Phillip Dutton began riding horses on his family farm while growing up in Australia. Riding was a way of life for this farming family, who participated actively in their local pony club. It is here that Phillip’s passion for three-day eventing began and was the spring board for his career with horses. He moved to the U.S. in 1991 to prepare for the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games and continued representing his native country until 2006, when he became a U.S. citizen. Phillip has been a mainstay on U.S. teams ever since. Phillip resides in Pennsylvania with his wife Evie, twin daughters, Mary and Olivia, and stepdaughter Lee Lee.
Phillip has competed in every Olympic Games since 1996, winning team gold with Australia in 1996 and 2000, and as a member of the U.S. team in 2008, 2012, 2016, and 2020. He won individual bronze with Mighty Nice at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. He has competed in seven FEI World Equestrian Games, representing the U.S. for the first time in 2006 and at every WEG since. He won team gold and individual silver at the 2007 Pan American Games with Truluck and team gold at the 2015 Pan Ams with Fernhill Fugitive.
Phillip has been the top-finishing American at the Kentucky Three-Day Event several times, winning the USET Foundation Pinnacle Cup in 2017 with Mr. Medicott, 2015 with Fernhill Cubalawn, 2010 with Woodburn, and 2007 and 2008 with Connaught. In 2008, he was also the overall winner of the event.
His recent wins include the CCI4*-L at the 2021 Morven Park Fall Horse Trials with Quasi Cool and the CCI4*-S at the 2021 Tryon International Three-Day Event with Z.
7-time Olympic athlete including two team gold medals for Australia and one individual bronze medal for USA
Leading rider in the United States 1998, 2000-2012
2008 Rolex Kentucky CCI5* Winner
2005 FEI World Number One
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Phillip Dutton, USA