Owner Chris Stone tells H&H about the laid-back stallion whom he bought for his wife’s birthday.

Fact file

Stable name: Chilli

Age: 12

Height: 16.3hh

Sire: Phantomic (German thoroughbred)

Dam: Koralle

Discipline: eventing

Owners: Chris & Lisa Stone

Groom: Jackie Potts

Best ever result: won Bramham CCI*** and came fifth at Pau CCI**** in 2012.

Four things you didn’t know…

1 His damline goes back to Kassette, one of the few original Trakehners from the East Prussian Stud that survived the 600-mile march to escape the Soviet invasion in 1945.

2 Chilli is the fourth stallion William Fox-Pitt has competed. “His temperament is exceptional. He travels and rides alongside other horses but we wouldn’t lead him in a headcollar down the stable lines,” says William.

3 The Stones have seven Chilli foals, all chips off the old block. “Other people have bay or even grey offspring, but all mine are chestnut with a white blaze,” says Chris. “I struggle with my three children’s names, but have no chance with Chilli’s offspring.”

4 Chilli’s stud fee, which started at £650, is now £1,000.

To read the full interview with Chris Stone about Chilli Morning see 4 January issue of H&H

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