Showjumper Tim Stockdale on the King George V Cup winner who pulls out weave bars with his teeth.

Fact file

Age: 11

Name: Fresh Direct Kalico Bay

Stable name: Frankie

Height: 17hh

Breed: Irish sport horse

Sire: Limmerick

Owners: Colin & Ann Garratt

Discipline: showjumping

Rider: Tim Stockdale

Groom: Kristyn Kemp

Best result: in 2010 he won the King George V Gold Cup at the Royal International at Hickstead

Five things you didn’t know…

1 Irish showjumper Trevor Coyle rode both his dam Missile C and his grandsire Cruising.

2 Tim Flach, the award-winning photographer, once featured him in an advert for which he needed a black horse.

3 He’s a bit of a Houdini. He loves nothing better than to escape from his loosebox and has even learnt how to undo the bolts.

4 He won’t tolerate anti-weave bars. They kept getting broken and I would wonder what had happened to them. Then one day I found out what he was up to – he twangs them until they snap and then pulls them out with his teeth.

5 He’s a really fussy eater. He will only eat Spillers feeds!

To read the full interview with Tim Stockdale on Fresh Direct Kalico Bay see the 19 April issue of H&H

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