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ROTARY MEETING: Phillip Dutton, the Olympics, Event Catering and Foundation work

March 7 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Now a seven-time Olympian and three-time Olympic medalist, Phillip Dutton was born in 1963 in Nyngan, New South Wales, Australia, where he grew up with horses on his family’s sheep and wheat farm. Most of his childhood and teenage years were spent competing at Pony Club rallies and horse trials. Phillip continued to pursue his passion for riding while studying in Sydney at Newington College and later at Agricultural College.

Phillip moved to the United States in 1991 to train in a more internationally competitive environment and to prepare for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, where he rode on Australia’s gold medal eventing team. In total, Phillip represented Australia in three Olympics and four World Championships after his move to the U.S.

Phillip became an American citizen in 2006 and changed his competitive nationality so that he would be eligible to represent his adoptive home, the United States. Phillip was honored to do so at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, where he was a member of the gold medal team and individual silver medalist with TruLuck. The following year, Phillip made his United States Olympic eventing team debut with Connaught at the Bejiing Olympics in Hong Kong, where the team placed seventh.Phillip moved to the United States in 1991 to train in a more internationally competitive environment and to prepare for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, where he rode on Australia’s gold medal eventing team. In total, Phillip represented Australia in three Olympics and four World Championships after his move to the U.S.

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Date:
March 7
Time:
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Venue

Newberry Hall
117 Newberry St SW
Aiken, SC 29801
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