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TOUZAINT Nicolas
Sport Dressage, Eventing, Jumping
NOC France   
GenderMale
Born10 May 1980 in Angers, FRA
Height1.75 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence France
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team Ecuries du Grand-Rondet: France
General Interest
Famous relatives His father Jean-Yves and his uncle Thierry both represented France in eventing at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal. His father was French champion in the sport in 1975, 1976, and 1991, while his uncle Thierry has also coached the French eventing team. (lecheval.fr, 29 Jan 2021; SportsDeskOnline, 12 Jun 2020; ffe.com, 29 Aug 2019)
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport? His family was involved in the sport. He initially played football before switching to equestrian sport. "Every summer my father made me try riding, but I was afraid. The change came when I was 13. I took confidence with a pony. I fell but then I stood up while joking. That was it and it all went fast from then."
General Interest
Most influential person in career His family. (ffe.com, 23 Sep 2018)
Hero / Idol New Zealand eventer Mark Todd. (frenchhorseandcountry.com, 23 Aug 2010)
Awards and honours In 2007 a sports centre was named after him in the village of Saint-Clement-de-la-Place, France. (ffe.com, 28 Jun 2014)
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He became interested in horses at about age 10. He began competing at age 13.
Further Personal Information
Occupation Athlete, Business Owner, Coach, Horse Trainer
Languages French
General Interest
Nicknames Nico (frenchhorseandcountry.com, 23 Aug 2010)
Other information STABLES
In 2021 he relocated from Saint-Clement-de-la-Place to Ecuries du Grand-Rondet in Becon-les-Granits, France. He established the stables alongside Francois Neveu. "Francois manages the owners. I focus more on commerce and the valuation of competition horses, as well as their training." (ouest-france.fr, 27 Feb 2022)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has his own line of equestrian equipment, clothes, and accessories. He has also worked as a coach at the French Equestrian Society [SHF]. (shf.eu, 05 Mar 2019; nicolas-touzaint.fr, 27 Aug 2014)
Last Update
  25 Nov 2022
General Interest
Ambitions To compete at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. (ouest-france.fr, 03 Aug 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Humility, simplicity, generosity." (Facebook page, 12 Dec 2019)
Milestones In May 2008 he became the first French rider to win the Badminton Horse Trials in England. (telegraph.co.uk, 06 May 2008)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold in the team competition at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, and claiming team bronze at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (ouest-france.fr, 03 Aug 2021)

Major Results
Olympic Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2012 OG-C London (GBR) HILDAGO DE L’ILE 17 8
2008 OG-C Hong Kong - Beijing (CHN) GALAN DE SAUVAGÈRE WD  
2004 OG-C Athens (GRE) GALAN DE SAUVAGÈRE 8 1
2000 OG-C Sydney NSW (AUS) COBRA D'OR RET  
World Equestrian Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2006 5th WEG-C Aachen (GER) HILDAGO DE L’ILE 28 7
Continental Championships and Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2013 CH-M-YH-CCI1* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA) TZINGA D'AUZAY 6  
2013 CH-EU-C3* Malmö (SWE) LESBOS 11 3
2013 CH-M-YH-CCI2* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA) SCIDJO 11  
2011 CH-M-YH-CCI2* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA) ZONLICHT 7  
2011 CH-EU-C3* Luhmühlen (GER) NEPTUNE DE SARTENE 8 2
2009 CH-EU-C3* Fontainebleau (FRA) TATCHOU EL 5
2008 CH-M-YH-CCI1* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA) O'RYON DE CAZENEUVE 8  
2007 CH-EU-C3* Pratoni del Vivaro (ITA) GALAN DE SAUVAGÈRE 1 2
2007 CH-M-YH-CCI2* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA) BARLOVENTO 9  
2005 CH-EU-C3* Blenheim (GBR) HILDAGO DE L’ILE 52 2
2004 CH-M-YH-CCI2* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA) JOKER D’HELBY 1  
2004 CH-M-YH-CCI2* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA) NEREMPTAH ST LAURENT 11  
2003 CH-EU-C3* Punchestown (IRL) GALAN DE SAUVAGÈRE 1 2
1999 CH-EU-Y-C2* Necarne Castle (IRL) COBRA D'OR 22 4
World Cup Final
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2008 CIC-W Final Deauville (FRA) HILDAGO DE L’ILE 5  
2006 CIC-W Final Malmö (SWE) GALAN DE SAUVAGÈRE 1  
Other Events
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2011 CCI4*-HSBC Pau (FRA) HILDAGO DE L’ILE 5  
2009 CCI4*-HSBC Lexington KY (USA) HILDAGO DE L’ILE 4  
2008 CCI4*-HSBC Badminton (GBR) HILDAGO DE L’ILE 1  
2008 CCI4*-HSBC Pau (FRA) TATCHOU 2  
2007 CCI4* Pau (FRA) HILDAGO DE L’ILE 1  
2007 CCI4* Badminton (GBR) HILDAGO DE L’ILE RET  

Current Results
Date Venue Competition Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
22.05.2014 to 25.05.2014 CIC2* Saumur (FRA)   RADIJAGUE 11  
22.05.2014 to 25.05.2014 CCI3* Saumur (FRA)   CROCKET 30 24  
22.05.2014 to 25.05.2014 CIC2* Saumur (FRA)   WARRE VH OOIEVAARSHOF Z EL  
19.03.2014 to 23.03.2014 CCI1* Fontainebleau (FRA)   CARETINHUS 1  
19.03.2014 to 23.03.2014 CICO3*-NC Fontainebleau (FRA)   CROCKET 30 4 1
19.03.2014 to 23.03.2014 CCI1* Fontainebleau (FRA)   TZINGA D'AUZAY 13  
19.03.2014 to 23.03.2014 CCI1* Fontainebleau (FRA)   TOPSECRET D'EGLEFIN 32  
17.10.2013 to 20.10.2013 CH-M-YH-CCI1* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA)   TZINGA D'AUZAY 6  
17.10.2013 to 20.10.2013 CH-M-YH-CCI2* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA)   SCIDJO 11  
02.10.2013 to 06.10.2013 CIC1* Lignières (FRA)   SCIDJO 3  
02.10.2013 to 06.10.2013 CCI2* Lignières (FRA)   CROCKET 30 7  
02.10.2013 to 06.10.2013 CIC1* Lignières (FRA)   PRINCESSE PILOT (DE) 7  
02.10.2013 to 06.10.2013 CIC1* Lignières (FRA)   CARETINHUS EL  
16.09.2013 to 22.09.2013 CICYH1* Pompadour (FRA)   TZINGA D'AUZAY 5  
16.09.2013 to 22.09.2013 CICYH1* Pompadour (FRA)   CARETINHUS 10  
29.08.2013 to 01.09.2013 CH-EU-C3* Malmö (SWE)   LESBOS 11 3
08.08.2013 to 11.08.2013 CCI2* Hartpury (GBR)   CROCKET 30 9  
27.06.2013 to 30.06.2013 CCI1* Bazoges en Pareds (FRA)   SCIDJO 10  
27.06.2013 to 30.06.2013 CCI1* Bazoges en Pareds (FRA)   QUID NOV'OR 24  
20.06.2013 to 23.06.2013 CIC3* Arville (BEL)   CROCKET 30 17  
23.05.2013 to 26.05.2013 CIC2* Saumur (FRA)   CROCKET 30 2  
23.05.2013 to 26.05.2013 CCI3* Saumur (FRA)   LESBOS 2  
11.10.2012 to 14.10.2012 CCIO3*-NC Boekelo (NED)   PRINCESSE PILOT (DE)   3
28.07.2012 to 09.08.2012 Olympic Games-C London (GBR)   HILDAGO DE L’ILE   8
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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