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Brien Cobcroft

Full name: Brien William Baxter Cobcroft
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (177 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: October 11, 1934 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died: July 11, 2010 in Quirindi, New South Wales, Australia
Country: AUS Australia
Sport: Equestrianism

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Brought up on the family cattle station on the fertile plains of Northern New South Wales Brien Cobcroft was an all-round horseman who excelled in half a dozen different equestrian disciplines. After leaving school he worked as a jackaroo and used those the skills learn there to became national champion in the uniquely Australian pursuit of campdrafting (cattle herding on horseback). Cobcroft, along with his brother and business partner John, was also part of the successful Willow Tree polo team before turning his attention to eventing in the early sixties. Just two years after he took up the sport he was chosen for the 1964 Olympic Games where he finished 13th after excelling in the cross country phase. Four years later in Mexico he achieved the same individual placing and won a team bronze medal alongside Bill Roycroft and Wayne Roycroft. This proved to be his last Olympic appearance although he continued to compete for many years and eventually returned to his ranching roots in the sport of cutting, an American cousin of campdrafting.

The Cobcroft brothers farmed 9000 ha on the Liverpool plains and regularly produced prize winning cattle including three consecutive grand champions at the Royal Queensland Agricultural Show.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Equestrianism Mixed Three-Day Event, Individual Australia AUS 13
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Equestrianism Mixed Three-Day Event, Team Australia AUS 7
1968 Summer 34 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Mixed Three-Day Event, Individual Australia AUS 13
1968 Summer 34 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Mixed Three-Day Event, Team Australia AUS 3 Bronze

Mixed Three-Day Event, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS R/P/F P SJF STP CCJF CCTP JF TF
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Equestrianism Australia Stony Crossing Final Standings 13 8.40
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Equestrianism Australia Stony Crossing Dressage 48 -100.00
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Equestrianism Australia Stony Crossing Cross-Country 1T 118.40 0 0 37.6 0.0 80.8
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Equestrianism Australia Stony Crossing Jumping 13T -10.00
1968 Summer 34 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Australia Depeche Final Standings 13 -108.76
1968 Summer 34 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Australia Depeche Dressage 44 -115.01
1968 Summer 34 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Australia Depeche Cross-Country 6 22.00 0 19.2 0 2.8
1968 Summer 34 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Australia Depeche Jumping 21 -15.75 10 5.25

Mixed Three-Day Event, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Equestrianism Australia AUS Stony Crossing Final Standings 7 8.40
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Equestrianism Australia AUS Stony Crossing Dressage 9 non-scoring -100.00
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Equestrianism Australia AUS Stony Crossing Cross-Country 5 118.40
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Equestrianism Australia AUS Stony Crossing Jumping 5T -10.00
1968 Summer 34 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Australia AUS Depeche Final Standings 3 -108.76
1968 Summer 34 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Australia AUS Depeche Dressage 11 -302.51
1968 Summer 34 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Australia AUS Depeche Cross-Country 3 24.10
1968 Summer 34 Ciudad de México Equestrianism Australia AUS Depeche Jumping 4 -31.25