Young Jumper Leader Board – 6 August 2017

Revised 8.6.17. For complete results and standings, go to the Standings Page.

Front Runners – A PICASSO DE VIE
Sophie Simpson and A Picasso de Vie leaped into second place in the YJC Western League 7YO Standings with a win in the Showpark Racing Festival Qualifier. Captured Moment photo.

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Young Jumper Leader Board – 18 July 2017

Revised 7.18.17. For complete results and standings, go to the Standings Page.

Front Runners – COEUR D’HANNAH
Patricia Kobble’s home bred has jumped up to join the three-way tie in the Eastern League 7-Year-Old standings.

YJC Eastern League

August 16-20, 2017 – Silver Oak Jumper Tournament – Halifax, MA

Horse (Sire x Dam Sire) – Rider – Owner – Faults/Points

1T. MONARCH (Diktator vd Boslandhoeve x Darco) – Danielle Menker -Danielle Menker – 0/60
1T. HAMILTON (Numero Uno x Zurich) – Declan Egan – Drumnacross Farm Ltd – 0/60
3T. HERCULES (Clinton x Calvaro Z) – Brendan Willaims – North Star – 0/50
3T. ROXSTAR (Amaretto d’Arco x Rodgau) – Stella Manship – Old Salem Farm – 0/50
3T. HELENA T ( Quality Time x Concorde) – Gabrielle Calvert – Gabrielle Calvert – 0/50
3T. SPARCETTE BLUE (Spartacus x Chacco-Blue) – Devin Ryan – Amanda Marano – 0/50
3T. HAMBESI (Zambesi x Clinton) – Haley Gassel – Westwind Equine Training Center – 0/50
3T. HERO (Brainpower x Lord Z) – Taylor Flury – AliBoo Farm & Hampton Farm – 0/50

1. MANHATTAN (Metropolitan x Lancer III) – Vasco Flores – Gotham Enterprizes – 0/75
2T. EXCELSIOR (Metropolitan x Indoctro) – Vasco Flores – Gotham Enterprizes – 0/70
2T. CALANO Z (Calato x Calvaro Z) – Taylor Flury – AliBoo Farm – 0/70

1T. COEUR D’HANNAH (Calvino x Chin Chin) – Devin Ryan – Patricia Kobble – 0/55
1T. CARRASCA Z (Asca Z x Calato) – Taylor Flury – AliBoo Farm – 0/55
1T. STAKKERO P (Stakkato’s Highlight x Lauriston) – Courtney Boyd – Cynthia Nelson – 0/55

YJC Western League

September 20-24, 2017 – International Jumping Festival, San Juan Capistrano, CA

1. WT LEBOWSKI (Lavita x Loutano) – Charlie Carrel – Bart Taylor – 0/31
2. ALLEY OOP (Mr Whoopy x Araidus) – Matthew Williams – Coxe Horses LLC – 4/45
3. LUMINEER (Pharon Z x Wodan) – Robert Blanchette – Barbara Chapin – 4/21

1. GEE WHIZ (More Than Luck x Acord I) – Trudi Fletcher – Linda Irvine Smith – 0/65
2T. CCF HIBISCUS COAST (Durango La Silla x CCF Fisher King) – Michelle Parker – Cross Creek Farms – 0/50
2T. GOT ATTITUDE (Lio Calyon x Glennridge) – Hap Hansen – Diane Pattison – 0/50

1. FLASHDANCE (For Edition x Quinar) – Jamie Sailor – Felyn Farms – 0/50
2. COWABUNGA (Beaulieu’s Conquest x Pikadero) – Aundra Urban – 0/38
3. CCF YASUR (Ocean I x Andiamo) – Michelle Parker – Cross Creek Farms – 0/35


YJC Midwestern League

September 20-24, 2017 – The Kentucky National, Lexington, KY

1T. HAPPY FEET B (Zacharov x Canturano) – Lauren Hester – Hester Equestrian – 0/60
1T. ALWAYS (Diarado x Quidam’s Rubin) – Victoria Colvin – Victoria Colvin LLC – 0/60
1T. BABAR (Picadilly Tame x Chester Z) – Ryan Sassmannshausen – Arkham Investments LLC – 0/60

1. NEWMARKET G (Guidam x Furisto) – Andrew Welles – Nikki Murphy – 0/60
2. CALIDO SON (Calido I x Clarimo) – David Matisz – Donna Gumbin – 0/55
3T. UBER (Cardento x Odermus) – Aaron Vale – Donald Stewart Jr – 0/50
3T. CALIFORNIA PJ (Chacco-Blue x Escudo I) – Bree Rosales – Gail Dady – 0/50

1T. ELLIMINOPEE (Beaulieu’s Think Big x Flamenco de Semilly) – Aaron Vale – Thinkslikeahorse – 0/50
1T. F16 (Casco x Heartbreaker) – Sarah Meier – Sarah Meier – 0/50
3T. KINSELLA (Capitalist x Clover Man) – Charlotte Clark – Charlotte Clark – 0/45
3T. FOURTINA (Carthino Z x Lucky Boy) – Trapp O’Neal – Kierland Farm – 0/45

Leading Rider
Rider / points / starts / av. pts per start / clear rounds / average
1. TAYLOR FLURY – 477 / 46 / 10.3 / 32 / .690
2. DEVIN RYAN – 308 / 40 / 7.7 / 23 / .570
3. AARON VALE – 290 / 32 / 9.06 / 22 / .680

Leading Breeder
Breeder (Country) / Points

Leading Sire
Stallion (Sire x Dam Sire) / Points
1. DIARADO (Diamant de Semilly x Corrado I) – 225
2. FOR PLEASURE (Furioso II x Grannus) – 210
3. AMARETTO D’ARCO (Darco x Tenor Manciasi) – 193

Young Jumper Leader Board – 2 July, 2017

Revised 7.5.17. For complete results and standings, go to the Standings Page.

Front Runners – HERO

HERO (Brainpower x Lord Z), owned by AliBoo Farm & Hampton Farm is currently one of a six-way tie for first place in the YJC Eastern League 5-Year-Old Division. The Book LLC photo.

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Young Jumper Leader Board – 26 June 2017

Revised 6.26.17. For complete results and standings, go to the Standings Page.

Front Runners – MANHATTAN

Manhattan (Metropolitan x Lancer III)

GOTHAM ENTERPRIZES home bred MANHATTAN is leading the YJC Eastern League Standings in the 6-Year-Old Division. Sportfot photo.

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Silver Oak Jumper Tournament to Host Young Jumper Championships Eastern League Finals

Young Jumper Championships Eastern League Final
August 16-20, 2017 – Halifax, MA

The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament announced today that the 2017 Young Jumper Championships Eastern League Final will join the line-up August 16-20, 2017. Always a big supporter of the YJC and programs to develop young jumpers in this country, we were honored to be selected by the YJC organization to host the finals.

“We are excited to be part of this great horse show,” said YJC spokesperson, Cheryll Frank. “Silver Oak is routinely ranked among the best horse shows in the country. Jeff Papows and his team have done a superlative job building this event. Their attention to every detail of the competition experience-for both horses and riders-results in a world-class event, from course design to footing to a relaxing show schedule. If that isn’t all, their tremendous engagement with the community and the promotional opportunities they provide for corporate sponsors are unparalleled.”

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Few Degrees Separate American Breeders and For Freedom Z

US-bred For Freedom Z (For Pleasure x Baloubet du Rouet) and Keean White (CAN) on their way to the FEI World Cup. For Freedom Z was bred by Windsor Farm – Margaret O’Neill. sportfot photo.

US-bred For Freedom Z, who is competing for Canada with Keean White, starts in the eighth slot for Round 3 of the Longines FEI World CupTM, having posted a clear round on day 2.

Born, For Freedom Windsor Z, the bay gelding by For Pleasure out of Ureedom VDL was bred by Margaret O’Neill’s Windsor Farm in Virginia. His mother, Ureedom VDL (by Baloubet du Rouet) was purchased by O’Neill as a yearling and left in Europe to grow up. She was bred to Olympic medalist For Pleasure as a 3-year-old and shipped to the U.S. to foal. She was later sold to Darren Graziano went on to compete to 1.40m herself.

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David Beisel Wins First and Fourth in $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix at HITS Ocala

David Beisel and YJC graduate Ammeretto (Numero Uno x Goodtimes) on their way to a $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix Win. ESI photo

David Beisel and YJC graduate Ammeretto (Numero Uno x Goodtimes) on their way to a $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix Win. ESI photo


Ocala, FL (March 18, 2017): Week IX at the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit continued on Thursday with the $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix in the Ocala Horse Properties Stadium at HITS Post Time Farm.

David Beisel has been quite successful in Grand Prix this season at HITS Ocala, including two wins so far $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix, making this week’s victory his third of 2017. Beisel rode Ammeretto, owned by Equine Holdings LLC., to the win in a 12-horse jump-off, where seven would go clear in contingency for the blue.

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Karen Polle and YJC Graduate With Wings Reach New Heights to Win $380,000 Douglas Elliman Grand Prix CSI 5*

Wellington, FL – March 11, 2017 – Karen Polle (JPN) and With Wings made it two-for-two during week nine at the 2017 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington, FL, with a victory in Saturday night’s $380,000 Douglas Elliman Grand Prix CSI 5*, presented by The Bainbridge Companies, after also topping Thursday’s $130,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup (the grand prix qualifier). U.S. Olympian Margie Engle (USA) riding Royce, and Spanish Olympian Sergio Alvarez Moya aboard Charmeur, placed second and third respectively.
The ninth week of WEF concludes at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) on Sunday, March 12, featuring the $86,000 Suncast® 1.50m Championship Jumper Classic and $50,000 Grand Prix CSI 2*. Both events can be viewed live HERE. The 12-week WEF circuit continues through April 2, 2017, awarding over $9 million in prize money.
Alan Wade’s (IRL) course got the best of many on Saturday night, as only four out of 39 entries cleared the first round without fault. In the jump-off, Polle and her 14-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding (Larino x L. Ronald) were the only pair to complete a second clear track, racing through the timers in 42.42 seconds.
Engle and Gladewinds Partners’ Royce had one rail in the double combination and finished in 43.36 seconds. Moya and Charmeur dropped one rail at the final fence in the jump-off with a time of 43.81 seconds. Quentin Judge (USA) placed fourth, riding Double H Farm’s HH Conrad to 12 faults over the short course in 45.22 seconds.
Remarking on her win, 24-year-old Polle declared, “I feel disbelief first of all. It has not really sunk in yet. The week could not have gone any better. I won both my classes, and my horse jumped unbelievably all week, every jump. He really helped me out, and he felt great tonight, so I am really, really happy.”
Karen Polle and With Wings
Detailing her strategy for the jump-off, Polle stated, “My plan was just to go as fast as I could. There were only four, so I just wanted to go for it, because I was going to get a good ribbon either way. I just picked up a good gallop and tried to be as neat as I could.”
Saturday was Polle’s first time jumping clear, and her first time jumping off, in a Saturday Night Lights grand prix at WEF. She had the great confidence of a longtime partnership riding With Wings on her side.
“When I first got him, I did not know so much. I was still a junior, but I knew he was special,” Polle said of their seven-year partnership. “I really believed in him, and I did not ever feel like there was a jump that was too big for us, or a course that was too difficult for us. I am just really glad that we were able to win because I have always felt like he is a real winner.”
During their years together, Polle and With Wings have had the guidance of some of the biggest names in show jumping. Olympic team gold medalist and Rolex Grand Slam Champion Scott Brash (GBR), Olympian Mario Deslauriers (USA), ten-time Olympian Ian Millar (CAN), and Olympic silver and bronze medalist Paul Schockemöhle (GER) have all played a role in developing this young talent. On Saturday night, Polle was competing under the tutelage of Olympic Champion Rodrigo Pessoa of Brazil.
“I have been really lucky to work with quite a few top professionals,” Polle acknowledged. “All of them have really helped me and Wings get to where we are now. I used little things that I have learned from all of them tonight to do the course, and to do the jump-off.
“I hope to win a lot more classes like this,” she added. “It is an unbelievable feeling, and this is why we do this – why we work so hard at home to then come here and be able to win a class like this. I hope I can continue to have many more of these moments and many more Saturday night grand prix wins.”
Margie Engle and Royce
Engle was aboard her talented mount Royce for a second place finish on Saturday and was happy with her horse’s efforts.
“He has felt great all circuit,” Engle said of the 13-year-old Oldenburg stallion (Café au Lait x Grandilot). “Karen just was the one to beat this week. She was on fire. I was very happy with Royce. He has been riding very well. He jumped well on Thursday and then again tonight. I just jumped in a little big into the double (in the jump-off). He tried to get out of the way. I just needed to nip inside, but he felt great.”
Commenting on the evening’s course, Engle continued, “I thought it was tough enough. It was appropriate for a five-star event. There were a lot of technical questions. The course was long, and it was up and down. It was kind of nice to have only four in the jump-off. You knew that if you went clean, you were going to get a good piece of the prize money.”
Sergio Alvarez Moya and Charmeur
Moya was riding a less experienced mount for the night’s competition with his ten-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding Charmeur (Numero Uno x Gelha’s VDL Emilion).
“I am very happy the way he jumped today. It is his first big grand prix,” Moya noted. “He is pretty sensitive, and I was doubting actually until last night if I was going to ride him in the grand prix or not, but he is normally very brave. I was very happy when I saw there were only four in the jump-off. I knew they were fast, but I had to be a little careful at the number three. In the first round my horse did a little bit of a funny jump, and I did not want to scare him in the jump-off. I think the rest was good. He tried hard. He was very careful, and I am just very happy with him.
“I have had him since he was six,” Moya continued. “Last year he did a few bigger classes, but not like this, and for sure not under the lights and a five-star grand prix. I always believed a lot in him. I think he is a pretty special horse. He is just very sensitive and sharp, so I took it very slow with him. I definitely think he is the one I have to replace Carlo, which is not an easy job.”
Representing Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Don Langdon remarked on the evening’s competition and praised the riders on a great night of sport.
“First of all, congratulations to the top three – Margie, Sergio, and Karen,” Langdon stated. “It is great for me, who does not ride, to participate for the last 30 years and to see the growth of what has happened in this community. Mark (Bellissimo) has built this brand far greater than any sights that we had ever imagined. Douglas Elliman is the fourth largest real estate company in the country. We are a private company, which is great. This plays right into our brand. We like to patronize the people that also patronize our company, and obviously the equestrians have been an amazing role in our success in the Wellington area. We appreciate that.”
Equestrian Sport Productions CEO Mark Bellissimo wrapped a great night with his comments. He stated, “There were people years ago who said that we would never fill the seats when we built them, and I think the reality is that we are coming consistently every Saturday with pretty much a full house. I think it is a testament to the athletes here. People here are developing a following. I think the sport is really taking hold in this community, and hopefully, that is something that can be replicated in other markets. I want to thank Rolex first and foremost. These five-stars are very important to attract the talent that we have here. Rolex is the brand that has stepped up and really transformed this facility with very heavy investment, and allowed us to get to the four five-star events.

“I am really proud of the riders,” Bellissimo continued. “To see Karen and that smile; it is great when you see someone win something for the first time. This was the first time that a Japanese rider has won a five-star grand prix here. I was very happy to see the excitement of Karen’s win, and hopefully it is the first of many.”

On the podium, Margie Engle, Karen Polle, and Sergio Alvarez Moya are joined by: Mark and Katherine Bellissimo of Equestrian Sport Productions; Elizabeth Grant, National Events Associate, Rolex Watch USA; Don Langdon, Managing Broker; Dottie Herman, President & CEO; Jay Parker, CEO Florida; and Gus Rubio, COO Florida, all of Douglas Elliman; Richard Schechter, Chairman and CEO, The Bainbridge Companies; and ringmaster Steve Rector.
As the grand prix winner, Polle was presented the Herman ‘Kappy’ Kaplan Perpetual Memorial Trophy. She was also given the Leading Lady Rider Award for week nine, presented by Martha Jolicoeur of Douglas Elliman Real Estate.
Also competing in the International Arena on Saturday, Giavanna Rinaldi and Haylie Rolfe’s Caretina III won the $10,000 SJHOF Junior Jumper Classic, presented by Sleepy P Ranch. The $15,000 SJHOF High Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic, presented by Engel & Völkers, saw a win for Lacey Gilbertson and Seabrook LLC’s Baloppi. Kamille Marcussen and Bull Run’s Pistol Pete were also victorious in the $1,500 Martha Jolicoeur, Douglas Elliman Low Amateur-Owner Jumper speed class.
Final Results: $380,000 Douglas Elliman Grand Prix CSI 5*, presented by The Bainbridge Companies
Horses in bold are graduates of the Young Jumper Championships
1. WITH WINGS: 2003 KWPN gelding by Larino x L.Ronald
KAREN POLLE (JPN), Karen Polle: 0/0/42.42
2. ROYCE: 2004 Oldenburg stallion by Café au Lait x Grandilot
MARGIE ENGLE (USA), Gladewinds Partners LLC: 0/4/43.36
3. CHARMEUR: 2007 KWPN gelding by Numero Uno x Gelha’s VDL Emilion
SERGIO ALVAREZ MOYA (ESP), Alvarez Moya Horse SL: 0/4/43.81
4. HH CONRAD: 2005 Holsteiner stallion by Con Air x Locato
QUENTIN JUDGE (USA), Double H Farm: 0/12/45.22
5. SUPER SOX: 2006 Hanoverian gelding by Salito x Silvio I
LILLIE KEENAN (USA), Chansonette Farm LLC: 4/81.98
6. HH AZUR: 2006 Belgian Sport Horse mare Thunder van de Zuuthoeve x Sir Lui
MCLAIN WARD (USA), Double H Farm & Francois Mathy: 4/82.13
7. VALINSKI S: 2002 KWPN gelding by Nijinski x Julius
TODD MINIKUS (USA), Wyndmont: 4/82.38
8. DIXSON: 2003 Belgian Warmblood gelding by Vigo d’Arsouilles x Olisco
IAN MILLAR (CAN), Ariel and Susan Grange: 4/83.14
9. CASALL: 2005 Holsteiner gelding by Casall ASK x Capitol I
ALI WOLFF (USA), Blacklick Bend Farm: 4/83.17
10. COACH: 2008 Holsteiner gelding by Con Air x Corofino I
BEEZIE MADDEN (USA), Abigail Wexner: 4/83.31
11. FOR FREEDOM Z: 2005 Zangersheide gelding by For Pleasure x Baloubet du Rouet
KEEAN WHITE (CAN), Angelstone Partners: 4/83.41
12. CONFU: 2007 Holsteiner gelding by Contact Me x Cambridge
LAURA KRAUT (USA), St. Bride’s Farm: 4/83.77

Karen Polle and YJC Graduate With Wings Victorious in $130,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round 9

Karen Polle and ULC graduate With Wings (Larino x Ronald). Sportfot photo.

Karen Polle and YJC graduate With Wings (Larino x Ronald). Sportfot photo.

Wellington, FL – March 9, 2017 – Karen Polle (JPN) and veteran partner With Wings earned a big win in Thursday’s $130,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round 9 at the 2017 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington, FL.

Round 9 of the Challenge Cup series saw 51 starters over Alan Wade’s (IRL) first round course. Twelve entries advanced to the jump-off, and six completed double clear rounds. Polle and With Wings took the win in 36.71 seconds. Lillie Keenan (USA) and Chansonette Farm’s Skyhorse finished second in 38.14 seconds. Lauren Hough (USA) aboard Willow Grace Farm’s Cornet 39 placed third in 38.53 seconds, and Lucy Davis (USA) riding Old Oak Farm’s Cassis 54 finished fourth in 38.95 seconds.
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