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ALBERT Samantha
Sport Eventing
NOC Jamaica   
GenderFemale
Born31 May 1971
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Newbury, ENG
General Interest
Injuries She has had numerous injuries including cracked ribs in 2011, a calf injury in 2010, concussion in 2007, fractured vertebrae in 1997 and a dislocated hip in 1996. (Athlete, 04 Jul 2012)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs She does not wear anything new during a competition. (Athlete, 04 Jul 2012)
Famous relatives Her father Nick Majendie played cricket at county level for Surrey in England, while her son Toby represented Berkshire in the sport during the 2019 season. Her other son Miles has competed in equestrian sport at an elite level in England. (berkshirecountycricketclub.org, 25 Apr 2019; Facebook profile, 19 Apr 2019, 18 Apr 2019; Athlete, 04 Jul 2012)
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport? "When we lived in Canada, my father took me and my two sisters to a riding school. One couldn't stand the smell and the other was allergic to horses, but I just loved it."
General Interest
Most influential person in career Eventer Sadie Lynes. (Athlete, 04 Jul 2012)
Hero / Idol New Zealand eventer Mark Todd. (Athlete, 04 Jul 2012)
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She took up the sport at age 13 in Jamaica. She switched from jumping to eventing after moving to England at age 15. "When I came to England, all I wanted to do was event. It's an addiction."
Further Personal Information
Languages English
General Interest
Nicknames Sam (Athlete, 04 Jul 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Try your best." (Athlete, 04 Jul 2012)
Other information OPTIONS
She was born in Canada to her Jamaican mother Elizabeth and her English father Nick. She grew up in Jamaica. Through her birth, marriage and family connections she had the chance to represent Canada, England, Sweden or Jamaica. She turned down an offer from Canada which would provide her better funding. "I love riding for my country. I still call Jamaica home, even though I've been in the UK for so long." (theguardian.com, 17 Jul 2012; Jamaica Observer, 01 Jun 2007)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
She runs 'The Eventing Club', which is linked to a number of elite riders including William Fox-Pitt, Blyth Tait and Jonelle Price. Through her website and social media channels, she aims to provide updates and exclusive news from the yards of the horses and riders. (theeventingclub.info, 09 Mar 2019)
Last Update
  10 May 2018
General Interest
Milestones She became Jamaica's first equestrian Olympian when she competed at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. She was also Jamaica's first representative at the Badminton Horse Trials in England, competing at the event for the first time in 2007. (guardian.co.uk, 15 Aug 2008; badminton-horse.co.uk, 01 Jun 2007)

Major Results
Olympic Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2012 OG-C London (GBR) CARRAIG DUBH 51  
2008 OG-C Hong Kong - Beijing (CHN) BEFORE I DO IT EL  
World Equestrian Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2006 5th WEG-C Aachen (GER) BEFORE I DO IT 49  
1998 3rd WEG-C Rome (ITA) Step Ahead 52  
Continental Championships and Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2007 Pan-Am Games-C3* Rio de Janeiro RJ (BRA) BEFORE I DO IT 16  
Other Events
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2007 CCI4* Badminton (GBR) BEFORE I DO IT WD  
2006 CCI4* Badminton (GBR) BEFORE I DO IT WD  

Current Results
There are no current results available for this athlete.
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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