New Zealander Muzi (Amanda) Pottinger (31) who is currently based near Cheltenham completed her first Badminton in 2022 with Just Kidding (35th) her entry this year also. The pair contested the 2022 World Championships in Pratoni (35th). The combination contested its first 5* at Adelaide in 2019 completing in 4th place.
In 2014 after completing a BSc in AgriScience at Massey University, Muzi joined the BEL Group Dairy Farming business located in Hawkes Bay where she works as a Business Analyst.
She was the NZ Open National Champion in 2016 and 2018
Muzi is the daughter of the former New Zealand international rider Tinks Pottinger who was fourth at Badminton in 1988 and later that year won an Olympic team bronze medal in Seoul.
Muzi enjoys Fishing, golf walking beach and dogs
Just Kidding (aka Ferg) owned by Mrs Tinks and Mr Andy Pottinger and rider is a 17-Year-old Australian thoroughbred. He is by the 2000 Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus (then sold to Coolmore Stud reputedly for 70million) out of a mare by Sadlers Wells. Just Kidding was originally sold as a yearling for 100,000NZD and acquired by Muzi (for much less) off the track as a five-year-old. He was called Just Kidding because he was so naughty trotting like an angel one minute then going nowhere the next. In 2018 the pair was 2nd at the Adelaide 4* and in 2019 was 4th.
15.3hh , bay , gelding
Sire Fusaichi Pegasus
Dam Gypsy Princess (Sadler's Wells)
Owner(s): The Pottinger Family