Kristy Oatley

Kristy Oatley grew up on a farm and set her sights on competing at the Olympics at an early age. Oatley moved to Germany to pursue her career in equestrian and she made her Olympic debut at the Sydney 2000 Games. She placed 9th in the individual dressage and 6th in the team event. Oatley competed at the Beijing 2008 Games where she placed 20th in the individual dressage and 8th in the team event.


After taking time out from the international competition circuit, Oatley made the surprising move early in the year to aim for her third Olympic Games berth. Her strong performances in her short run to the Games, including finishing as the second highest placed Australian rider at the second Olympic nomination event in Compiegne, France, with a score of 68. 234 per cent on her horse Clive, was enough to see her nominated for the London Games. In London, at her third Games, she was 42nd in the individual and equal 10th in the team event.

Four years later in Rio, Oatley competed alongside her cousin Lyndal. Australia finished 9th in the team event. Kristy and her horse Du Soleil placed 42nd in the individual event.

Olympic Results

2016 Rio

Individual - Open
Grand Prix 68.900; 42nd 68.900 42
Final Placing 42 / 60
Team - Open
Grand Prix Day 1 HEARN, S - 65.343 (NS); HANNA, M - 69.643; OATLEY, L - 70.186; OATLEY, K - 68.900 69.576 9
Final Placing 9 / 11

2012 London

Individual - Open
Grand Prix 68.222; 42nd 68.222 42
Final Placing 42 / 50
Team - Open
Grand Prix OATLEY, K - 68.222; OATLEY, L - 69.377; HANNA, M - 67.964 68.521 9
Final Placing 9 / 10

2008 Beijing

Individual - Open
Grand Prix 1st Qualifier - Day 2 65.750 25th
Grand Prix Special - 2nd Qualifier 66.080 20th
Final Placing 20 / 47
Team - Open
Final Grand Prix - Day 1 RYAN, H - 62.542; CHEVANNE, J - 63.250; OATLEY, K - 65.750 64.625 7th
Final Grand Prix - Day 2 RYAN, H - 62.542; CHEVANNE, J - 63.250; OATLEY, K - 65.750 64.625 7th
Final Placing 7 / 11

2000 Sydney

Individual - Open
Final (Riding Wall Street) 210.79% 9th
Final Placing 9 / 48
Team - Open
Final (Sanna - Riding Aphrodite)(Hanna - Riding Limbo)(MacMillan - Riding Crisp)(Oatley-Nist - Riding Wall Street) 4925pts 6th
Final Placing 6 / 9