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Young Jumper Leader Board – 30 August 2016

Revised 8.30.16. Items in red below designate changes since last update. For complete results and standings, go to the Standings Page.

Former Young Jumper Futurity Champion, Carrasca Z (Asca Z x Calato) has joined his stablemate Catania Saflo Z at the top of the YJC Eastern League 6-year-old rankings. sportfot photo.

Front Runners – CARRASCA Z

Carrasca Z (Asca Z x Calato), pictured here at the 2015 FEI World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses in Lanaken, Belgium, has joined his stablemate Catania Saflo Z at the top of the YJC Eastern League 6-year-old standings. Carrasca Z was Champion of the Young Jumper Futurity Midwest Regional at 4, and was bred in the US by Hyperion Stud. Sportfot photo.

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2016 Young Jumper Futurity – List of Eligible 4-Year-Old Horses

Gloves Off (ex Elmo, Calvaro Z - Kalinka AC Z, by Kashmir van Schuttershof), Eastern Regional Champion. Bred and owned by Redfield Farm. Ridden by Cassandra Kahle. Pawsandrewind photo.

Gloves Off (ex Elmo, Calvaro Z – Kalinka AC Z, by Kashmir van Schuttershof), 2015 Eastern Regional Champion. Bred and owned by Redfield Farm. Ridden by Cassandra Kahle. Pawsandrewind photo.

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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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Michelle Parker & YJC Graduate Cupilor Score in Markel Insurance Grand Prix

Michelle Parker and two-time YJC Champion, Cupilor (Lupicor x Edison).

Michelle Parker and two-time YJC Champion, Cupilor (Lupicor x Edison).

August 25, 2016 – Del Mar, CA – Forty-nine horse and rider combinations competed in the $25,000 Markel Insurance 1.40m Grand Prix on an ideal Del Mar afternoon.  As one of five remaining qualifiers this season, three more at Blenheim shows coming this fall, current series leader Michelle Parker secured her top spot with a sweet victory aboard Cross Creek Farms’ Cupilor.

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Young Jumper Leader Board – 22 August 2016

Revised 8.22.16. Items in red below designate changes since last update. For complete results and standings, go to the Standings Page.

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Front Runners – STAKKATO ONYX

Kaitlin Campbell & Sweet Oak Farm’s Stakkato Onyx (Stakkato Gold x Real Courage xx) changed Leagues and have jumped to the top of the YJC Western League 5-year-old rankings. The pair were co-winners of the $10,000 Gut Einhaus 5-year-old Classic at WEF 12. Stakkato Onyx was bred in the USA by Felice Drabkin. Sportfot photo.

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Jenni McAllister and YJC graduate Legis Venice win the $50,000 Charity Grand Prix de Santa Fe!!

YJC graduate Legis Venice (Nekton x Helia IX, by Capitol I) and Jenni McAllister winning the $50,000 Charity Grand Prix de Santa Fe.

YJC graduate Legis Venice (Nekton x Helia IX, by Capitol I) and Jenni McAllister winning the $50,000 Charity Grand Prix de Santa Fe.

A cool breeze was blowing, a warm Southwest sun was shining, the HIPICO Lounge was packed and hundreds of spectators came out on Sunday for the thrill of the $50,000 Grand Prix de Santa Fe sponsored by the Brad and Kathy Coors Family.

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Young Jumper Leader Board – 15 August 2016

Revised 8.15.16. For complete results and standings, go to the Standings Page.

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Front Runners – WT LEAPFROG

Wild Turkey Farm’s homebred stallion, WT Leapfrog (Lio Caylon x Carthago Z) has joined the leaders at the top of the YJC Western League 5-Year-Old standings. The grey son of Lio Caylon has posted clear rounds in his last three starts with Mandy Porter, including last week’s Showpark Racing Festival. Deb Dawson photo.

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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 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

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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