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Leslie Burr-Howard

Full name: Leslie Michele Burr-Howard (-Leneghan-)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-5.5 (167 cm)
Weight: 121 lbs (55 kg)
Born: October 1, 1956
Country: USA United States
Sport: Equestrianism

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Leslie Burr-Howard competed at two Olympics in equestrian sport, but they were 12 years apart, and both were in the United States, 1984 and 1996. She competed as Leslie Burr in 1984, winning a gold medal in team jumping and returned in 1996 as Leslie Howard to win silver in that event. Leslie Burr had been a riding prodigy, entering her first show at age six and winning the 1972 ASPCA Maclay Finals, the top US competition for 18-and-under. In 1983 she was named AGA Rider of the Year and her horse, [Albany] was AGA Horse of the Year.

In 1986 Burr won the FEI World Cup Finals in Göteborg, Sweden and was named American Horse Show’s Equestrian of the Year that year. In 1994 she competed at the World Equestrian Games and tied for first at the USET Show Jumping Championships. After her 1996 Olympic silver medal she won the 1997 Whitney Stone Cup and the world’s richest Grand Prix event, the du Maurier Ltd. International in Calgary, and she won the first Samsung Nations Cup Series. In 1999 Howard added to her trophy case a silver medal in team jumping at the Pan American Games.

Burr-Howard worked based in southern Connecticut with her own company, Burr Associates. She had a state-of-the-art Grand Prix training facility, where she trains horses and coaches young riders. She had previously competed out of the Fairfield County Hunt Club from 1978-98.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 27 Los Angeles Equestrianism Mixed Jumping, Team United States USA 1 Gold
1996 Summer 39 Atlanta Equestrianism Mixed Jumping, Individual United States USA 11T
1996 Summer 39 Atlanta Equestrianism Mixed Jumping, Team United States USA 2 Silver

Mixed Jumping, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Horse Phase Unit Rank F
1996 Summer 39 Atlanta Equestrianism United States Extreme Final Standings 11T 8.00
1996 Summer 39 Atlanta Equestrianism United States Extreme Final Round 11T 8.00
1996 Summer 39 Atlanta Equestrianism United States Extreme Qualifying Round 14 QU 14.00
1996 Summer 39 Atlanta Equestrianism United States Extreme Qualifying Round Round One 1T 0.00
1996 Summer 39 Atlanta Equestrianism United States Extreme Qualifying Round Round Two 56 14.00
1996 Summer 39 Atlanta Equestrianism United States Extreme Qualifying Round Round Three 1T 0.00

Mixed Jumping, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Horse Phase Unit Rank F
1984 Summer 27 Los Angeles Equestrianism United States USA Albany Final Standings 1 12.00
1984 Summer 27 Los Angeles Equestrianism United States USA Albany Round One 1 QU 4.00
1984 Summer 27 Los Angeles Equestrianism United States USA Albany Round Two 1 8.00
1996 Summer 39 Atlanta Equestrianism United States USA Extreme Final Standings 2 14.00
1996 Summer 39 Atlanta Equestrianism United States USA Extreme Round One 3 non-scoring 14.00
1996 Summer 39 Atlanta Equestrianism United States USA Extreme Round Two 2T 0.00
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