Pakistan Eventing





USMAN KHAN Pakistan's Event Rider





"In support of Adelaide his scientific research won the notable award for spatial research and development 2004."

"In 2005 his research, was  co-authored and published in an Australian journal."


Usman is award winning spatial analyst and athlete but above all, he is a natural horseman. He spends considerable time travelling across Australia for FEI Eventing competitions.

This is the story of a relative unknown man and his bid to compete at Olympics in Equestrian Eventing category. He is Pakistanís only Eventer at an international level (FEI). His training regime led to injuries through the 4 years he rode for Pakistan from 2005. He was confined to crunches in 2007 and spent a year in rehab.

He latter returned in 2011 with Al-Buraq as 4 year old. Having failed to qualify for Asian Games in 2006 and 2010, he  took part in  Sydney Horse Trials (3 Day Event) to secure Pakistan's first qualification (Eventing) for Asian Games 2014. He latter withdrew from the event due to strict quarantine regulations. He competes at FEI 4 Star level with Azad Kashmir and Al-Buraq. He rides pure dressage @ Prix St George (PSG) with Al-Khyber who also competes at FEI 3 star. He is the only recognised Pakistani rider at International circuit (FEI).  

In 2017 Usman qualified for Asian Games to be held in Jakarta 2018, becoming the only Pakistani to have qualified twice for the event. In 2018, he amazed critics by winning the FEI CIC 3 star class at Lakes and Craters 3 day event. Rewriting the national history books, making it Pakistan's first win after 13 years. Which was followed by another win in 2019 @ FEI CCI 3*** Star at Goulbourn HT and this time with Azad Kashmir. He also won at Geelong HT with Al Zarib in 2019.

On 1st Dec 2019, Pakistan's Usman Khan and Azad Kashmir shocked the World Equestrian by meeting requirements for Olympic Qualification Tokyo 2020.


At the age of 16, Usman was sponsored by Coca-Cola International to participate in the Quest Youth International expedition. Also, as an athlete, Usman won three gold, two silvers and a bronze medal at local competitions and qualified for the National Athletics Championship. At just 17 he attended and co-led four international conservation expeditions. At 19 he made his first documentary film. His second film was about the Indus Dolphin Rafting expedition, and was funded by UNDP and AFP.

At 22, Usman was awarded the Blue Code (the highest sporting award from an Australian university) when he won a gold medal in the Australian University National Games. At the age of 25 years, Usman signed the financial contract with Pakistan Sports Trust (PST). The proceeds going towards Pakistan Roadmap to Olympics and Beyond. He has acted for TV programs that have been aired on Indus Vision. He believes in himself and, above all, the might of Allah.


He obtained his Bachelor of Geographical Information System (GIS) from the University of South Australia (UniSA) in 2004. His intellectual determination was recognised when he received the Chancellorís Letter of Commendation (2003-04), the Deanís Merit Award (2003-04) and was granted Distinguished Membership of the Golden Key International Honour Society (UniSA Chapter). In 2005 Usman was granted a full academic scholarship by the Centre of GIS at Monash University, Masters Research Degree in Geography and Environmental Sciences. In 2005, Usman won the South Australia Award for Spatial Industry Research & Development (R&D). His spatial research has also seen him nominated for Australia's Fresh Innovators Award.


Usman has previously worked in spatial industry with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in Pakistan, the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Vienna, Austria, as a consultant to URS Corporation Australia, Satellite Imagery Analyst with UniSA and GIS researcher with Monash University. In 2005 he became the youngest serving executive director for Vanasee Media Corporation, Australia.  In 2007 worked as a GIS Divisional Coordinator / Business Analyst with Department of Water (WA) in Perth. In 2007-2008 as a Business Analyswith Department of Lands (NSW) and Environment Protection Authority (EPA). In 2008-2009 Senior Business Analyst with Department of Human Services (DHS). In 2009-2010 he worked for Institutional & Corporate divisions for Australia leading bank ANZ. He latter joined Australia's largest Superannuation company 'Superpartners' as a Process Specialist. His IT consulting took him across NBN, BUPA, DHS and Telstra contracts.

He went on to take Business Systems Award - Telco from Australia's largest infrastructure company 'Leighton Holding' in 2014 with comprehensive work in establishing real-time workforce management system & mobility. As certified & accredited Agile Practitioner (ScrumMaster), certified Six Sigma 'Green Belt' and certified Lean 'DFSS', his work portfolios exceed $2.5 billion across transformation and migration projects. His several business management & digital product roles span across NBNCo, Telstra & Ericson. 








USMAN KHAN cross country

USMAN KHAN cross country

  USMAN KHAN cross country




"Usman Khan was soon awarded a scholarship by Monash University."


"His passion for creativity won him another award. This time in graphic designing by University of New Haven."


"Worked as a GIS consultant for United Nation and several corporate sectors around the world."


"Also in 2007 Ajilon (Adecco) gave him the award for "Living the Values Recognition" for Consultancy Services in GIS and BA space.



















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