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line-height:normal;">Marges Knighton
line-height:normal;">Born 1955

normal">Palmerston North equestrian rider Marges Knighton, aboard Enterprise, enjoyed an outstanding domestic season in 1988, and headed off some strong contenders to win selection for the New Zealand equestrian three-day eventing team for the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

normal">In testingly hot conditions at Seoul, the New Zealand team – Tinks Pottinger, Mark Todd, Andrew Bennie and Knighton (or Marges Carline as she is now) finished behind West Germany and Great Britain, but were a comfortable third, nearly 120 points ahead of fourth-placed Poland.

normal">Knighton, born in Sheffield, followed a mediocre performance in the dressage, when she was assessed at 74.6 points, by incurring 90 points in the cross-country on the second day. She did not finish the show-jumping on the final day, but as a member of the New Zealand team was awarded a bronze medal.

normal">Subsequent to the Olympics Knighton reverted to her maiden name of Carline. After a spell away from top-class equestrian competition, she returned as a dressage specialist and enjoyed notable success with one horse in particular, Kiteroa Kingston, besides doing some judging and coaching. She later moved to the Bay of Plenty.