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Details

Discipline
Eventing
Date of Birth
14/03/73
Lives
Suffolk, United Kingdom
Born
Christchurch, New Zealand

Profile

SQUAD HORSE & 2016 RIO OLYMPICS HORSE - Click on the horses name for further information

Onwards and Upwards - owned by Cameron and Mary Crawford and Powell

 

Caroline Powell has twice been selected to represent New Zealand at the Olympic Games – in 2012 at London where they won team bronze, and 2008 in Beijing – both times with her legendary little grey Lenamore. The combination also wore the silver fern at the 2006 World Equestrian Games in Aachen, and for the 2010 WEG she paired up with Mac MacDonald, where they won a team bronze. She was named in the 2014 WEG team but had to withdraw.

 

She began her equestrian career at Pony Club in Christchurch, working a paper round to pay for her pony’s shoes. She headed to the UK for a holiday but ended up riding point to point, and staying on to work as a groom for Ian Stark for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.

 

From there she got her own yard and things grew from there. Lenamore is her most famous horse – the plucky grey who won the Burghley Horse Trials in 2010, had his own fan base. He was retired from top competition in 2013.

 

Powell has 26 CCI4* completions to her credit, with 10 of those in the top nine of the fields.

RESULTS

GAME HORSE EVENT PLACE
London 2012 Olympic Games Lenamore Eventing Team 3rd
London 2012 Olympic Games Lenamore Eventing Individual 29th
Kentucky 2010 World Equestrian Games Mac MacDonald Eventing Team 3rd
Kentucky 2010 World Equestrian Games Mac MacDonald Eventing Individual 22nd
Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Lenamore Eventing Team 5th
Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Lenamore Eventing Individual 14th
Aachen 2006 World Equestrian Games Lenamore Eventing Team 6th
Aachen 2006 World Equestrian Games Lenamore Eventing Individual 26th