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CLARK Aoife
Sport Dressage, Eventing, Jumping
NOC Ireland   
GenderFemale
Born06 Aug 1981 in Kildare, IRL
Height1.73 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Middle Barton, ENG
Higher education Mathematics - University College Dublin [UCD]: Ireland
General Interest
Most influential person in career Coach Ginny Elliot. (Athlete, 04 Jul 2012)
Further Personal Information
Other names Aoife Sisk
General Interest
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs She does not use anything new at a competition, and will send her groom to look for four-leaf clovers ahead of a big event. (Athlete, 04 Jul 2012)
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport? "I was brought up around horses and I loved the buzz of doing cross-country. I've dreamt about going to the Olympic Games since I was about six years old."
When and where did you begin this sport? She took up the sport at age 11.
Further Personal Information
Occupation Athlete, Horse Trainer
Languages English, French
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto "The harder I work, the luckier I get." (Athlete, 04 Jul 2012)
Famous relatives Her sister-in-law Polly Stockton has represented Great Britain in eventing. She finished 20th in the individual competition at the 2005 European Championships in Woodstock, England. (SportsDeskOnline, 09 Mar 2016; badminton-horse.co.uk, 25 Apr 2013)
Last Update
  08 Sep 2021
General Interest
Other information STABLES
In 2010 she moved into a purpose-built yard at Sycamore Farm in Middle Barton, England. (aoifeclarkeventing.com, 10 Nov 2021; cotswoldlife.co.uk, 23 Sep 2015; independent.ie, 24 Aug 2014)

MISSING WEG
She was selected for the Irish squad ahead of the 2018 World Equestrian Games [WEG] in Tryon, NC, United States of America, but was ruled out after injuring herself in a fall in August at the Millstreet Horse Show in Ireland. "This game is full of highs and lows and missing the [2018] WEG was particularly tough, especially as my form with Fernhill Adventure had felt spot on, and it was such a strong team to be a part of. It was so hard for his owners and it felt really cruel, but these things do happen. I'm pretty good at picking myself back up." (horseandhound.co.uk, 14 Feb 2019)

MATERNITY BREAK
She took a break from international competition from October 2018 to June 2019 in order to give birth to her son Patrick. She returned to competition at the CCI4* event in Bramham, England. "It will certainly be a new type of challenge, but one we are delighted about." (fei.org, 01 Aug 2019; horseandhound.co.uk, 14 Feb 2019)
Injuries In August 2016 she fell from her horse and fractured two cervical vertebrae in her neck. She thought she had only suffered a trapped nerve, and competed the following month at the 2016 Event Rider Masters at Blenheim, England. (eventingnation.com, 21 Sep 2016)

Major Results
Olympic Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2012 OG-C London (GBR) MASTER CRUSOE 7 5
Continental Championships and Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2013 CH-M-YH-CCI2* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA) FERNHILL ADVENTURE 2  
2013 CH-M-YH-CCI1* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA) WASTING LIGHT 8  
2010 CH-M-YH-CCI1* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA) MISS AJ 14  
2007 CH-M-YH-CCI1* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA) THORNTON CRUSADER 21  
Other Events
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2013 CCI4*-HSBC Badminton (GBR) MASTER CRUSOE 8  
2011 CCI4*-HSBC Badminton (GBR) MASTER CRUSOE 48  
2011 CCI4*-HSBC Badminton (GBR) VAGUELY NORTH WD  

Current Results
Date Venue Competition Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
26.06.2014 to 29.06.2014 CIC2* Hopetoun (GBR)   WASTING LIGHT 24  
26.06.2014 to 29.06.2014 CIC2* Hopetoun (GBR)   CURRAGHKYLE 27  
05.06.2014 to 08.06.2014 CCI3* Bramham (GBR)   FENYAS ELEGANCE 1  
05.06.2014 to 08.06.2014 CCI3* Bramham (GBR)   VAGUELY NORTH 12  
17.05.2014 to 18.05.2014 CIC3* Chatsworth (GBR)   VAGUELY NORTH 4  
17.05.2014 to 18.05.2014 CIC3* Chatsworth (GBR)   FENYAS ELEGANCE 19  
19.03.2014 to 23.03.2014 CIC2* Fontainebleau (FRA)   FERNHILL ADVENTURE 6  
19.03.2014 to 23.03.2014 CICO3*-NC Fontainebleau (FRA)   FENYAS ELEGANCE 47  
17.10.2013 to 20.10.2013 CH-M-YH-CCI2* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA)   FERNHILL ADVENTURE 2  
17.10.2013 to 20.10.2013 CH-M-YH-CCI1* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA)   WASTING LIGHT 8  
28.09.2013 to 29.09.2013 CIC1* Ardingly (GBR)   WASTING LIGHT 3  
28.09.2013 to 29.09.2013 CIC1* Ardingly (GBR)   RIENROE LUCKY RANGER 4  
20.09.2013 to 22.09.2013 CIC1* Gatcombe Park (GBR)   EUROPOP 4  
20.09.2013 to 22.09.2013 CIC2* Gatcombe Park (GBR)   CURRAGHKYLE WD  
12.09.2013 to 15.09.2013 CCI3* Blenheim (GBR)   FENYAS ELEGANCE 1  
12.09.2013 to 15.09.2013 CIC3* Blenheim (GBR)   ARLANDO 19  
02.08.2013 to 04.08.2013 CIC3* Gatcombe Park (GBR)   FENYAS ELEGANCE 8  
04.07.2013 to 07.07.2013 CIC2* Barbury Castle (GBR)   FERNHILL ADVENTURE 3  
04.07.2013 to 07.07.2013 CIC2* Barbury Castle (GBR)   ARLANDO 10  
04.07.2013 to 07.07.2013 CIC2* Barbury Castle (GBR)   CURRAGHKYLE 52  
30.05.2013 to 02.06.2013 CCI2* Ratoath, Tattersalls (IRL)   IMPERIAL TRUMP 6  
30.05.2013 to 02.06.2013 CCI1* Ratoath, Tattersalls (IRL)   FERNHILL ADVENTURE 19  
30.05.2013 to 02.06.2013 CCI2* Ratoath, Tattersalls (IRL)   ARLANDO 30  
30.05.2013 to 02.06.2013 CCI3* Ratoath, Tattersalls (IRL)   FENYAS ELEGANCE RET  
17.05.2013 to 19.05.2013 CIC1* Rockingham (GBR)   WASTING LIGHT 24  
17.05.2013 to 19.05.2013 CIC2* Rockingham (GBR)   IMPERIAL TRUMP 25  
11.05.2013 to 12.05.2013 CIC1* Chatsworth (GBR)   FERNHILL ADVENTURE 2  
11.05.2013 to 12.05.2013 CIC3* Chatsworth (GBR)   FENYAS ELEGANCE 2  
03.05.2013 to 06.05.2013 CCI4*-HSBC Badminton (GBR)   MASTER CRUSOE 8  
28.03.2013 to 30.03.2013 CIC3* Burnham Market (GBR)   MASTER CRUSOE 51  
28.07.2012 to 09.08.2012 Olympic Games-C London (GBR)   MASTER CRUSOE   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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