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MBE's for Tokyo 2020 British eventing team



The British gold medal winning eventing team at Tokyo 2020 - Laura Collett, Tom McEwen and Oliver Townend - have all been recognised with MBEs in the New Years Honours List

The eventing trio took gold with for the first time since 1972 with a record-breaking low score and, despite all riders and horses being Olympic debutantes, dominated in Tokyo.

Oliver Townend riding Karyn Shuter, Angela Hislop and Val Ryan’s Ballaghmor Class, finished fifth individually, Laura Collett riding London 52 for owners Karen Bartlett, Keith Scott and herself were ninth and Tom McEwen riding Toledo de Kerser, owned by Fred and Penny Barker, Jane Inns and Ali McEwen, secured team gold and individual silver

“Just incredibly honoured to have been awarded an MBE in The Queen’s New Year’s Honours! As always a huge thanks to everyone who supports us, none of this would have been possible without you all” says Oliver Townend on social media

“I didn’t think my year could get any better!!! I’ve received an MBE in the New Years Honours List”

“What a year!” says Tom McEwen, who finishes 2021 as the World Number Two “Thank you everyone who has helped make it happen, especially my team of awesome horses”