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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.”
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North Salem, N.Y. – Sept. 15, 2016 – The American Gold Cup welcomed 80 athletes to the Grand Prix Field on Thursday to compete and honor legendary horseman Donald V. Little in the $35,000 Don Little Memorial Welcome Stake CSI4*. In the end, it was Peter Wylde (USA) who sped to the top over the large field of international horses and athletes aboard Kathleen Kamine’s Paloma.
“This horse is really coming into her own,” said Wylde of the 10-year-old Holsteiner mare. “She was second in the opening class at the Hampton Classic two weeks ago. She’s incredibly fast. She and I have been working together for almost a year now and it’s really starting to come together. Consistently, show after show, she’s getting a great result. I am excited for her because I think she has a lot in her, more than just the opening class. I think she can do the grand prix eventually. She’s a fighter, a trier and very hot, but she wants to be good so it’s nice — when a mare comes on your side. She did everything today.”
Saugerties, NY (September 8, 2016): The most prestigious week of the season at HITS-on-the-Hudson, The HITS Championship, commenced on Wednesday with the $34,600 FEI Saugerties Jumper Classic. Riders and horses from half a dozen nations descended on the Grand Prix Ring at HITS Saugerties to contend for the first big victory of the jam-packed week.
Many talented names filled the order of go, including 2016 Olympic Silver Medalist, Beezie Madden, but the team to beat would prove to be 26-year-old Ali Wolff of New Albany, Ohio, aboard Caya, owned by John Wolff.
“I’m glad that Caya has finally gotten the recognition that she deserves. I’ve had her for about four years now and she’s always had the heart to win,” said Wolff. “She is a very special horse, and this is her first CSI – 5* victory, so we’re very happy about that.”
September 4, 2016 – Del Mar, CA – Supporting up-and-coming talent is essential for the sport to continue to thrive and grow, which is why Blenheim EquiSports is pleased to host the Young Jumper Championships Western League Finals year after year. By offering fourteen shows with qualifying classes throughout the season, with no entry fees and discounted stall fees, Blenheim supports the development of these young jumpers. With a higher number of entries this year, after a round on Thursday, one on Friday and the last one today, plus jump-offs in each division, three Young Jumper champions, ages five, six and seven years old, took a victory gallop with a tricolor ribbon, a brand new cooler and a prize money check.
Bjorn Ikast and YJC Graduate, Supernatural, Win the $20,000 Interactive Mortgage Horses 10 & Under Futurity Final
September 3, 2016 – Del Mar, CA – Saturday afternoon highlights at the Del Mar Horse Park included the $50,000 Showpark All Seasons Grand Prix and the $20,000 Interactive Mortgage Horses 10 & Under Futurity Final. Catsy Cruz of Mexico set the tracks, with her educated eye on encouraging the young horses and challenging the 1.50m show jumpers. Will Simpson and The Dude (Nicole Walker, owner) illustrated their dynamic partnership once again by leading the grand prix victory gallop, and Bjorn Ikast rode his nine-year-old, Supernatural, to the win in the futurity finals.
Bridgehampton, NY – August 31, 2016 –Jimmy Torano of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and Levland, owned by The Levland Group, captured the prestigious High Performance Hunter Championship in the Anne Aspinall Ring at the 41st annual Hampton Classic. Scott Stewart and Cameo, owned by Dr. Betsee Parker, won the reserve championship.
“When you talk about the High Performance division, it takes a special horse and Levland is that horse. He has so much ability. He is very scopey, he’s got a big stride and he’s careful with very good technique, which is what you want in a horse,” said Torano. “It’s nice to win. The only time I have ever been champion at the Classic was twenty plus years ago, so to be champion in the High Performance is a big deal.”
Revised 8.30.16. Items in red below designate changes since last update. For complete results and standings, go to the Standings Page.
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.
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.
Revised 8.22.16. Items in red below designate changes since last update. For complete results and standings, go to the Standings Page.
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.