Chris Burton

Dual Olympian Chris Burton capped of a remarkable few years with a bronze in the team eventing at Rio 2016. Riding alongside Sam Griffiths, Stuart Tinney and Shane Rose, the team finished third behind France and Germany in gold and silver respectively.

With Rose eliminated in the cross country phase, the three remaining Aussie riders had to be in top form as they entered the final day of show jumping in gold medal position. Riding Santano II, Burton clipped two fences, including the second last, but he did well to avoid a disaster at the final hurdle where a mistake would have handed the bronze to New Zealand. 

Burton also narrowly missed out on medals in the Rio individual eventing competition, finishing fourth and fifth respectively.

Born in Toowoomba, Queensland, Burton made his international debut for Australia at the 2010 Equestrian Games in Kentucky where he finished midfield on Holstein Park Leilani.

In his Olympic debut in London, Burton finished 16th in the individual and sixth in the team event.

Olympic Results

2016 Rio

Individual - Open
Dressage Day 1 37.60 pen; 2nd 37.60 2
Cross Country 0.00 1
Jumping Final 53.60 pen; 5th 8.00 5
Jumping - Qualifier 45.60 pen; 3rd 8.00 3
Final Placing 5 / 65
Team - Open
Dressage Day 1 126.40 pen; 3rd; GRIFFITHS, S - 46.30; BURTON, C - 37.60; TINNEY, S - 56.80 (NS); ROSE, S - 42.50 126.40 3
Cross Country 150.30 pen; 1st; GRIFFITHS, S - 53.10; BURTON, C - 37.60; TINNEY, S - 59.60; ROSE, S - EL (NS) 9.60 1
Jumping Final 175.30 pen; 3rd; ROSE, S - EL (NS); TINNEY, S - 76.60; GRIFFITHS, S - 53.10; BURTON, C - 45.60 25.00 3
Final Placing 3 / 13

2012 London

Individual - Open
Jumping Qualifier 50.10 pen; 9th 4.00 Q 19
Cross Country 46.10 pen; 10th 0.00 1
Jumping Final 62.10 pen; 16th 12.00 22
Dressage 46.10 pen; 24th 46.10 24
Final Placing 16 / 74
Team - Open
Cross Country 173.40 pen; 6th; BURTON, C - 46.10; GRIFFITHS, S - EL (NS); HOY, A - 49.30; FREDERICKS, L - 78.00; FREDERICKS, C - EL (NS) 45.60 6
Dressage 122.10 pen; 2nd; BURTON, C - 46.10 (NS); GRIFFITHS, S - 45.40 (NS); HOY, A - 41.70; FREDERICKS, L - 40.00; FREDERICKS, C - 40.40 122.10 2
Jumping Final 186.40 pen; 6th; BURTON, C - 50.10; GRIFFITHS, S - EL (NS); HOY, A - 57.30; FREDERICKS, L - 79.00; FREDERICKS, C - EL (NS) 13.00 6
Final Placing 6 / 13