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DUTTON Phillip
Sport Dressage, Eventing, Jumping
NOC United States   
Born13 Sep 1963 in Nyngan, AUS
Human Interest
Last Update
  03 Jun 2022
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He grew up around horses on his family's sheep and wheat farm.
Club / Team Phillip Dutton Eventing: United States
General Interest
Famous relatives His daughter Olivia has competed in eventing tournaments at national level in the United States of America. (, 23 Sep 2016)
Sport Specific Information
Name of coach Lauren Hough [personal]; Erik Duvander [personal]; Scott Hassler [personal]
General Interest
Nicknames Phil (, 29 Dec 2016)
Injuries He sustained an injury while playing polo in a charity match in September 2019, and then had to sit out the 2019 Plantation Field International in Coatesville, PA, United States of America. (, 27 Sep 2019;, 21 Sep 2019)

He sustained a broken collarbone, three broken ribs and a collapsed lung in September 2017. (, 22 Sep 2017)
Further Personal Information
Residence United States
Higher education Agricultural Studies - Murrumbidgee Rural Studies Centre: Yanco, ACT, AUS
General Interest
Hobbies World affairs, reading, sports, golf, tennis. (, 11 Feb 2020)
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport? When he was young, most of his time off the farm was spent at Pony Club rallies and horse trials.
General Interest
Most influential person in career His parents. (Athlete, 10 Aug 2005)
Awards and honours In March 2019 he was presented with the key to the city of Aiken, SC, United States of America. (, 03 Mar 2019)

He was named Advanced Adult Rider of the Year at the 2016 United States Eventing Association [USEA] Awards. (, 11 Dec 2016)

In 2016 the United States Equestrian Team [USET] Foundation presented him with the Whitney Stone Cup. The honour is given to the athlete who displays consistent excellence in international competition and high standards of sportsmanlike conduct. (, 25 Jan 2016)

He was named the USEA Leading Rider of the Year on 13 occasions between 1998 and 2012. (, 18 Apr 2016)

He was inducted into the Australian Sports Hall of Fame in 2002. (Athlete, 10 Aug 2005)

He was presented with the Medal of the Order of Australia [OAM] in 1996 and the Australian Sports Medal in 2000. (EFA, 21 Aug 2006)
International Debut
Year 1994
Competing for Australia
Tournament World Equestrian Games
Location The Hague, NED
Further Personal Information
Occupation Athlete, Business Owner, Coach, Horse Trainer
Languages English
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto "You are never as good as your supporters tell you, or as bad as your critics claim." (Horseware Ezine, 24 Jun 2003)
Other information RESIDENCE
Based in the United States of America, he splits his time between West Grove, Pennsylvania, and Loxahatchee, Florida. (, 20 Dec 2022;, 01 Apr 2021)

He left Australia and moved to the United States of America in 1991 in order to train in a more competitive environment. He continued to represent his country of birth at the Olympic Games and the world championships, but after permanently settling in the United States of America he began competing for his adopted country in 2007. "It was one of the toughest decisions I went through." (, 01 Apr 2021;, 22 Nov 2017)

He was a founding member of the Professional Riders Organization, which is now known as the Eventing Riders Association of North America [ERA], and served as president in 2012 and 2013. He has been a member of the United States Equestrian Federation [USEF] Active Athletes Commission and the USEF Eventing High Performance Committee, and also served as chairman of the Aiken Horse Park Foundation. (, 19 Jun 2019;, 02 Mar 2019)

He has been motivated to prolong his career after seeing American football quarterback Tom Brady win his seventh Super Bowl title at age 43 in February 2021. "I was very inspired by Tom Brady in the Super Bowl, because he kind of proved that there's no set age or number for when you can do your best. I don't think there's a set number when you have to stop. I'd like to go for as long as I can, but I also don't want to be stupid about it. I don't see a retirement date at this stage. As long as I'm not embarrassing myself or the family, I think I can keep going for a while." (, 01 Apr 2021)

Major Results
Olympic Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2012 OG-C London (GBR) MYSTERY WHISPER 23 7
2008 OG-C Hong Kong - Beijing (CHN) CONNAUGHT DSQ 7
2004 OG-C Athens (GRE) NOVA TOP 13 3
2000 OG-C Sydney NSW (AUS) HOUSE DOCTOR 1 1
1996 OG-C Atlanta GA (USA) True Blue Girdwood 1 1
World Equestrian Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2010 6th WEG-C Lexington KY (USA) WOODBURN 18 4
2006 5th WEG-C Aachen (GER) CONNAUGHT 30  
2002 4th WEG-C Jerez de la Frontera (ESP) HOUSE DOCTOR 5  
1998 3rd WEG-C Rome (ITA) True Blue Girdwood 18  
1994 2nd WEG-C Den Haag (NED) True Blue Girdwood 18 4
Continental Championships and Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2007 Pan-Am Games-C3* Rio de Janeiro RJ (BRA) TRULUCK 2 1
2003 CH-AS.P-C3* Blenheim (GBR) NOVA TOP   1
World Cup Final
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2005 CIC-W Final Malmö (SWE) NOVA TOP 9  
Other Events
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2013 CCI4*-HSBC Lexington KY (USA) FERNHILL EAGLE 11  
2013 CCI4*-HSBC Lexington KY (USA) MIGHTY NICE RET  
2012 CCI4*-HSBC Lexington KY (USA) MIGHTY NICE 10  
2012 CCI4*-HSBC Lexington KY (USA) FERNHILL EAGLE 12  
2011 CCI4*-HSBC Lexington KY (USA) FERNHILL EAGLE 18  
2010 CCI4*-HSBC Lexington KY (USA) WOODBURN 2  
2010 CCI4*-HSBC Lexington KY (USA) THE FOREMAN 6  
2009 CCI4*-HSBC Burghley (GBR) TRULUCK 4  
2009 CCI4*-HSBC Lexington KY (USA) CONNAUGHT 7  
2009 CCI4*-HSBC Lexington KY (USA) WOODBURN 12  
2008 CCI4*-HSBC Lexington KY (USA) CONNAUGHT 1  
2008 CCI4*-HSBC Lexington KY (USA) WOODBURN 10  
2008 CCI4*-HSBC Burghley (GBR) WOODBURN WD  
2007 CCI4* Lexington KY (USA) CONNAUGHT 2  
2007 CCI4* Lexington KY (USA) TRULUCK 10  
2006 CCI4* Lexington KY (USA) CONNAUGHT 4  
2006 CCI4* Lexington KY (USA) AMAZING ODYSSEY 22  
2005 CCI4*-SC Burghley (GBR) THE FOREMAN 2  
2005 CCI4*-SC Lexington KY (USA) THE FOREMAN 2  
2005 CCI4*-SC Lexington KY (USA) HANNIGAN 4  
2005 CCI4*-SC Lexington KY (USA) NOVA TOP 5  
2005 CCI4*-SC Burghley (GBR) AMAZING ODYSSEY 10  
2004 CCI4* Lexington KY (USA) NOVA TOP 2  
2003 CCI4* Badminton (GBR) HANNIGAN 8  
2003 CCI4* Lexington KY (USA) I’M SO BRITE 9  
2003 CCI4* Badminton (GBR) CAYMAN WENT 14  
2002 CCI4* Lexington KY (USA) CAYMAN WENT 20  
1998 CCI4* Burghley (GBR) FAIRDINKUM 9  
1997 CCI4* Badminton (GBR) True Blue Girdwood 35  

Current Results
Date Venue Competition Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
12.06.2014 to 15.06.2014 CCI4* Luhmühlen (GER)   MIGHTY NICE 7  
22.05.2014 to 25.05.2014 CIC2* Lexington VA (USA)   MIGHTY NICE 2  
22.05.2014 to 25.05.2014 CCI1* Lexington VA (USA)   GOOD ENOUGH 5  
22.05.2014 to 25.05.2014 CIC2* Lexington VA (USA)   ATLAS 12  
07.05.2014 to 11.05.2014 CCI3* Allentown NJ (USA)   FERNHILL FUGITIVE 2  
07.05.2014 to 11.05.2014 CIC3* Allentown NJ (USA)   SHAMWARI 4 3  
24.04.2014 to 27.04.2014 CCI4* Lexington KY (USA)   TRADING ACES 8  
24.04.2014 to 27.04.2014 CCI4* Lexington KY (USA)   MIGHTY NICE WD  
24.04.2014 to 27.04.2014 CCI4* Lexington KY (USA)   MR MEDICOTT WD  
18.04.2014 to 20.04.2014 CIC3* Elkton MD (USA)   SHAMWARI 4 3  
02.04.2014 to 06.04.2014 CIC3* Norwood NC (USA)   FERNHILL FUGITIVE 23  
02.04.2014 to 06.04.2014 CIC3* Norwood NC (USA)   SHAMWARI 4 EL  
20.03.2014 to 23.03.2014 CIC3* Southern Pines NC (USA)   FERNHILL FUGITIVE 10  
20.03.2014 to 23.03.2014 CIC3* Southern Pines NC (USA)   MR MEDICOTT 15  
20.03.2014 to 23.03.2014 CIC3* Southern Pines NC (USA)   MIGHTY NICE 16  
05.03.2014 to 09.03.2014 CIC3* Tallahassee FL (USA)   FERNHILL FUGITIVE 18  
05.03.2014 to 09.03.2014 CIC3* Tallahassee FL (USA)   MIGHTY NICE WD  
05.03.2014 to 09.03.2014 CIC3* Tallahassee FL (USA)   ATLAS RET  
23.10.2013 to 27.10.2013 CCI4*-HSBC Pau (FRA)   MR MEDICOTT 4  
16.10.2013 to 20.10.2013 CCI3* Elkton MD (USA)   WILLIAM PENN 9  
16.10.2013 to 20.10.2013 CCI3* Elkton MD (USA)   FERNHILL FUGITIVE WD  
20.09.2013 to 22.09.2013 CIC3* Unionville PA (USA)   MR MEDICOTT 5  
20.09.2013 to 22.09.2013 CIC3* Unionville PA (USA)   WILLIAM PENN 19  
20.09.2013 to 22.09.2013 CIC2* Unionville PA (USA)   SCOTTIE DUCATI 56  
20.09.2013 to 22.09.2013 CIC3* Unionville PA (USA)   FERNHILL FUGITIVE RET  
12.09.2013 to 15.09.2013 CCI3* Blenheim (GBR)   BEN 33  
22.08.2013 to 25.08.2013 CIC3* Richland MI (USA)   BEN 5  
22.08.2013 to 25.08.2013 CIC3* Richland MI (USA)   FERNHILL FUGITIVE 15  
22.08.2013 to 25.08.2013 CIC3* Richland MI (USA)   MR MEDICOTT 16  
24.07.2013 to 28.07.2013 CIC3* Kalispell MT (USA)   BEN EL  
06.06.2013 to 09.06.2013 CIC3* Bromont QC (CAN)   BEN 1  
06.06.2013 to 09.06.2013 CCI1* Bromont QC (CAN)   MANSFIELD PARK 4  
06.06.2013 to 09.06.2013 CCI3* Bromont QC (CAN)   FERNHILL FUGITIVE 7  
06.06.2013 to 09.06.2013 CCI3* Bromont QC (CAN)   WILLIAM PENN WD  
23.05.2013 to 26.05.2013 CIC2* Lexington VA (USA)   FERNHILL FUGITIVE 1  
23.05.2013 to 26.05.2013 CCI1* Lexington VA (USA)   MANSFIELD PARK EL  
16.05.2013 to 19.05.2013 CIC3* Fairburn GA (USA)   BEN 3  
16.05.2013 to 19.05.2013 CIC3* Fairburn GA (USA)   WILLIAM PENN 10  
08.05.2013 to 12.05.2013 CIC3* Allentown NJ (USA)   CRACKER JACK 9  
08.05.2013 to 12.05.2013 CIC3* Allentown NJ (USA)   PANCHO VILLA EL  
08.05.2013 to 12.05.2013 CCI3* Allentown NJ (USA)   FERNHILL FUGITIVE EL  
24.04.2013 to 28.04.2013 CCI4*-HSBC Lexington KY (USA)   FERNHILL EAGLE 11  
24.04.2013 to 28.04.2013 CCI4*-HSBC Lexington KY (USA)   MIGHTY NICE RET  
04.04.2013 to 07.04.2013 CIC3* Norwood NC (USA)   FERNHILL FUGITIVE 8  
04.04.2013 to 07.04.2013 CIC3* Norwood NC (USA)   ATLAS 11  
04.04.2013 to 07.04.2013 CIC3* Norwood NC (USA)   MIGHTY NICE 23  
07.03.2013 to 10.03.2013 CIC3* Tallahassee FL (USA)   MIGHTY NICE 1  
07.03.2013 to 10.03.2013 CIC3* Tallahassee FL (USA)   ATLAS 6  
11.10.2012 to 14.10.2012 CCIO3*-NC Boekelo (NED)   ATLAS   6
28.07.2012 to 09.08.2012 Olympic Games-C London (GBR)   MYSTERY WHISPER   7
Abbreviation Meaning
DNF Did Not Finish
DNS Did Not Start
DNQ Did Not Qualify
DSQ Disqualified
FNR Finished No Rank
RET Retired
WDW Withdrawal

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