We need to start with a bunch of “Gratitude’s” to all those that have helped and contributed towards our successful World Equestrian Games, Normandy France. Firstly we were very privileged to be able to represent Australia as an Individual rider. With a great result, Stuart and Pluto Mio coming 12th in the World. The highest placed Australian was an amazing finish for us:
Our list of Thank You’s go to:
- Pluto Mio ( you were a star and when it got tough you just excelled)
- John and Jane Pittard ( Pluto’s most humble owners!)
- Amy- our super groom and friend.
- Our major sponsors: CopRice, Ceva/Nature Vet, Horseland, Bates saddles and HIDEZ. We can never thank you enough.
- The whole EA team ( too many to mention) including our director Prue Barrett, plus HP Manager Chris Webb. All parts of management were handled with great integrity and professionalism.
- All our fabulous supporters which ‘liked’ us or commented on our face book page! Hopefully we kept you very up to date while we were in camp and competing.
- Our very trust worthy groom and rider at home Hayley and Moniek- the horses and yard was in such great shape on our return- Horses and dogs fine- the barn cat, the birds and no dead fish ! well not to our knowledge!
- Plus of course Stuart, without such an amazing ambassador for the sport there would be nothing to write about- you are an incredible event rider and with 6 Championships including Olympic Games, over the past 20+ years, you have completed every single one- that would have to be up there as one of Australia’s most successful sports people of all time ?
- Myself (J) – who of course is very bias if you had not noticed! One of your biggest and long term fans! ( along with Brian, Stuart’s dad!)
- Jaymee and Gemma for being the best daughters one could ask for JJ
On our return to work we are now excited with the prospect of preparing for the RIO Olympics in 2 years- we have some great horses and owners- we will keep you all informed on their progress in the next 2 years. Just remember our face book page Tinney Eventing is regularly managed, like us, comment and stay up to date with all our latest news.
Some great pictures of Pluto at WEG 2014
Thank-you to An-Eventful Life and Julia McLean