Blyth Tait

Blyth Tait

Four time Olympic medalist


Blyth Tait has competed at four Olympics and has won four medals, one of only four New Zealanders to do so.

Tait's first success at international level was at the 1990 World Equestrian Games in Stockholm, when he won Gold in both the individual and team events riding Messiah. At the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona he won Bronze in the individual event after team-mate Vicky Latta knocked down a rail in the showjumping, and Silver in the team event.  At the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta he won Gold in the individual and Bronze in the Team event. Tait repeated his World Championships double Gold effort at Rome in 1998 riding Ready Teddy. He was flag-bearer for the New Zealand team at the 2000 Summer Olympics but he was eliminated in both the individual and team events. Tait completed his competitive Olympic career with a fifth in the team event at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. 

FEI Career Record

Personal Info

  • Birth Date: 10/05/1961
  • Born: Whangarei, New Zealand
  • Trains: Wiltshire

Quick Facts

  • Four time Olympic medalist

Series Results

Event Horse Dressage Show Jumping Cross Country XC Time Total Placing ERM Points
Bramham Park Xanthus III 51.1 0 0 1.2 52.3 13 14
Barbury Castle Xanthus III 56.8 - - - WD (1)
Gatcombe Park Bear Necessity V 47.2 4 0 12.4 63.6 8 19
Blair Castle Xanthus III 53.7 0 - - E (4)
Blenheim Palace Xanthus III 48.9 0 6.8 6.8 55.7 10 17
Chatsworth House Bear Necessity V 45.2 9 - - WD (29)
Blenheim Palace Dassett Courage 50.3 0 - - E (8)