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Young Jumper Leader Board – 27 July 2016

Revised 7.27.16. For complete results and standings, go to the Standings Page.

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Front Runners – ELICOLE

2014 5-Year-Old Champions, Elicole (Hamlet x Guidam) and Jason McArdle (pictured winning the 2014 Final) have jumped to the top of the 2016 7YO standings, ahead of WT Ca-Pow! (Chesapeake x Calato) and Express SB (Zento x Glennridge) who are tied in second place. Kelly McKnight photo.

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Young Jumper Rule Change Alert – 1 July 2016

GEORGETOWN, KY – July 1, 2016 – The Young Jumper Championships has announced some minor rule changes with regard to fence heights at the YJC League Finals in order to remain in sync with USEF rule JP116. The changes are effective immediately, and include the following revisions:

Five-Year-Olds

Round One:  max. 1.10m (verticals 1.15m.]
Round Two:  max.1.15m (verticals 1.20m.]
Round Three: 1.15-1.20m (verticals 1.25m).

Six-Year-Olds

Round One: 1.20 m to maximum 1.25m
Round Two: 1.25 to maximum 1.30m
Round Three:  1.30m. to maximum 1.35m
Any jump-off may be 5cm higher.

Seven-Year-Olds

Round One: 1.25-1.30m
Round Two: 1.30-1.35
Round Three: max. 1.35m.
Any jump-off may be 5cm higher.

Chick here to download a PDF. Should you have any questions, please contact the Young Jumper Championships at 502.535.6787 or info@youngjumpers.com

Welcome to the 17th Season of the Young Jumper Championships!

Check out what’s new for 2016!pr_cover

From its inception, the Young Jumper Championships and Young Jumper Futurity (formerly International Jumper Futurity) have awarded more than $5.75 million in prize money, bonuses, breeder and stallion awards. Many of the program’s alumni have gone on to successful International careers as well as becoming winners at the National level in Amateur, Junior, Young Rider, Hunter Derby, and Grand Prix competition. See ‘Where are they now for a sample.”

2016 Programs:

View or download Complete Program Rules here or continue reading below.

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Young Jumper Leader Board – 17 July 2016

Revised 7.17.16. For complete results and standings, go to the Standings Page.

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Front Runners – A PICASSO DE VIE

Will Simpson and A Picasso de Vie (Lamm de Fetan x Quouglof Rouge), purchased earlier this season from Anne Frankel, have lept to the top of the YJC Western League 6YO standings as a result of a successful Summer in the Rockies series. Sire, Lamm de Fetan, won the Global Champions Tour Valencia (ESP) with Timothee Anciaume (FRA) and was on winning Nations Cup Teams. A Picasso de Vie’s female family produced the international Grand Prix horses Gala Pierreville, Donald Rouge II, etc. Sportfot photo.

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Young Jumper Leader Board – 7 July 2016

Revised 7.7.16. For complete results and standings, go to the Standings Page.

Dominique Hoffmann's Express SB (Zento x Glennridge) and Hap Hansen lead the pack in the YJC Western League 7YO Division. McCool photo.

Young Jumper Championships Preview – Front Runners

EXPRESS SB (Zento x Glennridge)
Hap Hansen and Dominique Hoffmann’s Express SB (pictured above, photo by McCool) are tops on the Western League leader board, posting 4 clear rounds during Desert Circuit and Blenheim Spring. Before coming to the U.S. the bay Dutch Warmblood gelding competed in European Young Horse classes with Armin Schafer (GER), and Silvia Bazzani (ITA), including the 6-Year-Old Final at Vilamoura (POR). Express SB’s dam, Maloma, is also the dam of the international jumper Golddigger, ridden by Guy Williams (GBR).

Read the entire article in The Competitive Equestrian.

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Young Jumper Interview with Top Rider, Riccardo Ruggio

Italian-born Riccardo Ruggio is new to the Young Jumper Championships, rising to the second position in the YJC Leading Rider rankings. Our YJC interview reveals that his commitment to the development of young horses is a long one.

YJC: Who is San Juan de Italia SPRL de CV and what are the goals of the organization?

Italian-born Riccardo Ruggio is making his mark in the Young Jumper Championships.

Riccardo: San Juan de Italia is a family company established in the border state of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. San Juan de Italia operates internationally with its partner San Juan Enterprises LLC. We have two divisions, our modern sport horse training center and breeding farm. Co-founder Jose Dagnino saw the opportunity to buy a young horse from VDL Stud for his fourteen year old son and with the help of a friend from Europe he hired an international rider to start training horses. Nowadays, San Juan de Italia has grown its staff and installations, training thirteen VDL horses and some other U.S. customers’ horses.

Our goals are to be the best training center for young horses and have the best staff and facility so we can see the horses we start in the early jumpers have a successful career. In our breeding farm it is to have the best bloodlines and healthiest horses so they can be champions.

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Young Jumper Leader Board – 29 June 2016

Flashdance (For Edition - Virginia II, by Quinar), pictured winning the 2015 YJC Western League 5YO Finals, has jumped to the top of the 6YO rankings. Kelly McKnight photo.

Flashdance (For Edition – Virginia II, by Quinar), pictured winning the 2015 YJC Western League 5YO Finals, has jumped to the top of the 6YO rankings. Kelly McKnight photo.

Revised 6.29.16. For complete results and standings, go to the Standings Page.

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Young Jumper Graduates Long Listed for Games of the XXXI Olympiad!

The list of confirmed FEI nominated entries for Rio 2016 was released June 21, 2016, and includes seven YJC graduates, representing four countries. Please enjoy the photos below and a brief history of the horse/rider teams.

VDL WIZARD (Gentleman - Pretty, by Ahorn). The partnership of Callan Solem and VDL Wizard says a lot for the longevity of some show jumping teams. Solem introduced VDL Wizard in 2011 in the Young Jumper Championships series, and finished 11th in the $30,000 YJC Eastern League 7/8YO Final. The pair were part of the winning Nations Cup Team at the CSIO4* in Coapexpan, MEX in 2015, and 2nd in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Team in Rome (ITA) in May. sportfot photo.

VDL WIZARD (Gentleman – Pretty, by Ahorn). The partnership of Callan Solem and VDL Wizard says a lot for the longevity of some show jumping teams. Solem introduced VDL Wizard in 2011 in the Young Jumper Championships series, and finished 11th in the $30,000 YJC Eastern League 7/8YO Final. The pair were part of the winning Nations Cup Team at the CSIO4* in Coapexpan, MEX in 2015, and 2nd in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Team in Rome (ITA) in May. sportfot photo.

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Young Jumper Leading Rider, Taylor Flury, is Making a Career of Developing Young Jumpers

YJC Leading Rider, Taylor Flury, and Carrasca Z (Asca Z - Carraleena, by Calato), winners of the YJC 6YO Qualifier at Devon. The Book LLC photo.,

YJC Leading Rider, Taylor Flury, and Carrasca Z (Asca Z – Carraleena, by Calato), winners of the YJC 6YO Qualifier at Devon. The Book LLC photo.

Taylor Flury of Minooka, Illinois has been atop the Young Jumper Championships Leading Rider list for most of the 2016 season. To date, she has earned 637 points in 56 starts, while maintaining a clear-round average of 75%.

Developing young horses has become a labor of love for Flury. She currently campaigns six 5 and 6-year-olds owned by the family’s Ali Boo Farm, as well as Du Gaugain Z, for Julie Smith. When asked how she found herself in this niche she explained, “We realized we would never be able to afford good 1.40m horses. The ones we could afford always came with ‘a hole’, and I’ve learned that it’s not always possible to fix a problem horse.”

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Young Jumper Leader Board – 23 June 2016

Cicero's Electric (Cicero Z - Saranka, by Mistral) and Alison Robitaille - winners of the YJC 7YO Qualifier at Devon. The win moves them up into a tie for 2nd in the Eastern League standings. The Book LLC photo.

Cicero’s Electric (Cicero Z – Saranka, by Mistral) and Alison Robitaille – winners of the YJC 7YO Qualifier at Devon. The win moves them up into a tie for 2nd in the Eastern League standings. The Book LLC photo.

Revised 6.23.16. For complete results and standings, go to the Standings Page.

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Where are They Now? – YJC Graduates in the News, 24 May 2016

Wesley Newlands of Toronto, ON, concluded a successful week of competition at the Longines Global Champions Tour in Madrid, Spain, by placing second in the €25,000 Caser Seguros Trophy on Sunday, May 22, aboard YJC graduate Wieminka B (Cardento x Topas). sportfot photo.

Wesley Newlands of Toronto, ON, concluded a successful week of competition at the Longines Global Champions Tour in Madrid, Spain, by placing second in the €25,000 Caser Seguros Trophy on Sunday, May 22, aboard YJC graduate Wieminka B (Cardento x Topas). sportfot photo.

 

Dobra de Porceyo (Action-Breaker x Indorado) and Schulyer Riley placed 3rd in the YJC Eastern League 6YO Final in 2012. They recently place 4th in the Global Champions Leaguer of Madrid as part of the Monaco Aces Team. sportfot photo.

Dobra de Porceyo (Action-Breaker x Indorado) and Schulyer Riley placed 3rd in the YJC Eastern League 6YO Final in 2012. They recently place 4th in the Global Champions League of Madrid as part of the Monaco Aces Team. sportfot photo.

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