Australia's Premier Equestrian Event
14 to 17 November 2019
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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...