Dual Olympian Chris Burton capped of a remarkable few years with a bronze in the team eventing at Rio 2016. Riding alongside Sam Griffiths, Stuart Tinney and Shane Rose, the team finished third behind France and Germany in gold and silver respectively.
With Rose eliminated in the cross country phase, the three remaining Aussie riders had to be in top form as they entered the final day of show jumping in gold medal position. Riding Santano II, Burton clipped two fences, including the second last, but he did well to avoid a disaster at the final hurdle where a mistake would have handed the bronze to New Zealand.
Burton also narrowly missed out on medals in the Rio individual eventing competition, finishing fourth and fifth respectively.
Born in Toowoomba, Queensland, Burton made his international debut for Australia at the 2010 Equestrian Games in Kentucky where he finished midfield on Holstein Park Leilani.
In his Olympic debut in London, Burton finished 16th in the individual and sixth in the team event.