Sam Griffiths

Sam Griffiths on Happy Times competes in the Cross Country phase of the Eventing competition on Day 3 of the 2012 London Olympic Games at Greenwich Park on July 30, 2012.

Athlete Biography

Sam Griffiths made his Olympic debut in London having been brought into the Australian Team with his horse Happy Times at the last minute as a replacement for Megan Jones who had already replaced Shane Rose. In London, Griffiths placed 6th in the team event and 62nd in the individual.


Born in Melbourne, Griffiths began riding Happy Times as a five-year-old quickly progressing through the grades, winning Saumur CCI*** at just nine years of age. In 2009 Happy Times stepped up to 4 star level and achieved 3rd placings at both Badminton and Burghley.