Many months of no eventing, fires, floods, heat storms and broken bones!
2020 has started with some challenges for Tinney Eventing- Luckily the season has been put on hold due to extreme weather conditions. Sydney at SIEC postponed, local show jumping cancelled due to floods – If we were going to have to cope with human injuries this was a good time. Most of you may know that Stuart sustained a broken foot needing surgery after some not so athletic moves on Australia Day playing volleyball! The day after his surgery he received ENSW 2019 Rider of the Year award. We had the great opportunity to have a few days training with Bettina Hoy prior (picture with Bettina at the NSW awards night) Stuart, now on the way to recovery. All being well you will see him and his horses at Equestriad in April. Just as we managed to get Stuart sorted, my mum Irene took a fall, breaking her hip. This injury will certainly take more recovery time 🙁
Taking a short trip to the UK for an Australia Eventing team forum Stuart came home with a great, enthusiastic mindset for all the preparations needed to get selected for the Tokyo Games in August. Plus of course bottles of Gin for his much-deserved wife!
Calendar March/April 2020
With a slow to nothing start in the calendar we have however been hard at work with our training. With Stuart out of action it’s been ‘girl power’ – With our trusty rider Tara Rogers a fabulous help- Gemma and me filling the void (not forgetting DD). We also have managed to score a great new groom Courtney Foster who has slotted into TE really well, Thank- you to you all.
Our plans for selection will be Equestriad- 18th/19th April. SYD3de 8th/9th/10th May and MELB3de 5th/6th/7th June. Elisabeth Brinton’s “Celebration” plus “Leporis” – Our other younger team of horses will compete with Tara Rogers and Gemma.