New Year Quiz 2021 | An Eventful Life

New Year Quiz 2021

So you think you're an Eventing geek? Try our 21 questions based on happenings in 2021!


All the answers are available on our website and we'll bring you the answers on New Years Day

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1. Name the five CCI5* competitions held in 2021


2. Australia’s Stuart Tinney did not get to compete at Tokyo 2020 despite being selected for the team on two horses – what were their names?


3. Which stallion is the leading Eventing Sire of 2021?


4. The Irish team wore yellow ribbons when they took bronze at the FEI European Pony Championship at Strezgom in remembrance of which fellow team member?


5. Great Britain had three riders on the podium at the 2021 FEI Senior Championships at Avenches, Switzerland, a feat they last achieved in 1991. But what was so special this time?


6. Andrew Nicholson won the CCI4* at Barbury International 2021 for the sixth time. Can you name his winning horse and who has taken over the ride following Andrew's retirement?


7. Which country won the FEI Eventing Nations Cup Series in 2021?


8. Nicola Wilson’s JL Dublin, Laura Collett’s Dacapo, Jesse Campbell’s Diachello and Gemma Tinney’s Diabolo are all by which sire?


9. Julia Krajewski became the first female to win Olympic Individual gold in 2021 – what was the particular significance of achieving that feat in Tokyo?


10. Kelcyn Equestrian in Queensland, Australia is the venue of Tamborine International and various other Horse Trials. It is also the home of which UK-based Australian eventing rider?


11. A new Event Director was appointed for the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials in 2021 – who is it?


12. Australia’s Andrew Hoy had won four Olympic Games medals prior to winning individual bronze and team silver at Tokyo 2020. When did he win his first Olympic medal and what colour was it?


13. Greta Busacker is the current double gold European Young Rider Champion. Who is her mother?


14. Gemma Tattersall celebrated her first CCI5* win at Bicton in 2021 but what else did she celebrate at the presentation?


15. The British team of Oliver Townend, Laura Collett and Tom McEwen won the Olympic eventing team gold for Britain at Tokyo 2020. When did Britain last win Olympic team gold? 


16. Which Australian rider finished fourth in the Six-Year-Old World Young Horse Championship at Le Lion d’Angers on a homebred horse?


17. Eventing legend and now racehorse trainer, Sir Mark Todd, had his first ever runner at Royal Ascot in 2021 – what is the horse’s name?


18. Boyd Martin won the inaugural CCI5* at Maryland, USA; which other 5* event has he won and when?


19. Following the retirement of Hans Melzer this year, who will be the Head Coach of the German Senior Eventing Team?


20. Name the event where the above fence can be found


21. Which country was this combination representing at the FEI European Championships?