Tina Cook

Kristina, also known as Tina, was born into horses. Daughter of champion jockey and Grand National winning trainer Josh Gifford and Althea Rofer-Smith, a successful international show jumper.

Tina’s first taste of international competition was at the Junior European Championships in Rome where the team won gold. She has enjoyed a very successful eventing career since she started riding full-time at 16, winning 18 medals to date from international competitions around the world. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics she claimed both the individual and team bronze medals and was European Champion in 2009.

Career Highlights

2 Olympic Team medals
Individual Bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games
3 World Championship medals
5 Team European Championship medals
European Champion at Fontainebleau 2009

Stable Star - Billy The Red

Picking just one horse as my stable star is almost impossible! General Jock was a great horse at the start of my career and Miners Frolic took me to two Olympics. My current star is Billy The Red – he was picked as the reserve for Rio when he was only 9. He was well placed at Pau for his first 4* and in 2017 he was 10th at Badminton as well as part of the gold medal winning team at the European Championships in Poland where we also came 4th individually. He has a very exciting future ahead.     Photo Credit: Charlotte Colley Photography