Tinks Pottinger

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Tinks Pottinger
Personal information
Birth nameJudith Anne White
Born (1956-04-26) 26 April 1956 (age 67)
Waipawa, New Zealand
Height167 cm (5 ft 6 in) [1]
Weight63 kg (139 lb) [1]
Sport
CountryNew Zealand
Medal record
Equestrian
Representing Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Olympic Games
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1988 Seoul Team eventing

Judith Anne Pottinger (née White; born 26 April 1956), known as Tinks Pottinger, is a New Zealand horsewoman who won a bronze medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. Pottinger, riding Volunteer, was in the New Zealand three-day event team which finished third, along with Andrew Bennie, Margaret Knighton and Mark Todd. In the individual three-day event at the same Olympics, she finished fifth. [2]

Pottinger continued to compete in eventing until the late 1990s.

Pottinger was born in Waipawa on 26 April 1956, the daughter of Helen "Tiny" White (née Groome), a noted horsewoman and FEI judge, and Eric White. [3] [4] She was educated at Woodford House and Wellington Polytechnic. [3] In 1983, she married Andy Pottinger, and the couple went on to have two children, including Amanda Pottinger, who has won the New Zealand three-day event championship. [3] [4]

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References

  1. 1 2 Tinks Pottinger at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com (archived)
  2. "Tinks Pottinger". New Zealand Olympic Committee. 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  3. 1 2 3 Taylor, Alister, ed. (2001). New Zealand Who's Who Aotearoa 2001. Auckland: Alister Taylor Publishers. p. 717. ISSN   1172-9813.
  4. 1 2 Caro, Virginia (16 February 2018). "Like mother, like daughter: three generations of success". New Zealand Horse & Pony. Retrieved 1 September 2019.