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Christopher Burton Proudly Announces Selection for Australian Olympic Eventing Team

for Paris 2024


Dorset, United Kingdom – July 4, 2024 – Christopher Burton is thrilled to announce his selection for the Australian Olympic Eventing team heading to the Paris 2024 Olympics. Alongside his remarkable horse, Shadow Man, the pair have very quickly shown the force of their partnership, culminating in this prestigious opportunity to represent Australia once again on the world stage.


The journey to this selection has been marked by rigorous training and outstanding performances in a packed calendar of international competitions . From the beginning of the year, Burton and Shadow Man have consistently impressed with their connection, precision, and determination, earning them their qualification for the games and recognition within the eventing community.


Reflecting on this achievement, Chris Burton expressed his gratitude and excitement:


“We knew from the beginning he was an incredible horse, and he was the starting point for this whole journey in the first place. I knew that if I could bring him into the team, we’d have a real shot at Paris, and I’ll always be in awe of his ability. However, neither of us could have reached this goal without the tireless efforts of my family and our whole team, both home and abroad, as well as our incredible supporters in the Guy family at Chedington Equestrian.”


Burton, a veteran of Olympic competitions, brings a wealth of experience and a competitive edge to the Australian team. His previous Olympic appearances, coupled with his recent successes, underscore his reputation as a leading figure in eventing.


Chris Burton shared his thoughts on the selection:


“Every four years an unbelievable opportunity presents itself for athletes around the world, and I am incredibly honoured and excited to be selected for the Australian Olympic Eventing team for Paris 2024. Shadow Man and I have worked tirelessly to reach this point, and we are ready to give our best performance. We look forward to representing Australia and making our country proud.”


About Chris Burton:

Chris Burton, affectionately known as “Burto,” is a distinguished Australian eventing rider celebrated for his horsemanship, accurate riding and competitive spirit. His accolades include multiple World Equestrian Games and previous Olympic participations, including a team Bronze medal in Rio, solidifying his status as a top-tier equestrian.


About Shadow Man:

Shadow Man, affectionately known as Fidgy, is a 14-year-old gelding beloved by many for both his outstanding ability and his lovely nature. The partnership between Burton and Shadow Man has been instrumental in their successful campaign this year, capturing the admiration of the eventing world.


This selection is a testament to Burton’s dedication, hard work, and the unwavering support of his team. As they prepare for the Paris 2024 Olympics, Burton and Shadow Man are committed to achieving excellence and representing Australia with pride.


For further information or media inquiries, please contact:


Media Contact:

Abi Penrose

Public Relations Manager 

Success by Design Agency

Phone: +44 7971 144779



Follow Chris Burton on social media:

Instagram: @burtonequestrian




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