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COUDRAY Tiana
Sport Eventing
NOC United States   
GenderFemale
Born08 Aug 1988 in Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Height1.63 m
Human Interest
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport? She began eventing because she had done some dressage and jumping. She also enjoyed the adrenaline rush she got from the sport.
When and where did you begin this sport? She took up the sport at age 14 at Ojai Valley School in California, United States of America, which offered an equestrian programme that allowed students to ride after school instead of doing more traditional extra-curricular activities. Her mother Ellen believes this is where Coudray's passion and determination to succeed came from.
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto "Quitting is the only time you lose for sure." [Laffit Pincay] (Facebook profile, 12 Aug 2010)
Other sports She spent 10 years as an Irish dancer until age 15, and competed at five world championships. Her highest finish was eighth. (theamerican.co.uk, 15 Jan 2019; Athlete, 12 Jul 2012; tianacoudrayeventing.com, 01 Dec 2009)
Hero / Idol British eventer William Fox-Pitt. (clubequestrian.com, 12 Aug 2010)
Awards and honours She received the 2011 Lionel Guerrand-Hermes Trophy. (tianacoudrayeventing.com, 01 Dec 2009)

She was named the 2005, 2007 and 2009 United States Eventing Association [USEA] Young Rider of the Year. (tianacoudrayeventing.com, 01 Dec 2009)
Further Personal Information
Occupation Athlete, Coach, Horse Trainer
General Interest
Other information STABLES
She is based at Day House Farm in Swindon, England. (useventing.com, 19 Jun 2021)

MOVE TO ENGLAND
In 2011 she went to England to prepare for a three-star event at Blenheim Palace, but elected to stay permanently and set up her own eventing business. "The decision to stay was made partly out of stubbornness and partly from knowing that if I was going to make a bid for the Olympics, then I needed to stay in Europe. Similarly, after the Games [in 2012], I asked myself what I had to rush home to, and the answer was nothing. I was only 24 and would have to start from scratch building a business, so I thought I might as well do it here. As long as I have good horses and big competition goals, then this is where I should be." (theamerican.co.uk, 15 Jan 2019; eventingnation.com, 12 Dec 2014)
Further Personal Information
Residence Swindon, ENG
Languages English
Last Update
  22 Sep 2021
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team Tiana Coudray Eventing: Swindon, ENG
Name of coach Mark Phillips, GBR; Caroline Moore, GBR; Yogi Breisner, SWE; Ian Woodhead, GBR; Tina Fletcher, GBR

Major Results
Olympic Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2012 OG-C London (GBR) RINGWOOD MAGISTER 40 7
Continental Championships and Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2008 CH-N.Am-Y-C2* Parker CO (USA) RINGWOOD MAGISTER 4 1
2005 CH-N.Am-Y-C2* Lexington VA (USA) KING STREET 7 5
Other Events
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2013 CCI4*-HSBC Badminton (GBR) RINGWOOD MAGISTER 17  
2011 CCI4*-HSBC Lexington KY (USA) RINGWOOD MAGISTER EL  
2007 CCI4* Lexington KY (USA) KING STREET EL  

Current Results
Date Venue Competition Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
08.05.2014 to 11.05.2014 CCI4* Badminton (GBR)   RINGWOOD MAGISTER 25  
04.04.2014 to 06.04.2014 CIC3* Belton (GBR)   RINGWOOD MAGISTER 37  
20.09.2013 to 22.09.2013 CIC2* Gatcombe Park (GBR)   SAXON LEGACY EL  
25.06.2013 to 30.06.2013 CICO3* Aachen (GER)   RINGWOOD MAGISTER 10 7
14.06.2013 to 16.06.2013 CIC2* Nunney (GBR)   SAXON LEGACY 25  
03.05.2013 to 06.05.2013 CCI4*-HSBC Badminton (GBR)   RINGWOOD MAGISTER 17  
12.04.2013 to 14.04.2013 CIC3* Belton (GBR)   RINGWOOD MAGISTER 30  
12.04.2013 to 14.04.2013 CIC2* Belton (GBR)   KINNORDY RIVALDO 41  
28.03.2013 to 30.03.2013 CIC3* Burnham Market (GBR)   RINGWOOD MAGISTER 42  
28.03.2013 to 30.03.2013 CIC2* Burnham Market (GBR)   KINNORDY RIVALDO EL  
28.07.2012 to 09.08.2012 Olympic Games-C London (GBR)   RINGWOOD MAGISTER   7
Abbreviation Meaning
DNF Did Not Finish
DNS Did Not Start
DNQ Did Not Qualify
DSQ Disqualified
FNR Finished No Rank
RET Retired
WDW Withdrawal






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