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Cobcroft Grove 2 : 16-August-2014
Cobcroft Grove 2 : 16-August-2014

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / Sandra Brown / Russell Byers

A grove of trees recognises the achievements of dual Olympian and bronze medal winner Brien Cobcroft.

Cobcroft, along with his brother and business partner John, was also part of the successful Willow Tree polo team before turning his attention to eventing in the early sixties. Just two years after he took up the sport he was chosen for the 1964 Olympic Games where he finished 13th after excelling in the cross country phase.

Four years later in Mexico he achieved the same individual placing and won a team bronze medal alongside Bill Roycroft and Wayne Roycroft. This proved to be his last Olympic appearance although he continued to compete for many years and eventually returned to his ranching roots in the sport of cutting, an American cousin of campdrafting. Brien Cobcroft died in Quirindi in 2010.

 

Location

Address:New England Highway, Willow Tree, 2339
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.650708
Long: 150.727175
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Trees
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Sport

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:September 2000
Front Inscription

WILLOW TREE CHASE
OLYMPIC LANDCARE 2000
This Grove Of Trees Has Been Planted
To Recognise The Achievements Of
BRIEN COBCROFT
Dual Olympian And Bronze Medal Winner
In The Three Day Equestrian Event
At Mexico Olympic Games 1968

Willow Tree Advancement/Landcare Committees
September 2000.

Source: MA
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