What you didn’t know about… Dingbat

  • Team chase rider Sarah Myhill tells H&H about the ‘brilliant lunatic’ who will only run in the lead.

    Fact file

    Stable name: Dingers

    Age: 19

    Height: 16.1hh

    Discipline: team chasing

    Sire: State Diplomacy

    Dam: Little Possum

    Owner: Sarah Myhill

    Groom: Sarah Myhill

    Top results: winning the 2009 and 2011 National Championships, and the 2010-11 league

    Five things you didn’t know…

    1 Sarah dare not jump him over a practice fence at a team chase because he refuses. “He’s saving his energy for the real thing,” she says.

    2 He has not missed a single team chase since spring 2008 — Sarah broke her neck in October 2007 and so missed most of the autumn season.

    3 He evented with Zara Phillips from 2002-04. He has 22 British Eventing points and competed up to intermediate level.

    4 Dingbat is often left unclipped as he lives out.

    5 When Sarah calls her horses off the hill for breakfast, Dingbat has to be in front and his leadership is never challenged by others.

    To read the full interview with Sarah Myhill about Dingbat see the 29 November issue of H&H

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