Kevin McNab

Kevin grew up on a farm in Queensland with a non-horsey family. One day he asked his parents to buy him a pony at the age of two… and the rest is history!

Like many top Australian eventing riders, Kevin came up through the Pony Club system and participated in every discipline before focussing on eventing as a career.

Kevin started eventing when he moved to a Sports School for his final years of education and spent time based with Italian eventer Tony Manca.

Kevin made his international debut at the age of 16 by participating in two European championships in the Young Rider category. Lisbon in 1998 and Hartbury in 2000.

In order to pursue his Eventing career, he decided to move to the UK where he currently lives with his family, sharing this passion with his wife Emma, who has also represented Australian in Eventing. 

Kevin was originally named as a non-travelling reserve for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. However, he was called up to serve as the Australian team’s travelling alternate rider when Chris Burton withdrew Quality Purdey from the squad.

Kevin was moved into a team spot the morning of the dressage phase in Tokyo, after it was decided to swap Stuart Tinney and Leporis into the alternate spot following the first horse inspection.

Kevin went on to finish in 14th place individually riding Scuderia 1918 Don Quidam at Tokyo 2020, and he also helped Australia take home a Team Silver Eventing medal.


2021 - Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Team Silver
2021 -   World Championship Le Lion d'Angers YH, Gold 
2008 - FEI World Cup Final, France, Individual 10th