Tinney Eventing are very proud to finally announce their selection for the Rio De Janeiro Games 2016. Stuart will ride John and Jane Pittard ‘s ‘PLUTO MIO’
TE are sorry for the delay in their news however it has been a rather hectic month with both Stuart and Gemma riding at Melbourne 3DE. It was certainly worth all the time, effort and support with a fabulous win for Corinna and Darren Huskinson ‘s WAR HAWK in the CCI***.
‘ War Hawk, known as Raffles in the stable is just sorting himself out in the dressage with a smooth test ( 48) still some work to do on his changes, I feel he will be a solid contender for Beaumont WEG Canada. I am very excited for this as his jumping is very reliable’
Gemma riding John and Jane Pittards second horse “Annapurna’ were great from start to finish. Gemma needing a CCI* to qualify for CCI** finished the showjumping with a clear round to win. With the fabulous Pluto Mio 2nd to Shane in the CIC***. This class for us was to be a pre Olympic run around. Pluto jumped around the XC like a hack out in the park, finishing on a clear show jump round. Good day at the office !
We really should not have a favorite but the beautiful ‘Carlchen’ stepped up to come 8th in the CCI*** Enough for us to take him to the UK as our reserve horse 🙂
With many out of pocket expenses, 2 months away from home for Stuart and twice as long for Pluto and Carl, plus triple this if you include Shane and Sonja. ‘Leg up for the Rio Trio’ was formed ! With a great night to celebrate the three riders being nominated to travel to the UK camp we took to the removal of Stuarts beard in the bid to raise more funds ! ( which it did, thank you Zana your shaving skills are amongst the better!) Shane you did not need to take a hoof knife to Stuarts throat !!!!
THANKYOU TO all our sponsors, owners, supporters and friends.
After 4 years another Olympic Games is upon us all. We hope to make you all proud of the Aussie’s with a very inspiring team named to go to Rio. Shane, Stuart, Chris Burton and Sam Griffith. The traveling reserve to be named prior to the flight late July to RIO. Fingers crossed for all the members listed and congratulations to the others that have been named as reserves for the Olympic Camp.
We personally would like to thank all our major sponsors: Bates, Ceva, CopRice, and Horseland, not forgetting Proteq and Ecomist. You are a huge part to our success at this level. The EA for their continued support at Elite level. Plus our wonderful owners, John and Jane Pittard, Corinna and Darren Huskinson, Kathy Ward, Pete O’Connell and Tim Game. To all our supporters thank you and of course our friends, we will be back having a life outside horses soon!! With the help of our staff again you are part of our team leading us to our success. We are grateful to you all.
We will stay in touch and we hope to bring back some ‘bling’
Happy Olympics TE