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New Zealand Chef d’Equipe Graeme Thom Steps Down

The New Zealand eventing team’s chef d’equipe Graeme Thom is stepping down from his role after five years in the job, culminating in the Tokyo Olympics and a team trip to CHIO Aachen this season. Interestingly, this is actually the second time he’s resigned from this role: he stepped down just a handful of months after first taking the job in early 2017 due to a flare-up of a spinal issue, though he gamely took the role back on swiftly thereafter to guide the Kiwis through an extended Olympic campaign.

“He has been on the frontline for a rollercoaster of an Olympic cycle which ran for five years and included a WEG and two Olympic preps in succession, with the postponement of Tokyo,” says Jock Paget, who can be found these days in his role as ESNZ High Performance General Manager.

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Article written By Tilly Berendt

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