31 January, 2012
South West event rider Mary King has brought in a
new horse called Chilli Morning to her stables, much to the delight
of his owners.
Speaking to Horse & Hound, owner Chris Stone explained that
he and ex-rider Nick Gauntlett are "thrilled" that the talented
stallion will be used by King - one of Great Britain's Olympic
hopes at London 2012.
He accepted that Chilli is not of the same standard as some of
King's world-class horses that may go to the Olympic Games, but
suggested this is actually something of a relief.
The decision to move the horse to another stable was taken after
it became clear that he would not qualify for the Olympics.
Mr Stone said: "Nick and I set off on the dream of the London
Olympics together on the day that we were awarded the Games, and he
did a great job in finding and producing the horses to give them,
and him, a shot at selection."
King spoke to Sidmouth Herald 24 this week about her decision to
take Chilli into her stables, describing the move as "very
exciting" and saying he may be used at Badminton Horse Trials in
Source: Vertical Leap