Sam Griffiths

Sam Griffiths and Happy Times at the Quarry during the cross-country phase of Badminton Horse Trials 2011.
Medal record
Representing  Australia
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Rio de Janeiro Team eventing

Sam Griffiths is an Australian Eventing rider from Pearcedale in Victoria. 2017 saw him as the Ambassador to the Mitsubishi Motors Adelaide International Horse Trials. 4th individually at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games and part of the Bronze medal winning team. He won the 2014 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials riding Paulank Brockagh who he later went on to ride in the FEI World Equestrian Games. Winner of the 2014 Event Rider of the Year L'Année Hippique Awards. At the 2012 Summer Olympics he competed in the Individual and Team eventing, but fell during the cross-country event and did not finish.[1][2] He was originally selected as the second reserve rider, but entered the team when two other Australian horses were unable to compete.[3] Now based in the UK competing himself and training other riders

CCI5* Results

Event Kentucky Badminton Luhmühlen Burghley Pau Adelaide
2004 6th (Private Colin)
34th (Chamois IV)
17th (Private Colin)
2005 15th (Connigar Bay)
2006 26th (Connigar Bay) 8th (Connigar Bay)
2007 WD (Connigar Bay) 11th (Connigar Bay)
2008 26th (Connigar Bay)
2009 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) (Happy Times) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) (Happy Times)
2010 Did not participate
2011 4th (Happy Times) 16th (Happy Times)
2012 9th (Happy Times)
2013 15th (Happy Times)
43rd (Paulank Brockagh)
12th (Happy Times)
13th (Paulank Brockagh)
2014 1st place, gold medalist(s) (Paulank Brockagh) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) (Happy Times)
2015 10th (Paulank Brockagh)
RET (Happy Times)
9th (Paulank Brockagh)
27th (Happy Times)
2016 29th (Paulank Brockagh) RET (Happy Times)
2017 34th (Paulank Brockagh) 8th (Paulank Brockagh)
2018 15th (Paulank Brockaugh)
2019 RET (Billy Liffy) 7th (Paulank Brockagh)
EL = Eliminated; RET = Retired; WD = Withdrew

Notable Horses


  1. ^ Olympic results
  2. ^ "Equestrian hopes seem forlorn after falls on Greenwich course". 31 July 2012.
  3. ^ ((cite Other notable results include 3rd at Burghley Horse Trails riding Happy Times in 2014 news|url= |title=Griffiths still in shock at London call-up|first=Steve|last=Larkin||date=28 July 2012))