Geldoff reveals his glorious past

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A few of Geldoffs medals
A few of Geldoff’s medals

Geldoff takes a worldly view of most things, but one thing I cannot understand is why people would embellish their CVs.

I dunno whether this just happens in New Zealand, but every few months it seems some new high-powered individual has had their chops busted for claiming achievements, qualifications or a jobs history that contains a few porkies.

I feel the need to point out that Geldoff in no way embellished his own CV in getting the job as Horsetalk’s equine blogger, complete with a six-figure salary and an air-conditioned horsetruck.

No siree. There is nothing at all dodgy in Geldoff’s CV. Very modest is he.

I prefer to look to the future, not the past, but since you ask, I’ll reveal a little that appears on my CV.

Yes, when you enter my pasture, those shiny medallions hanging over the gate post are, indeed, my Olympic and World Equestrian Games medals.

I won successive Olympic Golds in eventing, before turning to showjumping and picking up a gold there. By the time I got to my fourth Olympics, I must confess I was feeling my age and managed only a silver in the dressage.

My World Equestrian Games performances weren’t quite in the same league. I had to curtail my training in the lead-up to Aachen because of my charity work with orphans.

That meant I could manage only a silver in eventing, but did pick up a team gold.

I once walked the length of New Zealand – and then discovered I had to walk back again.

Listing my achievements at 4*** events would run the risk of writer’s cramp!

It’s all 100 per cent kosher!

Would I lie to you?

Happy grazing!

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