Individual eventing
Bronze 1988 Seoul Individual eventing
World Championships
Gold 1986 Gawler Individual eventing
Gold 1986 Gawler Team eventing
Gold 1982 Luhmühlen Team eventing
Silver 1990 Stockholm Team eventing

Virginia Helen Antoinette Holgate, also known as Ginny Leng, (born 2 February 1955 in Malta [1]) is a British equestrian.

She won several national and international titles, including the European Champion, the Badminton Horse Trials and the Burghley Horse Trials a record five times. Among her mounts were Murphy Himself, Night Cap III, and Priceless, the latter two by the eventing stallion Ben Faerie. Since the 1980s, she has written several books.[2]

Ginny Elliott, as she is now known, remains an avid supported and contributor to the sport of eventing as she is currently (2009) the manager of the Irish Eventing Team.


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


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