Born: August 8, 1988
Hometown: Ojai, California
Tiana Coudray and Ringwood Magister (Mike McNally)
Tiana Coudray started riding lessons in the third grade but with a busy international Irish Dancing career, she didn’t hit the eventing scene until 2003.
With newly purchased King Street, Coudray worked her way up from the Novice level of eventing. The rider’s success at both the lower and advanced levels enabled Coudray to win the USEA Young Rider of the Year an unprecedented three times in 2005, 2007, and 2009 with multiple mounts.
After years of partnering with King Street, Coudray brought her young horse Ringwood Magister onto the upper level scene with a splash in 2008 when the pair placed second in the Twin Rivers Three-Day Event CCI2*. The pair then traveled to the North American Junior and Young Riders Championship where they placed fourth in the CCI2*. After the Championship, the team would move on to the CIC2* at Twin Rivers Fall a few months later to grab another second place finish.
The pair’s first trip out in 2009 would result in a win at the Advanced level of the Ram Tap Horse Trial in early February and a third two months later in the same division at the Twin Rivers Spring Three-Day Event. They would move back up to placing in the top levels at the May 2009 Jersey Fresh Three-Day Event, finishing third in the CIC3*.
Coudray ran two horses at the Event at Rebecca Farm in July, finishing eighth in the CIC3*-W with Ringwood Magister and winning the CIC1* division with Regal Promise. Twin Rivers Fall would be Ringwood Magister’s next top placing at the higher level when the gelding and Coudray placed second in the CIC3*division.
Coudray and Ringwood Magister would return to the CIC3* level in late March of 2010, making a big splash by winning the CIC3* at Galway Downs. Coudray loaded two other horses into the trailer for the Twin Rivers Spring Three-Day Event, taking fourth place on both Master Hill in the CCI2* division and Regal Promise in the CCI1*division respectively. Ringwood Magister returned to the lineup in a big way at the Jersey Fresh Three-Day Event when Coudray would pilot him to victory in the CCI3*.
Coudray would travel to Montana that summer for the Event at Rebecca Farms, winning the CCI2* division on Master Hill. Her last show of the season was at the Boekelo Horse Trials where she rode Ringwood Magister to a sixth-place finish.
2011 was an exciting year for Coudray as she won her first Advanced run of the year on Ringwood Magister in the Advanced A class at the Twin Rivers Winter Horse Trial before taking Wise Equestrian Master Hill to a third-place finish in the Advanced AA at the Southern Pines Horse Trial.
Coudray would return to the scene of her last CIC3* victory in May at the Jersey Fresh Three-Day Event with Master Hill in the same class, finishing second in the division.
Ringwood Magister and Coudray then travelled to England where they have been based for over a year. In September, the pair finished on their dressage score at the Fidelity Blenheim Horse Trials CCI3* collecting second-place honors. In June 2012, Coudray and Ringwood Magister finished fifth at the Barbury Castle Horse Trials CIC*** event, the last Mandatory Outing for the Olympic Selection Trials, where they were the highest placed American pair. Later that summer, the pair competed for the United States at the 2012 London Olympic Games.