Finally, the word is out. It’s official.
Tina, from Niota, Tennessee is now in the Guinness Book of World Records for 2008 as the Tallest Horse in the World.
Tina’s owners Jim and Marge Williams received the good news Thursday morning, October 25, 2007.
In July, Guinness representatives traveled to the Springbrook Inn in Niota to officially measure the very large Shire horse.
At 20 hands tall, Tina has officially claimed the title, “World’s Tallest Horse.” That puts Tina at nearly seven feet tall. She has taken the top spot from former record holder Radar who is a little more than 19 hands tall.
Tina should have no problem holding on to her new title. Her owners expect her to continuing growing, topping out around 23 hands.
Tina’s sire “Deighton Royal Diplomat” was imported from England and stands at 19.1 hands.
Tina was raised on the Jenson Shire farm in Blair, Nebraska and sold to the Williams when she was 4 months old. Her official name is “Jenson’s Diplomat Tina “.
Re-written from news sources:
Knoxville, Tennessee News
Tina Grows Another Inch Since Setting Guinness Record
Link: Simply Marvelous Earlier Post –Tina, Tallest Horse ? Update
Link: Simply Marvelous Earlier Post – Tennessee Horse Could Be World’s Tallest
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