Scott Keach

Scott Keach competed in Eventing at the Seoul 1988 Olympics and the 28-year gap between being selected for the Rio 2016 Team as a show jumper is an Australian record. He made his Games debut in the Eventing Team alongside Andrew Hoy, Barry Roycroft and David Green.

He had a big break from the sport to do other things in life and got back involved with show jumping when he moved to Florida in 2009. He loved show jumping when he was young so he got back involved and in the past four years he has had great results on the American circuit.

He helped qualify Australia the Team spot for Rio in 2015 and won a 4-star event in Florida in February 2016 before heading to his second Games in 2016.

In Rio he finished 13th in the team event and made the second round of the individual event before being eliminated after an unfortunate fall at the water jump.

Keach was born in Tasmania, grew up in Western Australia, and lived in South Australia where he went to high school and university. He started riding on sheep and cattle farm in south west WA.

Olympic Results

2016 Rio

Individual - Open
1st Qualifier 4.00 pen; 27th 4 Q 27
2nd Qualifier EL
Final Placing 58 / 75
Team - Open
Qualifier 14.00 pen; 13th; WILLIAMS, M - 0.00; KEACH, S - EL (NS); TOPS-ALEXANDER, E - 5.00; PATERSON- ROBINSON, J - 9.00 14 13
Qualifier for Round 1 12.00 pen; 12th; WILLIAMS, M - 8.00; KEACH, S- 4.00; TOPS-ALEXANDER, E - 0.00; PATERSON- ROBINSON, J - 8.00 (NS)
Final Placing 13 / 15

1988 Seoul

Individual - Open
Final 176.60pts (23rd)
Final Placing 23 / 36
Team - Open
Final 457.60pts (5th)
Final Placing 5 / 10