Andrew Hoy

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Andrew Hoy
Andrew Hoy Rutherglen cross country London 2012.jpg
Andrew Hoy and Rutherglen compete at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
Personal information
Full nameAndrew James Hoy
Nationality Australia
Born (1959-02-08) 8 February 1959 (age 62)
Culcairn, New South Wales

Andrew James Hoy, OAM[1] (born 8 February 1959 in Culcairn, New South Wales) is an Australian equestrian rider. He has won six Olympic medals: three gold, two silvers and one bronze. He has competed in eight Olympic games, which is an Australian record;[2] and at the 2020 Summer Olympics he was 62 years old, making him Australia's oldest ever male Olympian.[3] After winning two medals in Tokyo, he did not rule out trying for future Olympic teams.[4]

Hoy is based in Leicestershire, in the United Kingdom with his team. He has been living in the UK since 1993.[5]

Hoy was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 2000.[6]

Early years[edit]

Andrew Hoy was born in Culcairn, NSW and spent his earlier years there. He started riding when only six-years-old. The rest of his life has been spent aound horses. In 1978 he moved to England to train and now lives there.

Hoy participated in his first International Championships at the age of 19 where he represented Australia at the 1978 World Championships in Kentucky. A year later he won his first CCI4* competition.[7]


Andrew and his ex-wife Bettina Hoy, who competed at the Olympic level for Germany, lived for 12 years in Gloucestershire, at the Gatcombe Park estate of The Princess Royal. The Hoys were the only married couple that has ever competed against each other in different teams for the same Olympic medals.[8] In January 2009, the couple moved to the DOKR (Deutsches Olympia Kommitee für Reiterei) in Warendorf, Germany. In June 2010 Andrew Hoy moved to Farley Estate in the UK, and then to Wiltshire. In November 2011, Bettina publicly announced their separation.[9] She handed her ride, Lanfranco TSF to her former husband, Andrew Hoy, under the terms of their divorce agreement.[10] In 2013, Hoy and partner Stefanie Strobl moved to Somerby, Leicestershire.[5] Hoy and Strobl have a daughter and son.[3]

Olympic results[edit]

At the 2020 Summer Olympics he rode David and Paula Evans' 12-year-old Anglo-Arab Vassily de Lassos.[11]

CCI 5* Results[edit]

Event Kentucky Badminton Luhmühlen Burghley Pau Adelaide
2002 8th (Darien Powers) 4th (Mr. Pracatan)
2003 7th (Mr. Pracatan)
26th (Moonfleet)
9th (Master Monarch)
2004 5th (Mr. Pracatan) 1st place, gold medalist(s) (Moonfleet)
4th (Master Monarch)
2005 8th (Exquis Yeoman's Point)
EL (Moonfleet)
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) (Master Monarch)
6th (Mr. Pracatan)
11th (Moonfleet) 6th (Mr. Pracatan)
WD (Master Monarch)
2006 1st place, gold medalist(s) (Master Monarch)
9th (Exquis Yeoman's Point)
1st place, gold medalist(s) (Moonfleet)
15th (Mr. Pracatan)
12th (Classy Touch) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) (Moonfleet)
5th (Mr. Pracatan)
2007 14th (Classy Touch) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) (Master Monarch) WD (Exquis Yeoman's Point)
2008 EL (Moonfleet) 4th (Moonfleet) RET (Moonfleet) 6th (Moonfleet)
2009 EL (Grand Joca)
2010-2011 Did not participate
2012 17th (Rutherglen) 6th (Rutherglen)
2013 WD (Rutherglen)
2014 11th (Rutherglen) RET (Rutherglen)
2015 EL (Rutherglen)
EL (Lanfranco)
RET (Algebra) EL (Rutherglen)
2016 11th (Rutherglen) 20th (Rutherglen)
EL (The Blue Frontier)
2017 41st (Rutherglen)
EL (The Blue Frontier)
37th (The Blue Frontier)
EL = Eliminated; RET = Retired; WD = Withdrew


  1. ^ "Hoy, Andrew James". It's an Honour. Retrieved 8 January 2012.
  2. ^ "'Country town kid' Andrew Hoy sets Australian Olympic record". 2GB. Nine Radio. 16 July 2021. Retrieved 17 July 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Hoy and Hanna Make History as Equestrian Team for Tokyo Announced". Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  4. ^ Tokyo Olympics 2021: Andrew Hoy eyes Brisbane 2032 Games swansong, The Australian, August 3 2021
  5. ^ a b "At Home With Andrew Hoy". 10 January 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2020.
  6. ^ "Andrew Hoy". Sport Australia Hall of Fame. Retrieved 25 September 2020.
  7. ^ "Andrew Hoy". Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 29 August 2021.
  8. ^ Price, Sarah (21 July 2021). "Andrew Hoy saddles up for Tokyo 2020". The Saturday Paper. Retrieved 27 August 2021.
  9. ^ "Nach der Trennung des Traumpaares: Hoys Neustart" (in German). 29 November 2011.
  10. ^ "Lanfranco TSF caught in middle of Hoy divorce". 10 March 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2014.
  11. ^ "The record breaking Olympian living in rural Leicestershire". Nico Morgan Media. Retrieved 19 July 2021.

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