What you didn’t know about… Tixylix

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Young showjumper Jessica Mendoza tells H&H about the pony that everyone wants.

Fact file

Name: Tixylix

Stable name: Tixy

Age: 14

Height: 148cm

Sire: Cavalier

Dam: Mandra

Discipline: showjumping

Owner: Sarah Mendoza (Jessica’s mother)

Rider: Jessica Mendoza

Five things you didn’t know…

1 She had a foal as a youngster. Former owner Pippa Akers tried to locate the offspring, but was unsuccessful.

2 She refuses to go in two-horse lorries or to be tacked up by strangers.

3 Tixylix has an Indonesian passport, but the Mendozas are unsure whether or not she was bred there.

4 She has won five FEI pony European Championships medals – team gold and individual bronze with Jessica at Jaszkowo, Poland, 2011, team gold in 2012 and team and individual gold with Zoe Adams, Freudenberg, Germany, 2007.

5 Tixylix has won more than £30,000 in prize-money.

To read the full interview with Jessica Mendoza about Tixylix see 16 August issue of H&H

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Originally published on horseandhound.co.uk