Chilli Morning: 10 facts about the eventing stallion

Chilli Morning was one of the greatest eventing stallions in history, with an outstanding eventing record.

Sadly, he passed away on 25th August 2020. Chilli was enjoying retirement including hacking with his owners Chris and Lisa Stone. Chris inform the eventing world that “He had his own turnout paddock, which he was in this morning when he just collapsed and died instantly. It was very quick and he didn’t suffer.”

The Horse Exchange – THEx have put together 10 interesting facts about the legendary eventing stallion:-

  1. Chilli morning was bred by Rainer Schicketanz from Neustadt in Germany by Phantomic out of a Kolbri mare called Koralle.
  2. Chilli is owned by Christopher and Lisa Stone.
  3. Chilli was produced to four star level by Nick Gauntlet
  4. In 2012 Mary King took over the ride but found Chilli Morning too strong and passed the ride to William Fox-Pitt.
  5. Chilli finished in the top 10 in 23 out of his 45 international eventing starts
  6. Chilli and William Fox-Pitt won Badminton Horse trials in 2015
  7. Chilli and William had some best performances competing on British senior championship teams in 2013, 2014 and 2016.
  8. Chilli  is one of only two stallions to ever win a five-star competition.
  9. Chilli and William competed at the Rio Olympic Games and finished 12th which was the highest placed British Partnership
  10. In 2016 Chilli was ranked 22nd on the British Eventing top 50 sirs of young horses

As a stallion Chilli has produced a number of successful offspring meaning that his legacy will continue. Chillis Gem ridden by Gemma Tattersall at the seven-year-old World Championships for young horses in Le Lion in 2019 came seventh and Chilli Knight, also ridden by Gemma Tattersall, came third at Gatcombe CIC* as a six-year-old. Meanwhile Jalapeno, partnered by Belgium’s Karin Donkers, has scored victories at one- and two-star level.