Andrew Hoy, whose contemporaries include such now-retired luminaries as David O’Connor and Ian Stark, is more partial to looking ahead than looking back. The former farmer finished 15th at his first Olympics in 1984. Thirty-five years on, he’s aiming for a record eighth Games with Vassily de Lassos, a French-bred and produced Anglo-Arab who is as quick in the mind as he is across country.
The highlight of Andrew Hoy’s 2018 season was finishing fourth at the World Equestrian Games with the 10-year-old. Completing on their dressage score, only 2.5 penalties kept them off the individual podium, but more importantly, their effort helped Australia qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games.
Looking forward, Andrew’s focus is on getting there, too.
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Article written by: Pamela Young