Legendary Show Jumper Tim Stockdale Passes Away

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enowned British show jumper, Tim Stockdale, sadly passed away today at the age of 54 following a diagnosis of stomach cancer this past October.

Tim’s life will be celebrated through his legacy of passion for the sport of show jumping by the horse community at large. During a three-decade career on the international showjumping stage, Tim represented Great Britain at more than 50 Nations Cups. He also competed at the 2002 World Equestrian Games, the 2008 Olympic Games, and the 2009 European Championships. He was not only a talented rider, but a coach and mentor to other riders. He served as the chef d’equipe for Great Britain when they won the Abu Dhabi leg of the Nations Cup in 2010.

As one of the most well-known British show jumpers and horsemen our sport has ever seen, Tim was a household name. His legacy will live on through the lives of the many riders he impacted and inspired. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and horses.

Rest in peace, Tim.

All photos by Sportfot.


Written by Lizzy Youngling

Lizzy Youngling has been a die-hard equestrian groupie since the age of three. Although not in the saddle as much as she’d like, Lizzy is a fan of all things horses. When she’s not writing for NOËLLE FLOYD, she can be found at the boathouse training with the United States Rowing National Team in Princeton, NJ with the hopes of competing at the 2020 Olympic Games.