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Olivia Bunn

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Family Name Bunn
Given Name Olivia
Nickname Liv
Discipline Eventing
Date of Birth 18-Feb-79
Gender Female
Place of Birth Hong Kong
Status Single
Home State Victoria (currently based Albury, NSW)
Hobbies Water skiing, Swimming, Running
Employment Viticulturist
Current Horse GV Top of the Line
Horses Details 1992 bay gelding
Career Highlights

• 2004 Taupo (NZL) CCI*** - 1st
• 2003 Puhinui (NZL) CCI*** - 1st
• 2003 Adelaide CCI**** - 7th
• 2002 WEG Jerez - 7th in Individual classification
• 2002 WEG Jerez - 4th in Team classification
• 1999 Adelaide CCI**** - 8th
• Trans Tasman Team 1999
• World Equestrian Games 1998 - 8th on GV Braveheart
• 1998 - 2nd CCI *** Lochinvar
• 1997 CCI** Werribee - 2nd
• 1997 CCI*** Puihini (NZ) - 8th
• 1997 Adelaide CCI*** - 15th
• 1997 Global rankings - newcomer - 1st

Favourite Food Rice
Favourite Movie(s) Shawshank Redemption
Favourite Music All types
Pre-competition Routine Write lists and check them and I talk to my horse
Most Embarrassing Situation Riding Shetland ponies at Wandin but my horse didn't want to leave the starting line until a spectator gave it a push
Best advice you have received Practise makes perfect!
Advice for aspiring riders Make the most of what you have got and don't worry about other people
Who would you most like to meet Nelson Mandela
Most Admired Sportsperson Michael Jordan
Superstitions None (but I did lose my lucky whip) 
If you won 1 million dollars what would you do Put it in the bank and look at it
Any relatives who have competed in elite sports Father was on the short list for the Munich Olympic Games in Three Day Eventing but was not selected
Where did you grow up Hong Kong, London, USA
What age did you start riding 10
How did you get into Equestrian Through Dad's interest in the sport
Ambitions Finish University
What is the worst thing to happen to you in your career Riding Shetland ponies at Wandin but my horse didn't want to leave the starting line until a spectator gave it a push
What is the funniest thing that has happened to you in sport Same as above - if I didn't laugh I would have cried
What will you do after you retire Haven't thought about it


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