What you didn’t know about… Chilli Morning

  • 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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