Showjumper Tim Stockdale on the King George V Cup winner who pulls out weave bars with his teeth.
Name: Fresh Direct Kalico Bay
Stable name: Frankie
Breed: Irish sport horse
Owners: Colin & Ann Garratt
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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