It is with great sadness that we advise the passing of Anthony (Tony) Webb. The great Taihape man who rode at the Word Equestrian Games in Stockholm in 1990, passed away on June 2, 2020, after a long battle with cancer.
Tony’s achievements included winning the NZ Showjumping World Cup round in 1989/1990 season with his horse Reservation and chose to participate in the finals at Dortmund, Germany. At this time he was only the third kiwi combination to do so, with John Cottle and Alan Goodall having been the others. Although fortune didn’t favour Tony at Dortmund, he had other successes while abroad, sufficient to qualify him for entry at the Stockholm World Equestrian Games where he competed with credit in Showjumping.
Tony was also announced on the long list for the 1992 Olympic Games along side Maurice Beatson, John Cottle, Bruce Goodin, Mark Todd and Ann and Harvey Wilson. Here is what some of Tony’s fellow competitors and team mates had to say about him.
Mark Todd – Very sorry to read this. What a character he was, such fun around the shows in my early days. Will never forget him and Cherokee. Sincere condolences Daniel and your family.
John Cottle – NZ has lost one of our great horseman, a wonderful character and fierce competitor. Our condolences to the whole family, he will not be forgotten.
Our condolences and thoughts are with the Webb family during this sad time.
A memorial for Tony will be held on Saturday, June 6th at midday. Due to Covid restrictions mourners are limited to attend.