America’s Oldest Olympian Has No Plans to Disappoint – TIME Magazine

We’ve entered a golden age for graying athletes. Tom Brady, for example, just won his seventh Super Bowl. He’s 43. In May, Phil Mickelson, 50, became the oldest golfer to ever win a major championship. So does America’s oldest Olympian at the Tokyo Games, 57-year-old equestrian rider Phillip Dutton, feel extra pressure to match the age-defying performances that have recently been sweeping sports? Dutton laughs at the question. “Um, yeah,” says Dutton. “I’ll be doing my best to deliver.”

Phillip Dutton, 57-year-old going to 7th Olympics, leads U.S. equestrian eventing team – NBC Sports

Phillip Dutton, a 57-year-old equestrian going to his seventh Olympics, is set to become the oldest U.S. Olympian since 2008. Dutton, who took individual eventing bronze in Rio to become the oldest U.S. Olympic medalist since 1952, was named as part of the three-rider eventing team for Tokyo on Thursday, along with reserves. Dutton won team gold for Australia in 1996 and 2000 before switching to represent the U.S. starting with the 2008 Beijing Games. He was born in Australia and moved to the U.S. in 1991.

Countdown to Kentucky: Phillip Dutton on Z and Fernhill Singapore – Practical Horseman

At the Carolina International Horse Trials, I spoke with accomplished Olympic gold-medalist Phillip Dutton about the upcoming Kentucky Three-Day Event. Dutton shared about his two CCI5*-L mounts—Z, a 13-year-old Zangersheide gelding and Fernhill Singapore, a 12-year-old KWPN gelding. He expressed his hopes for the two at the Kentucky and gave insight into some of his training techniques, his horses' healthcare routines, and how he prepares for big competitions like Kentucky.

Phillip Dutton and the Family That Fuels His Success – Sidelines Magazine

The far, wood-paneled wall of Phillip Dutton’s barn office is adorned with sizable, framed ribbons – among them, a large green ribbon that accompanied his bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics and a tri-color award signifying his win in the 2008 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. Each one is a testament to Phillip’s innate talent, tenacity and the hard work that he has poured into the sport of eventing. Above Phillip’s desk is another wall-hanging, matching the size and scale of the framed ribbons: a photo of his twin daughters, Mary and Olivia. The photo is a testament to another integral part of Phillip’s life: his family.

Quasi Cool Impresses In His International Debut With Dutton At Carolina International – The Chronicle of the Horse

Quasi Cool lived up to his name today at the Cloud 11-Gavilan North LLC Carolina International, jumping a calm, cool and clear show jumping round for Phillip Dutton to maintain their lead in the CCI3*-S heading into tomorrow’s cross-country. “He was spectacular today” said Dutton. “I thought he jumped really well, and it didn’t matter what I did; he wasn’t going to get near a rail. It was a nice feeling to have.” Marc Donovan’s course produced 11 double clear rounds out of 28 to jump.

Dutton Takes Hold Of Two Divisions At Carolina International – The Chronicle of the Horse

Phillip Dutton dominated both the CCI4-S and the CCI3-S to lead both divisions after dressage, while his daughter, Olivia Dutton, took the lead in the ​CCI2*-S​ ​Thursday at the Cloud 11~Gavilan North LLC Carolina International CCI and Horse Trial. Phillip sits in the top spot in both divisions with Caroline Moran’s Carlchen leading the CCI4-S and Moran’s Quasi Cool holding the top spot in the CCI3-S. Carlchen, a 13-year-old Oldenburg gelding, is fresh off producing a record-breaking advanced test at Pine Top Horse Trials (Georgia) last month, and was fantastic once again to lead the class on a score of 22.6 in their first four-star together.

What Does A 15 Look Like In Eventing Dressage? – The Chronicle of the Horse

Imagine you’re leaving the ring after laying down the kind of dressage test that sets a new U.S. record for best score. Do you celebrate? Take a moment to bask in how all your hard work has led to this moment? If you’re Phillip Dutton, you hop off, reflect on how the test could still be improved, and then get ready to ride your next horse. All in a day’s work, of course. Dutton and Carlchen, owned by Caroline Moran, set a new U.S. Eventing Association advanced dressage record on Feb. 26, with a score of 15.0 in the advanced, test B, division at the Pine Top Advanced Horse Trials in Thomson, Georgia.

Inside the Stable with the Aiken Showcase Stars: Phillip Dutton & Z – Eventing Nation

It’s been a great honor and pleasure to spend six weeks in training with Dutton eventing at their winter hideaway in Wellington, Florida. Close to the Wellington Environmental Preserve with an abundance of hacking opportunities (and alligators — oh my!), the horses all enjoyed a rigorous — and sunny! — month of cross-training in the Turf Tour hosted by The Ridge at Wellington. I’d like to extend a personal thank you to Phillip, Olivia and Evie, as well as Emma Ford and the entire team at Dutton Eventing for taking me under their wing. And to the incomparable Scott Hassler for teaching Hendrix and I how to “slalom and dance.” Having just turned 40, as an adult amateur in the sport, it was the opportunity of a lifetime to learn under all of your care, belief and guidance.

Between Rounds with Phillip Dutton: A Year of Changes and Challenges – The Chronicle of the Horse

The year 2020 will certainly go down as a memorable one, mainly because of the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences. At a time like this, it’s important to keep a perspective of our sport’s importance in everyday life. I was raised and taught that when I was competing or playing a sport to give it everything I had — total focus, concentration and commitment—but once it was over to remember that it is just a sport or just a game. So as sad as it was to have a lot of the major events canceled, it pales in comparison to other tragedies that we’ve witnessed this year—over 375,000 U.S. deaths related to COVID-19 at the time of writing; ICU beds are near capacity in many hospitals; food lines increasingly long; mass unemployment and many businesses lost; the list goes on and on. Taking a break from competing was not a big sacrifice compared to what a lot of people in this country and around the world were going through.