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Tim Grubb

Full name: Timothy John "Tim" Grubb
Gender: Male
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
Weight: 121 lbs (55 kg)
Born: May 30, 1954 in Grantham, Lincolnshire, Great Britain
Died: May 11, 2010 in Paris, Illinois, United States
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Equestrianism

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

A product of the Pony Club system in England, Tim Grubb originally intended a career in horse racing until a spate of injuries moved him towards show jumping instead. He had early success in England but in 1978, after marrying American rider Michele McEvoy, relocated to the USA where he was to live for the rest of his life.

Having established himself as one of Britain’s leading amateur riders he was chosen for the 1980 Olympic team but the British Equestrian Federation chose not to send a team to Moscow and Grubb had to be content with a team silver from the Rotterdam event that served as an alternative for boycotting nations.

Four years later in Los Angeles he picked up genuine Olympic silver as a brilliant clear round in the first round of the team event helped the British to the second spot on the podium. Despite continued success on the East coast of America he was overlooked for the Seoul Olympics but was recalled for Barcelona albeit with little success.

The early nineties were his most successful period and he formed a partnership with Denizen that won the American Grand Prix Association Championship and the AGA Horse of the Year honours in 1993 as well as some of America’s richest prizes.

After sixteen years domicile in the United States he took out American citizenship in 1994 and was rewarded with a place on the US team that placed 4th in the World Equestrian Games in the Netherlands. He missed a place on the 1996 Olympic team and gradually switched his attention to his business interests which including training and selling horses. Grubb suffered ill health in his later years and died of heart failure in May 2010. His daughter Dottie is one of the leading collegiate riders in America

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 30 Los Angeles Equestrianism Mixed Jumping, Individual Great Britain GBR 13
1984 Summer 30 Los Angeles Equestrianism Mixed Jumping, Team Great Britain GBR 2 Silver
1992 Summer 38 Barcelona Equestrianism Mixed Jumping, Individual Great Britain GBR AC r2/2
1992 Summer 38 Barcelona Equestrianism Mixed Jumping, Team Great Britain GBR 7

Mixed Jumping, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Horse Phase Unit Rank F PTS
1984 Summer 30 Los Angeles Equestrianism Great Britain Linky Final Standings 13 17.25
1984 Summer 30 Los Angeles Equestrianism Great Britain Linky Round One 13 QU 8.25
1984 Summer 30 Los Angeles Equestrianism Great Britain Linky Round Two 20 9.00
1992 Summer 38 Barcelona Equestrianism Great Britain Denizen Final Standings AC r2/2
1992 Summer 38 Barcelona Equestrianism Great Britain Denizen Final Round AC DNQ
1992 Summer 38 Barcelona Equestrianism Great Britain Denizen Final Round Round One AC DNF
1992 Summer 38 Barcelona Equestrianism Great Britain Denizen Qualifying Round 13 QU 181.00
1992 Summer 38 Barcelona Equestrianism Great Britain Denizen Qualifying Round Round One 38T 49.50
1992 Summer 38 Barcelona Equestrianism Great Britain Denizen Qualifying Round Round Two 37T 50.50
1992 Summer 38 Barcelona Equestrianism Great Britain Denizen Qualifying Round Round Three 7 81.00

Mixed Jumping, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Horse Phase Unit Rank F
1984 Summer 30 Los Angeles Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Linky Final Standings 2 28.25
1984 Summer 30 Los Angeles Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Linky Round One 4T QU 0.00
1984 Summer 30 Los Angeles Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Linky Round Two 2 non-scoring 28.25
1992 Summer 38 Barcelona Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Denizen Final Standings 7 17.00
1992 Summer 38 Barcelona Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Denizen Round One 5T 8.75
1992 Summer 38 Barcelona Equestrianism Great Britain GBR Denizen Round Two 6T non-scoring 8.25