New Year Quiz 2021 - Answers | An Eventful Life

New Year Quiz 2021 - Answers

Have you been paying attention in 2021? Did you answer them all correctly?

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1. Name the five CCI5* competitions held in 2021

A: Kentucky (USA)

Luhmuhlen (GER)

Bicton (GBR)

Maryland (USA)

Les 5 Etoiles de Pau (FRA)

The winners were: Oliver Townend and Ballaghmor Class (Kentucky), Gemma Tattersall and Chilli Knight (Bicton), Mollie Summerland and Charly Van ter Heiden (Luhmuhlen), Boyd Martin and On Cue (Maryland), Tim Price and Falco (Pau)


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?

A: Celebration and Leporis


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

A: Jaguar Mail


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?

A: Tiggy Hancock


   An all girl podium - Nicola Wilson (gold), Piggy March (silver) and Sarah Bullimore (bronze) at the Europeans


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?

A: First time in the history of the Championship that it was an all-female podium


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?

A: Swallow Springs. Andrew first won in 2012 on board the legendary Avebury and together they went on to win again in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Swallow Springs, another grey like Avebury, won the class in 2019 and 2021.

Oliver Townend has taken over the ride on Swallow Springs following Andrew's retirement from top level competition


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

A: Sweden


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

A: Diarado


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?

A: Tokyo was the first Olympic venue that saw a woman - the USA’s Lana du Pont - compete in the sport in 1964


   Kevin McNab and Scuderia 1918 Don Quidam competing at Tokyo 2020


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?

A: Tokyo team silver medallist, Kevin McNab


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

A: Martyn Johnson


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?

A: Andrew's first medal, team gold, came at Barcelona 1992


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

A: Ingrid Klimke


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

A: At the final press conference, Gemma’s boyfriend Gary Stevens courageously proposed in public - and she accepted!


   First eventing team gold for Britain since 1972 at Tokyo 2020


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?

A: 1972


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

A: Isabel (Bella) English on Cil Dara Dallas


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?

A: Tasman Bay


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

A: Adelaide, AUS in 2003 (and both times Tim Price was there!)


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

A: Peter Thomsen


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

A: Aachen


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

A: Rebecca Gerold presents Shannon Queen, representing Austria