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KYLE Mark
Sport Eventing, Jumping
NOC Ireland   
GenderMale
Born05 Jun 1973
Height1.83 m
Human Interest
General Interest
Injuries He broke his ankle after a fall from his horse Jemilla at the 2017 Chatsworth Horse Trials in England. (horseandhound.co.uk, 15 May 2017)

He broke his ankle in 2003. (queenholme.com, 01 Jul 2009)
Further Personal Information
Residence Wymeswold, ENG
General Interest
Most influential person in career His parents. (horsesportireland.ie, 16 Aug 2010)
Hero / Idol Northern Irish horse racing jockey Tony McCoy. (horsesportireland.ie, 16 Aug 2010)
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began riding at age three.
Further Personal Information
Occupation Business Owner, Coach, Horse Trainer
General Interest
Other information RETIREMENT
He retired from eventing after he broke his ankle in a fall from his horse Jemilla at the 2017 Chatsworth Horse Trials in England. He works as a coach for his daughter Tabitha who competes in equestrian jumping at elite junior level. (horseandhound.co.uk, 11 Mar 2020, 15 May 2017; queenholme.com, 01 Jan 2020; Tabitha Kyle Showjumping Facebook page, 19 Jul 2019)

STABLES
He and his wife Tanya own the Queenholme Equestrian facility in Wymeswold, England. (Facebook team page, 10 Apr 2020; queenholme.com, 01 Jan 2020)
Further Personal Information
Languages English
Last Update
  22 Apr 2020
General Interest
Other sports He has competed in equestrian jumping at national level. (britishshowjumping.co.uk, 2016)
Famous relatives His father Johnny, his mother Gillian, and his wife Tanya have all competed in eventing at an elite level. His brother John Kyle has worked as an equestrian commentator, and his daughter Tabitha has competed in equestrian jumping on ponies at international level. (queenholme.com, 01 Jan 2019; johnkylespeaks.com, 12 Sep 2016; Facebook profile, 09 Sep 2016; independent.ie, 03 Aug 2016)
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport? Equestrian sport is a tradition in his family.

Major Results
Olympic Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2012 OG-C London (GBR) COOLIO 21 5
2004 OG-C Athens (GRE) DRUNKEN DISORDERLY 22 8
World Equestrian Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2010 6th WEG-C Lexington KY (USA) STEP IN TIME 41 7
1998 3rd WEG-C Rome (ITA) IRISH PATRIOT 31 6
Continental Championships and Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2013 CH-M-YH-CCI2* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA) JEMILLA 33  
2011 CH-EU-C3* Luhmühlen (GER) COOLIO 21 5
2011 CH-M-YH-CCI2* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA) ZIMBAY 21  
2009 CH-M-YH-CCI2* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA) COOLIO 24  
2007 CH-M-YH-CCI2* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA) WILLOW FAIRGREEN ATTRACTION 25  
2005 CH-EU-C3* Blenheim (GBR) DRUNKEN DISORDERLY 29 7
2003 CH-EU-C3* Punchestown (IRL) DRUNKEN DISORDERLY 17  
1997 CH-EU-C3* Burghley (GBR) IRISH PATRIOT 29 6
1994 CH-EU-Y-C2* Blenheim (GBR) COUNTY OAK 21 3
1991 CH-EU-J-C1* Rotherfield Park (GBR) POLAR FOX 16 3
Other Events
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2012 CCI4*-HSBC Burghley (GBR) STEP IN TIME RET  
2012 CCI4*-HSBC Burghley (GBR) WILLOW FAIRGREEN ATTRACTION WD  
2011 CCI4*-HSBC Burghley (GBR) STEP IN TIME 24  
2011 CCI4*-HSBC Badminton (GBR) STEP IN TIME 53  
2010 CCI4*-HSBC Pau (FRA) NITETIME CAVALIER 15  
2010 CCI4*-HSBC Badminton (GBR) STEP IN TIME 20  
2009 CCI4*-HSBC Pau (FRA) NITETIME CAVALIER 16  
2009 CCI4*-HSBC Pau (FRA) STEP IN TIME 24  
2009 CCI4*-HSBC Pau (FRA) WILLOW FAIRGREEN ATTRACTION WD  
2005 CCI4*-SC Badminton (GBR) DRUNKEN DISORDERLY 21  
2004 CCI4* Burghley (GBR) DRUNKEN DISORDERLY 15  
2002 CCI4* Burghley (GBR) DRUNKEN DISORDERLY 26  

Current Results
Date Venue Competition Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
05.06.2014 to 08.06.2014 CCI3* Bramham (GBR)   COOLIO 8  
08.05.2014 to 11.05.2014 CCI4* Badminton (GBR)   COOLIO EL  
17.10.2013 to 20.10.2013 CH-M-YH-CCI2* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA)   JEMILLA 33  
03.10.2013 to 06.10.2013 CCIYH2* Osberton (GBR)   SBT PROSPECTOR 4  
03.10.2013 to 06.10.2013 CCIYH2* Osberton (GBR)   ALKIMA GII 7  
03.10.2013 to 06.10.2013 CCI1* Osberton (GBR)   KILRONAN CLASSIC 18  
03.10.2013 to 06.10.2013 CCI2* Osberton (GBR)   LOUGHTON PEARL 25  
03.10.2013 to 06.10.2013 CCI2* Osberton (GBR)   RUDY MINOTAIS 33  
03.10.2013 to 06.10.2013 CCI1* Osberton (GBR)   CAROLUS K DHI 45  
30.05.2013 to 02.06.2013 CIC3* Ratoath, Tattersalls (IRL)   COOLIO 3  
30.05.2013 to 02.06.2013 CCI3* Ratoath, Tattersalls (IRL)   JUST OTTO 9  
30.05.2013 to 02.06.2013 CIC3* Ratoath, Tattersalls (IRL)   STEP IN TIME 10  
30.05.2013 to 02.06.2013 CCI2* Ratoath, Tattersalls (IRL)   LOUGHTON PEARL 31  
30.05.2013 to 02.06.2013 CCI3* Ratoath, Tattersalls (IRL)   WILLOW FAIRGREEN ATTRACTION EL  
17.05.2013 to 19.05.2013 CIC2* Rockingham (GBR)   JEMILLA 15  
17.05.2013 to 19.05.2013 CIC2* Rockingham (GBR)   RUDY MINOTAIS 39  
28.07.2012 to 09.08.2012 Olympic Games-C London (GBR)   COOLIO   5
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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