At the age of 32, Lyndal Oatley made her Olympic debut competing in dressage at the London Games. She finished equal 10th in the team event and 37th in the individual – the highest placed Australian competitor.
Four years later Oatley booked her ticket to her second Games. In Rio she finished 36th in the individual and 9th in the team event.
Growing up with horses, Oatley competed show horses and was twice named Australian Champion and was nominated for the Young Australian of the Year for her achievements. She decided to pursue dressage after watching her cousin Kristy Oatley compete at the Sydney 2000 Olympics. The two cousins competed alongside each other in London and Rio, and Lyndal also competed against her husband Patrik Kittel in London, a representative for the Swedish Team.