Remembering Tina - Worlds Tallest Horse
 By bucknut   •   30th Apr 2010   •   18,234 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  •  7,390 views
whisper rules  
wow that horse is massive but beautiful! and so young its sad!
  Apr 30, 2010  •  8,729 views
Not fair! She was the tallest! Tina should be made into a model!
  Apr 30, 2010  •  8,539 views
he loooks like the sweetest horse ever so gental u know what i mean
  Apr 30, 2010  •  8,647 views
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  •  8,629 views
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  •  8,531 views
Actually, Big Jake is the tallest at 20.1ish hands. I don't remember the exact hight.
  May 1, 2010  •  8,514 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  •  8,998 views
Thank you for that info,I turned in this article weeks ago
  May 1, 2010  •  8,995 views
bambam roxs  
cool!!that is awsome
  May 1, 2010  •  8,984 views
Awww that is so sad
  May 1, 2010  •  9,008 views
awww so sad!!!!! 8*(
  May 26, 2010  •  9,573 views
i am going to meet Radar in person, but i wish i could have meet Tina:(
  Jun 21, 2010  •  9,586 views
Awwwww, soo sweet yet, sad. Tina seems like a good, spirited horse. I wish that I owned her!!!!
  Jun 21, 2010  •  9,601 views
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
  Jun 25, 2010  •  9,576 views
Jumpers TBS  
She is huge!
  Jun 30, 2010  •  9,582 views
Acorn Acres  
20hh at only 4 years old?! Imagine her if she'd been able to fully mature...
  Jul 1, 2010  •  9,667 views
sterling turner  
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  Jul 1, 2010  •  9,561 views
its me  
Poor thing, i feel really sorry for her. only 4yrs
  Jul 4, 2010  •  9,583 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.
  Jul 4, 2010  •  9,593 views
PeT LoVeR  
thats not the biggest horse in the world but it is the cutest
  Jul 5, 2010  •  9,563 views
No Name  
wow that horse is huge but um male Clydesdale's get up to 18 or 19 hands high.
  Jul 7, 2010  •  9,572 views
it should be tina no matter how sweet radar is her spirit is still there
  Jul 18, 2010  •  9,593 views
Kendall Mickey  
Thats Crazy!
  Jul 24, 2010  •  9,572 views
BRF Barreh xD  
Poor horse so young so beautiful and big R.I.P Tina
  Jul 29, 2010  •  7,252 views
WOW!! That is one tall horse. It is sad that she passed.=(
  Jul 29, 2010  •  7,195 views
tina needs a breyer model horse! its not far, she was the true tallest horse!
  Jul 31, 2010  •  7,153 views
The Breyer horse model is going to be a foot high!
  Aug 6, 2010  •  7,264 views
poor tina she will always be loved n missedxx :)

R.I.P Tina xxx
  Aug 6, 2010  •  7,258 views
Oh man that is sooo sad. I litteraly just started crying
  Aug 8, 2010  •  7,281 views
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