Three-time Olympian Stuart Tinney OAM won a gold medal at the Sydney 2000 Olympics and bronze at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Growing up in Gladstone in Queensland, Stuart mustered cattle on his parent’s property and began competing at age eight. He first competed on the international stage in 1988 at the World Equestrian Games in Stockholm, Sweden.
Making his Olympic debut on home soil at the Sydney 200 Olympics, Stuart was a member of the gold medal winning eventing team. He went on to compete at the Athens 2004 Olympics where the eventing team placed 6th.
Stuart continued to compete nationally and internationally and in 2016 returned to the Olympic stage in Rio where he and fellow NSWIS athlete Shane Rose won a bronze medal in Team Eventing.
In 2003 Stuart was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame. For the last 20 years he and his wife Karen have operated their own eventing business in north west Sydney.