What you didn’t know about… Tixylix

  • Young showjumper Jessica Mendoza tells H&H about the pony that everyone wants.

    Fact file

    Name: Tixylix

    Stable name: Tixy

    Age: 14

    Height: 148cm

    Sire: Cavalier

    Dam: Mandra

    Discipline: showjumping

    Owner: Sarah Mendoza (Jessica’s mother)

    Rider: Jessica Mendoza

    Five things you didn’t know…

    1 She had a foal as a youngster. Former owner Pippa Akers tried to locate the offspring, but was unsuccessful.

    2 She refuses to go in two-horse lorries or to be tacked up by strangers.

    3 Tixylix has an Indonesian passport, but the Mendozas are unsure whether or not she was bred there.

    4 She has won five FEI pony European Championships medals – team gold and individual bronze with Jessica at Jaszkowo, Poland, 2011, team gold in 2012 and team and individual gold with Zoe Adams, Freudenberg, Germany, 2007.

    5 Tixylix has won more than £30,000 in prize-money.

    To read the full interview with Jessica Mendoza about Tixylix see 16 August issue of H&H

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