Tinks Pottinger
Personal information
Birth nameJudith Anne White
Born (1956-04-26) 26 April 1956 (age 66)
Waipawa, New Zealand
Height167 cm (5 ft 6 in)[1]
Weight63 kg (139 lb)[1]
CountryNew Zealand

Judith Anne Pottinger (née White; born 26 April 1956), known as Tinks Pottinger, is a New Zealand horsewoman who won a bronze medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. Pottinger, riding Volunteer, was in the New Zealand three-day event team which finished third, along with Andrew Bennie, Margaret Knighton and Mark Todd. In the individual three-day event at the same Olympics, she finished fifth.[2]

Pottinger continued to compete in eventing until the late 1990s.

Pottinger was born in Waipawa on 26 April 1956, the daughter of Helen "Tiny" White (née Groome), a noted horsewoman and FEI judge, and Eric White.[3][4] She was educated at Woodford House and Wellington Polytechnic.[3] In 1983, she married Andy Pottinger, and the couple went on to have two children, including Amanda Pottinger, who has won the New Zealand three-day event championship.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b Tinks Pottinger at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com (archived)
  2. ^ "Tinks Pottinger". New Zealand Olympic Committee. 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  3. ^ a b c Taylor, Alister, ed. (2001). New Zealand Who's Who Aotearoa 2001. Auckland: Alister Taylor Publishers. p. 717. ISSN 1172-9813.
  4. ^ a b Caro, Virginia (16 February 2018). "Like mother, like daughter: three generations of success". New Zealand Horse & Pony. Retrieved 1 September 2019.