Boylen, Christilot (1947–)

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Boylen, Christilot (1947–)

Canadian equestrian. Name variations: Christilot Hanson. Born Christilot Hanson, April 2, 1947, in Batavia, Indonesia; dau. of of an Australian father and Indonesia mother of Dutch descent; m. James Boylen (horse breeder); children: daughters Billie Jeanne and Christa-Dora Boylen.

Moved to Toronto when young; starred as Princess Summerfall Winterspring on the CBC version of "Howdy Doody" (1956–60); at the Pan American Games, won gold medals for indiv. dressage and team dressage (1971) and a gold medal for indiv. dressage (1975). Wrote Basic Dressage for North America.

See also autobiography, Canadian Entry.