Kristina Cook

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Kristina Cook
Tina Cook Miners Frolic cross-country London Olympics 2012.jpg
Tina Cook and Miners Frolic competing at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
Personal information
Nationality  Great Britain
Discipline Eventing
Born Rustington, Sussex, England

Kristina "Tina" Cook (née Gifford, born 31 August 1970), is a British three-day eventing rider. She is the 2009 European Champion. A three-time Olympic medallist, she won individual silver at the European championships in 1993, individual and team bronze in 2008 and team silver in 2012. She has also won two World team golds (1994, 2010) and three European team golds (1995, 1999, 2009).


Cook was born Kristina Gifford in Rustington and is the daughter of the four times British jump racing Champion Jockey, Josh Gifford.[1] Riding Miners Frolic, she won bronze medals in both the individual and team eventing at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.[2] Cook only made the Olympic Eventing team, after the withdrawals of Zara Phillips and Lucy Wiegersma. She became double European Eventing champion in 2009 on Miners Frolic in both the Individual and Team competitions at the championships at Fontainebleau in France.

Her achievements prior to the 2008 Olympics included winning gold medals at the 1994 World Equestrian Games in The Hague and the 1995 and 1999 European Championships.[3]

Cook won silver in the team eventing at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.[4] Kristina cook was then picked for the team in the 2014 World Equestrian Games with her homebred horse De Novo News. This was the horse's first championship in which they helped to win team silver.

Cook is also patron for the Worthing-based charity, Guild Care.[5]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 13 August 2008. Retrieved 14 August 2008. 
  2. ^ "Double bronze for debutant Cook", BBC, 12 August 2008
  3. ^ Boucher, Caroline (7 March 2004). "My kingdom for a horse". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "Cook serves up silver". Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
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