Stuart Tinney OAM

Discipline: Eventing

Current Horses: Pluto Mio, Annapurna, War Hawk, Queen Mary, Medusa, Carlchen, Conrad. ( International)

What are your top 5 best performances?

  1. 2000 Gold medalist Sydney Olympic Games.
  2. 1998 World Equestrian Games Rome 8th
  3. 2010 World Equestrian Games Kentucky USA 8th
  4. 2014 World Equestrian Games France 11th
  5. 2011, 2009 Adelaide CCI**** 1st

Who has had the biggest influence on your career to date?

All my successes have been since I married Karen ! Along with the EA High Performance. My Father Brian got me started on the horse riding path.

Was it always your plan to work with horses professionally?

Once I could see a viable way YES.

What made you choose your current discipline?

The discipline of the 3 events to train and the challenge, the chance to win a medal at Olympics.

What qualities do you look for when choosing a new horse?

Good brain, attitude and ability to mentally and physically cope with 3 Day Eventing and soundness.

What is your favourite training exercise?

Do not have a favourite, I like versatility !

What gets you out of bed every morning?

A coffee or 2 !

How do you deal with the lows of the sport?

You get better at dealing with it as you mature ( get older!) there is a lot of them.

Your most embarrassing career moment?

I suppose at the water Badminton on Tex when I jumped into the crowd ! Not proud of that but it made headlines – and still does !

What would your advice be to an aspiring professional?

Make sure you look after your horses the best you can- they will be the ones that bring you success, as well as hard hard work !

What do you like about Proteq Equine Bedding?

Easy, practical, eco friendly and Australian .

What would you say to anyone who is hesitating to make the change over to Proteq?

Try it you will not go back !

Most embarrassing moment?

I think I may be boring as I don’t really have one ….. yet !

Ultimate goal?

To keep representing Australia on the World stage until I can’t anymore.

Develop cross country Course Design, to keep Australia on the top level of International courses and trends whilst maintaining the safety of cross country courses.

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