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The Countdown til Adelaide!

The Countdown til Adelaide!

Well it’s been another busy month at Tinney Eventing! But so far everything has been running very smoothly in the lead up to Adelaide! There’s less then 5 weeks before we pack up the truck and head down with 4 horses. I have mainly been training at home with Dad, whenever I jump it’s always with him, however he has just gone away for 3 weeks overseas so I will now start to get some help with mum. I’ve also been having some dressage lessons with my non family coach Daniella Deirks. We start galloping with horses next week! So getting pretty serious now! There’s only been 1 event this month which was amazing!! I had 3 in the top classes, Diabolo in his first 4*…! I know what you’re thinking “why is he in the 4* when I’m planning on taking him 3* at Adelaide?” Well after his win at SIEC Spring Eventing I thought what’s the point running him around 3* till Adelaide when he finds them easy? But to step it up a notch at Canberra to get him really ready for whatever is thrown at us at Adelaide 3*! I am over the moon on how he went! Clear in both jumping phases! Wow so excited about this special boy. I can’t thank Tim Game enough for this opportunity-Dab is super special. Wanda stepped down a grade from SIEC Spring Eventing as taking our fall on the flat made us not qualified for 4* at Canberra. Cruising around the 3* with a good test and clear in both jumping finished us in 9th! I also...
Spring Season!

Spring Season!

Well what a big month it’s been! Since my last update, there has been 2 events and a lot of training. Let’s start with Equestriad. I had 3 rides – Carly Sawyer’s Any Thyme in the 80cm, Michelle and Suntosha Barker’s Sphinx in the 2* plus Janelle Ravine’s Red Prince in the 1*. Big weekend of riding and very pleased with all 3 horses but no Adelaide horses in that lot! Now onto Agnes Banks Equine Clinic Spring Classic, where I also had 3 rides: Wanda in the CCN4*, Tim Games and mum’s Diabolo in the CCN3* plus catch ride Tia Richardson’s Lethal Fantasy in the CCN1*. Very fortunately for me, Dad and I did a little swap where I got the ride on the amazing Wanda (mum and dad’s 4* horse) and he took the ride on Wasabi. Between dad and I, there is 8 horses to compete plus extra rides we pick up so there is a lot of horses and we tend to share a little more now. Over the weekend I was extremely happy with how the horses went. Diabolo being the star of the show winning the CCN3*, Lethal Fantasy 10th and poor Wanda and I didn’t quite make it around the XC taking a small tumble on the flat around a slippery turn before fence 18. This being my first event on Wanda, I had a blast and what a great feeling she gave me around most of the course! She is such a great jumper and I already feel a partnership coming on! Will have to tell dad he isn’t getting this...
Meet our Eventing Insider!

Meet our Eventing Insider!

I would like to introduce myself, I will be blogging in the lead up to the Australian International 3 Day Event 2019. My name is Gemma Tinney and I would love to share with you my time growing up plus my achievements and experiences over the years. As you already may know, I grew up in a very horsey family! With my parents being Stuart and Karen Tinney, there was lots of horse riding going on. I started riding when I was 4 in a local riding school. After a year or two, my sister Jaymee and I got our first pony called Snowy to share. Unfortunately, Snowy passed away at who knows what age! Then came along Sly, an ex show pony from my godmother Cate Edwards. Sly was the slowest pony that ever lived! To then grow out of Sly very quickly and on to my sister’s pony Bluebell, who also came from Cate. Bluebell was by far the best pony ever! A 12.2 white Welsh Mountain Pony, she really put me on the map of riding – however, she could put her head down and have a buck! Bluebell gave me and Jaymee lots of ribbons in Eventing, Showjumping, and Sporting. Bluebell was my first official event horse, taking me to my first ever Event when I was 11 at SIEC 60cm. Sadly I outgrew Bluebell but thinking she was going to live out the rest of her days retired at home, I let my young students ride her and yes, they absolutely fell in love with her. Still to this day at 34yo she lives...