Margaret McIver is confirmed dead at the age of 86.
Margaret was best known as a Australian Olympic equestrian (1984).
Margaret McIver
Personal information
NationalityAustralia
Born(1933-08-07)7 August 1933
Gordon, Victoria, Australia
Died21 July 2020(2020-07-21) (aged 86)
Sport
CountryAustralia
SportEquestrian
Event(s)Dressage
Margaret McIver (7 August 1933 – 21 July 2020) was an Australian equestrian, dressage coach and judge.
McIver was the first Australian to represent her country in dressage when she competed at the Los Angeles 1984 Olympics in the individual event. Riding C.K., she finished in 42nd place. Her horse was named after his breeder, Colin Kelly, who in 1949 won the first dressage event held in Victoria.
In May 2007 McIver was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Ballarat in recognition of her contribution to dressage in Australia as an Olympic competitor, and dressage coach and judge.
She was an honorary life member of Equestrian Australia.
She died on 21 July 2020 at the age of 86.
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