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Remembering Tina - Worlds Tallest Horse
 By bucknut   •   30th Apr 2010   •   17,915 views   •   31 comments
Worlds Tallest HorseAsk me how tall too tall is for a horse. I would reply with a firm 17hh. No taller. Any taller and I would rather stay on ground level with the giant. Try telling Marge and Jim Williams that even 18hh is too tall.

The Williams run a bed and breakfast called Springbrook Inn which is also where Marge runs a riding academy. The WIlliams set out to bring home a new addition to the family. They came across a four month old Shire filly from Jenson Shire farm. It was love at first sight. They brought the small filly, named Jenson's Diplomat Tina(aka Tina),home.

Knowing that her sire was (only) 19.3hh and her dam 18hh they didnt give it a second thought when Tina began to grow. And grow. And grow. Then she grew some more. Finally it had caught the Williams eyes. She was already about 20hh! After some research they decided to call up Guinness World Records. Tina had passed the current worlds tallest horse!

When Tina was only 3 years old Guinness World Records came to measure her, along with two licensed vets, mayor of the town, and four councilmen to be the witnesses. She measured exactly 20hh and 20.1 with her shoes on! The horse she beat out was (only) 19.3 1/2hh. The Williams recieved the good news October 25, 2007.

Expecting Tina to top out at about 23hh they were not expecting everything to go wrong. Tina had to have surgery to correct a hip surgery and everything was going great. Upon arrival Tina was doing fine but shortly after she went down, only to never get back up again. Thirty hours of intensive vet care went by of trying to save her before she passed.

Worlds Tallest Horse


Although Tina is gone now and the horse she beat out took back his title she is remembered and loved dearly. She died in April of 2008 at age 4.

Currently, Breyer Model Horses is making a model of Radar, the horse in which she stole the Tallest Horse title from. Some of us think Radar deserves being made a model, but some of us think they should make one of the true tallest horse, Tina.

I do attend Marge Williams riding academy and she is greatly missed there. Rest in peace Tina,you will always be loved.
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Fantasy Farms  
I have met rador in person and he us such a sweetie!
  Apr 30, 2010  •  7,063 views
 
whisper rules  
wow that horse is massive but beautiful! and so young its sad!
  Apr 30, 2010  •  8,402 views
 
Dreamer100  
Not fair! She was the tallest! Tina should be made into a model!
  Apr 30, 2010  •  8,212 views
 
SnickersRoxs  
he loooks like the sweetest horse ever so gental u know what i mean
  Apr 30, 2010  •  8,320 views
 
Kade  
She was absoulutely gorgeous, i am sure she will be missed by all. She is still the worlds tallest horse in my eyes :)
  Apr 30, 2010  •  8,302 views
 
SkippyFan99  
Radar was the world's tallest horse, but Big Jake topped him a few weeks ago. It will get the link up soon.
  Apr 30, 2010  •  8,204 views
 
Velski  online
Actually, Big Jake is the tallest at 20.1ish hands. I don't remember the exact hight.
  May 1, 2010  •  8,187 views
 
happy day  
hey!!!! tina should still be the tallest horse in the world even thou she is well gone don't mean she is still not the tallest horse in the world
  May 1, 2010  •  8,671 views
 
bucknut  
Thank you for that info,I turned in this article weeks ago
  May 1, 2010  •  8,668 views
 
bambam roxs  
cool!!that is awsome
  May 1, 2010  •  8,657 views
 
VampireGurl  
Awww that is so sad
  May 1, 2010  •  8,681 views
 
Smilez  
awww so sad!!!!! 8*(
  May 26, 2010  •  9,246 views
 
brgirl112403  
i am going to meet Radar in person, but i wish i could have meet Tina:(
  48 days ago  •  9,259 views
 
horsegirl481  
Awwwww, soo sweet yet, sad. Tina seems like a good, spirited horse. I wish that I owned her!!!!
  47 days ago  •  9,274 views
 
FireCracker  
my neighbor has a 2 year old belgain who is 17 hands and growing,.. i ride him and he is my production project for 4-H Tall horses are great to work with xD
  43 days ago  •  9,249 views
 
Jumpers TBS  
She is huge!
  39 days ago  •  9,255 views
 
Acorn Acres  
20hh at only 4 years old?! Imagine her if she'd been able to fully mature...
  38 days ago  •  9,340 views
 
sterling turner  
kglj hlsdhlksjhlkjklfdjdhujdfijfgjhflkhjflfkhnm,
  37 days ago  •  9,234 views
 
its me  
Poor thing, i feel really sorry for her. only 4yrs
  35 days ago  •  9,256 views
 
Lala from Paint  
I wish I could have met Tina in Person. I live 15 minutes away from where Radar lives and the person I buy my horses from is married to a a lady that is related to the Priefert owners so I see Radar alot. He's so sweet for such a bid horse.
  35 days ago  •  9,266 views
 
PeT LoVeR  
thats not the biggest horse in the world but it is the cutest
  34 days ago  •  9,236 views
 
No Name  
wow that horse is huge but um male Clydesdale's get up to 18 or 19 hands high.
  31 days ago  •  9,245 views
 
tammybash  
it should be tina no matter how sweet radar is her spirit is still there
  21 days ago  •  9,266 views
 
Kendall Mickey  
Thats Crazy!
  15 days ago  •  9,245 views
 
BRF Barreh xD  
Poor horse so young so beautiful and big R.I.P Tina
  10 days ago  •  6,925 views
 
Ty123  
WOW!! That is one tall horse. It is sad that she passed.=(
  10 days ago  •  6,868 views
 
solo25  
tina needs a breyer model horse! its not far, she was the true tallest horse!
  8 days ago  •  6,826 views
 
Avain  
The Breyer horse model is going to be a foot high!
  2 days ago  •  6,937 views
 
SophieT  
poor tina she will always be loved n missedxx :)


R.I.P Tina xxx
  2 days ago  •  6,931 views
 
KayKay  
Oh man that is sooo sad. I litteraly just started crying
  Aug 8, 2010  •  6,954 views
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