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Farewell to Tinka’s Boy

Wednesday, 12 January 2022

Photo © Hippo Foto/Dirk Caremans Markus Fuchs and Tinka's Boy at the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004. Photo © Hippo Foto/Dirk Caremans.

At the age of 33, Markus Fuchs' former top horse Tinka’s Boy (Zuidpool x Zeus) has passed away. To the Swiss equestrian magazine PferdeWoche, Fuchs said: “We are all sad, including his owner Isolde Liebherr. But we are also grateful that after an extremely successful ten-year sports career, he was able to enjoy such a long retirement in the best of health.”

Tinka’s Boy had an incredible career with Fuchs in the saddle, and has been described by the Swiss rider as "the horse of my life, with which I celebrated my greatest success". In 2001, the two won the World Cup Final in Gothenburg and they were also on the podium as second in 2000 and third in 2004. They took team silver at the Olympic Games in Sydney in 2000, individual and team silver at the European Championships at Hickstead in 1999 as well as team bronze at the European Championship in Donaueschingen in 2003. The pair also represented Switzerland at the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004, at the World Equestrian Games in Jerez in 2002 and at the European Championships in Arnhem in 2001.

Tinka’s Boy has left many successful offspring in the sport, such as Tinka’s Serenade, Heroine de Muze, MoM’s Isaura, Hocus Pocus de Muze, High Point VDL, Sherazade du Gevaudan, CSIO Bel, Upsilon De La Liniere, Rondine Del Terricio, Azilis du Mesnil and many, many more.

Our thoughts go out to all those close to Tinka's Boy.

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