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Tim Stockdale Biography, Wiki, Age, Wife (Laura Stockdale), Children, Showjumper, Cause of Death

14th November 2018 - Tim Stockdale: British Olympic show jumper dies aged 54

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Tim Stockdale Bio

Tim Stockdale was born on 12th August 1964 and died on 14th November 2018. He was an English equestrian who competed in the sport of show jumping. Stockdale competed in international competitions and rode a number of horses, owned by both himself and others. He wrote the author to a couple of books and produced a three-part training video titled Successful Showjumping With Tim Stockdale.
Tim Stockdale Personal information
Tim Stockdale Full name Tim Stockdale
Tim Stockdale Nationality British
Discipline Show jumping
Tim Stockdale Birthday He was born on 12th August 1964 Worksop, England
Tim Stockdale Died and Cause He dide on 14 November 2018 (aged 54), a month after being diagnosed with cancer.
Tim Stockdale Wife Laura Stockdale
Tim Stockdale Children Two sons, Joseph Stockdale and Mark Stockdale
Tim Stockdale Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Tim Stockdale Weight 176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)

Tim Stockdale Showjumper Career

Stockdale had a show jumping career on some different horses. In 2000, he and Traxdata Winston Bridget placed sixth in the London Olympia CSIW Grand Prix. In 2002, he represented Great Britain at the World Equestrian Games in Jerez with Fresh Direct Parcival. 2006 saw Stockdale narrowly miss out on the Olympia Grand Prix title to Eugenie Angot, coming second on Fresh Direct Corlato, a mare with whom greater things were to come. In 2007, Stockdale won the Nantes Grand Prix and Bordeaux Grand Prix with Corlato on consecutive weekends, as well as placing fifth in the CN International “Million Dollar” Grand Prix.

Stockdale was set on getting to the Beijing Olympics in 2008, shown most poignantly by his decision not to take his qualified place at the FEI World Cup Finals in Gothenburg. His performances at the Samsung Super League Nations’ Cup competitions at Rome and St Gallen were enough to cement him a place on the 2008 squad; he had produced his horse from a four-year-old. Despite the British team finishing 6th, Stockdale qualified for the individual final, producing a clear in the first round, one of nine riders to do so. He was unable to repeat his performance in the second round and finished best of the British in 16th place.

In 2008 at the European Championships at Windsor Park Stockdale completed his championship appearance hat-trick by representing Great Britain with Fresh Direct Corlato after helping the British team to second place in the Dublin CSIO***** Nations’ Cup. The loss of his top horse, Corlato, due to an injury sustained at Spruce Meadows in 2009 coincided with the rise of the ISH gelding Fresh Direct Kalico Bay (owned by Stockdale’s long-time owners, Colin and Ann Garrett) to form. Tim and Kalico Bay won three international grands prix the following year including the King George V Gold Cup at Hickstead, which served as retribution after the last fence in the jump-off denied Tim the title with Corlato in 2009. This form continued on British soil with Kalico Bay placing in both the Horse of the Year Show and Olympia grands prix.

While 2011 brought Nations’ Cup appearances at St Gallen and Falsterbo, as well as a near-defence of his King George V title, it was overshadowed by events that occurred far from the sporting arena. On 17th October, while trying a young horse at a small farm in rural Wales, Stockdale sustained fractures to three vertebrae in his neck in a fall. He was kept in the Oswestry Spinal Unit for six weeks, four of them strapped to a bed to limit movement. No damage was done to his spinal cord, and he was allowed to leave the hospital to complete his therapy programme at home. In four months after his accident, sooner than any doctor predicted at the time of his fall, he was back riding, something that at one point was considered impossible.[18] Once back in the saddle, he embarked upon a course to qualify for the 2012 Olympics in London, and a feat touted as “one of the most remarkable comebacks by a British athlete in Olympics history”. At the CSIO***** Nations’ Cup of St Gallen, he and Fresh Direct Kalico Bay produced one of three double clears to lead Great Britain to second place, as well as taking second place in the Longines Grand Prix of St Gallen. At the Nations’ Cup of Rotterdam the pair did not reproduce their form and, though they were short-listed for the British squad, they did not make the final team.

Tim Stockdale Trainer

Stockdale was also a trainer in the world of show jumping, having taught celebrities to show jump in the Sport Relief series Only Fools on Horses which aired in 2006. He has also trained some young show jumpers who have gone on to represent Great Britain.

Tim Stockdale 2012 Ban

Stockdale was banned from Olympic competition in July 2002 when his horse’s urine tested positive for a prohibited sedative. However, he was reinstated in 2004 when the British Olympic Association deemed his offence minor, also taking into account that it did not meet the chief intent of the lifetime ban to cover offences involving drugs “of a performance-enhancing nature”. This made him eligible to compete at the 2004 Athens Olympics, although he did not make the team.

Tim Stockdale Death and Cause

The British Olympic show jumper Tim Stockdale  died on 14th November 2018 aged 54, a month after being diagnosed with cancer.

Tim Stockdale Wife (Laura Stockdale) and Children

He is survived by his wife Laura and two sons Joseph and Mark.



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