What you didn’t know about… Hello Sailor

  • Showjumper Tina Fletcher tells H&H about her cat-licking Nations Cup ride.

    Fact file

    Stable name: Sailor

    Age: 13

    Height: 16.3hh

    Breed: KWPN gelding

    Sire: Kigali

    Dam: Navarra (Indoctro)

    Discipline: showjumping

    Owners: Lady Harris and Lady Kirkham

    Rider: Tina Fletcher

    Groom: Stacey Greenshield

    Best ever result: member of the winning Nations Cup team at Hickstead, 2010

    Five things you didn’t know…

    1 He has been difficult to get into the competition ring ever since someone crashed into him at Towerlands Park and almost knocked him off his legs. He gets extremely nervous anywhere that has a tunnel, like Horse of the Year Show, but is fine once he gets in the ring.

    2 He is incredibly strong and very difficult to turn left.

    3 He licks everything and everybody, including the cat.

    4He’s like a Labrador to look after.

    5 He doesn’t jump well at home and tends to rush his fences.

    To read the full interview with Tina Fletcher about Hello Sailor see the 9 February issue of H&H

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