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Sport Dressage, Eventing
NOC Australia   
Born17 Nov 1967 in Moora, AUS
Human Interest
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He took up the sport at age eight, riding at showing classes in Perth, WA, Australia. He first discovered cross-country at age 16 when he entered a Pony Club tetrathlon.
General Interest
Other information STABLES
He runs Fredericks Equestrian International in Ocala, FL, United States of America, where he trains and sells horses and coaches riders. He also sells temporary stabling products in the United States of America through his business Fredericks Equestrian International Stabling. (Facebook page, 28 Jan 2023; LinkedIn profile, 01 Jan 2023;, 01 Jan 2020;, 17 Jan 2019)

He acted as chef d'equipe of the Hong Kong, China eventing team at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, Republic of Korea. In 2013 he was appointed technical advisor of Canada's eventing team and coached them at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. His term with the Canadian team came to an end in November 2016. (, 16 Nov 2016; Facebook page, 15 Oct 2016;, 25 Jul 2016;, 18 Apr 2016)

Between 2008 and 2014 he served as rider representative of the International Equestrian Federation [FEI] Eventing Committee. He also helped design the eventing course at the Ocala Jockey Club in Florida, United States of America. "My work as a course designer is really benefitting from the fact that I am still riding [speaking in 2020]. My whole course design has never come from the technical side of it. One of the things about starting this sport in Australia, then moving to Europe, and then spending so much time in the UK, and now to America - I've got a good global view of the sport. It has influenced me as a designer." (Galway Downs Facebook page, 04 Nov 2022;, 02 Sep 2020;, 11 Nov 2019;, 15 Nov 2016)
Injuries He strained a tendon in his left shoulder at the 2006 Burghley Championships in England. (, 01 Aug 2008)

He broke his left leg at the 1992 Trans-Tasman competition, which resulted in three months on the sidelines. (Athlete, 10 Aug 2006)
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport? He initially took up riding because of his love for horses, but as he got older he realised the sport was a good opportunity to meet girls. Equestrian also allowed him to travel the world.
International Debut
Year 1995
Competing for Australia
Tournament European Championships
Location Italy
Further Personal Information
Occupation Athlete, Business Owner, Coach, Horse Trainer
Languages English
General Interest
Nicknames Freddo (Athlete, 10 Aug 2006)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Be prepared, then be prepared to change." (Athlete, 10 Aug 2006)
Further Personal Information
Residence Ocala, FL, USA
Higher education Construction - Leederville Technical College: Australia
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team Fredericks Equestrian International: Ocala, FL, USA
Last Update
  29 Jun 2022
General Interest
Milestones He and his ex-wife Lucinda were only the second married couple to represent Australia at an Olympic Games on the same team. The couple both competed at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. (, 02 Nov 2011)
Famous relatives His daughter Ellie Fredericks has competed in eventing and jumping at elite junior level. (Ellie Fredericks Equestrian Facebook page, 04 May 2020;, 31 Oct 2019;, 02 Jan 2015)
Awards and honours He has received the Keys to the City of Ocala in Florida, United States of America, from the mayor of Ocala. (, 01 Jan 2013)

Major Results
Olympic Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2012 OG-C London (GBR) BENDIGO EL 6
2008 OG-C Hong Kong - Beijing (CHN) BEN ALONG TIME 7 2
World Equestrian Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2006 5th WEG-C Aachen (GER) BEN ALONG TIME 2 3
Continental Championships and Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2011 CH-M-YH-CCI2* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA) MR BIG CAT EL  
2010 CH-M-YH-CCI1* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA) MR SYDNEY ROCKS 4  
2008 CH-M-YH-CCI2* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA) MR.MILLER 2 17  
2004 CH-M-YH-CCI2* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA) NULLABOR 7  
World Cup Final
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2009 CIC-W Final Strzegom (POL) BEN ALONG TIME 3  
2008 CIC-W Final Deauville (FRA) BEN ALONG TIME 1  
2006 CIC-W Final Malmö (SWE) NULLABOR 12  
2005 CIC-W Final Malmö (SWE) BEN ALONG TIME 1  
2004 CIC-W Final Pau (FRA) BEN ALONG TIME 6  
Other Events
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2011 CCI4*-HSBC Lexington KY (USA) BE MY GUEST 5  
2011 CCI4*-HSBC Pau (FRA) BENDIGO 6  
2010 CCI4*-HSBC Burghley (GBR) BE MY GUEST 3  
2010 CCI4*-HSBC Badminton (GBR) THE FROG 45  
2009 CCI4*-HSBC Burghley (GBR) POILU 5  
2009 CCI4*-HSBC Badminton (GBR) THE FROG 25  
2008 CCI4*-HSBC Badminton (GBR) NULLABOR RET  
2007 CCI4* Lexington KY (USA) BEN ALONG TIME 1  
2007 CCI4* Luhmühlen (GER) NULLABOR 5  
2007 CCI4* Burghley (GBR) NULLABOR 6  
2007 CCI4* Luhmühlen (GER) THE FROG 13  
2007 CCI4* Badminton (GBR) W.P. IN LIMBO 22  
2007 CCI4* Badminton (GBR) NULLABOR WD  
2006 CCI4* Badminton (GBR) W.P. IN LIMBO 17  
2006 CCI4* Burghley (GBR) W.P. IN LIMBO EL  
2006 CCI4* Burghley (GBR) NULLABOR WD  
2005 CCI4* Luhmühlen (GER) BEN ALONG TIME 13  
2005 CCI4*-SC Badminton (GBR) W.P. IN LIMBO 17  
2002 CCI4* Burghley (GBR) ON PAROLE 18  
2002 CCI4* Badminton (GBR) BOUND ALONG 35  

Current Results
Date Venue Competition Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
10.04.2014 to 13.04.2014 CCI1* Ocala, Florida Horse Park FL (USA)   REBEL MUNCHKIN 11  
16.05.2013 to 19.05.2013 CIC1* Fairburn GA (USA)   CATCHASCATCHCAN 2  
07.03.2013 to 10.03.2013 CIC2* Tallahassee FL (USA)   PIGRELA DES CABANES 14  
07.03.2013 to 10.03.2013 CIC2* Tallahassee FL (USA)   SORRENTO EL  
28.07.2012 to 09.08.2012 Olympic Games-C London (GBR)   BENDIGO   6
03.07.2012 to 08.07.2012 CICO3*-NC Aachen (GER)   BENDIGO   7
22.03.2012 to 25.03.2012 CICO3*-NC Fontainebleau (FRA)   DUNGES LAURENROSE   EL
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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