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Astier Nicolas (born 19 January 1989) is a French equestrian.[1][2] He represented his country at the 2016 Summer Olympics, where he won the gold medal in the team eventing and the silver in the individual eventing.

Astier Nicolas
Personal information
Born (1989-01-19) 19 January 1989 (age 29)
Toulouse, France
ResidenceChipping Sodbury, England
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
Country France



Astier Nicolas practiced riding on pony at the age of 7, under the guidance of his mother. Three years later, he started the Pony competitions, becoming a member of the France team pony competition, at the age of 15. He won several awards with Java Bleu La Bree. The awards continued in the junior category and then Young riders, in 2009 he became vice-champion of eventing young riders of Europe.

Astier's first senior championships were 2013 European Eventing Championships. At the competition held in Malmö, Sweden, Astier won a team bronze and placed 24th in the individual portion. In 2015, Astier took victory in the prestigious Les Etoiles de Pau 4* event.

CCI 4* ResultsEdit

Event Kentucky Badminton Luhmühlen Burghley Pau Adelaide
2011 18th (Jhakti du Janlie) 21st (Jhakti du Janlie)
2012 6th (Jhakti du Janlie)
2013 9th (Piaf de B'Neville) EL (Quickly du Buguet)
2014 Did not participate
2015   (Piaf de B'Neville)
EL (Quickly du Buguet)
2016 14th (Quickly du Buguet) 17th (Molakai)
2017 15th (Piaf de B'Neville) EL (Molakai) 6th (Molakai)
EL = Eliminated; RET = Retired; WD = Withdrew

Notable HorsesEdit

  • Java Bleue La Bree - 1997 Chestnut Pony Mare (La Bree Eros x Trefaes Bach)
    • 2005 European Pony Championships - Team Seventh Place, Individual Sixth Place
  • Jhakti du Janlie - 1997 Bay Selle Francais Gelding (Bhakti de Beaupre x Question Mark)
    • 2006 European Junior Championships - Team Bronze Medal, Individual Eighth Place
    • 2007 European Junior Championships - Team Bronze Medal, Individual Fifth Place
    • 2008 European Young Rider Championships - Team Sixth Place, Individual Tenth Place
    • 2009 European Young Rider Championships - Team Fifth Place, Individual Silver Medal
  • Piaf de B'Neville - 2003 Bay Selle Francais Gelding (Caprice D'Elle II x Reve D'Elle)
    • 2013 European Championships - Team Bronze Medal, Individual 24th Place
    • 2015 Pau CCI**** Winner
    • 2016 Rio Olympics - Team Gold Medal, Individual Silver Medal
  • Vinci de la Vinge - 2009 Bay Selle Francais Gelding (Esterel Des Bois SF x Duc du Hutrel)
    • 2016 FEI Eventing Young Horse World Championships - Fifth Place
  • Alertamalib'or - 2010 Bay Anglo-Arabian Gelding (Yarlands Summer Song x Prince Ig'or)
    • 2017 FEI Eventing Young Horse World Championships - Gold Medal


  1. ^ "Astier Nicolas". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 6 August 2016. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Astier Nicolas". Retrieved 26 September 2016.

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