2018 Where Are They Now?

Ever wonder where the participants in the Young Jumper Championships go after they ‘graduate’? We were inspired by an issue of The Chronicle of the Horse to create a list of YJC graduates who placed in the top 3 in Grand Prix competition, or excelled in another discipline during 2017. Horses marked with an * are graduates of the Young Jumper Futurity (formerly the International Jumper Futurity).

Through April 8, 2018 

AKUNA MATTATA 2008 HOL m. Quinar – SRF Dragonfly (Narcisse de Wisbecq), by Landwind Breeder: Bred in USA by Carol Rosenstein – Silver Raven Farms Owner: Silver Raven Farms Rider: Nicole Shahinian Simpson Young Jumper Championships: 3rd YJC Midwestern League 6YO Finals 2014. Top-3 placings in 2018: 1st $70,000 Osphos Desert Circuit V Grand Prix, 1st $30,000 SmartPak Desert Circuit II Grand Prix.

ARMANI SL Z 2008 ZANG g. Asca Z – Cumlaude Z, by Cumano Breeder: Bred in Belgium by Thierry Hendrikx Owner: El Milagro Rider: Eugenio Garza Perez (MEX) Top-3 placings in 2018: 3rd $150,000 FEI WEF 8 Nations Cup CSI4*.

ASTAKKATO 2008 HAN g. Stakkato – Gloria, by Gloster. Bred in Germany by Wilhelm Hattendorf.  Owned by Louisburg Farm. Ridden by Sjaak Sleiderink (NED). Top-3 placings in 2018: 1st $30,586 Kronenberg Grand Prix Qualifier (NED).

AUSTRIA 2 2008 HOL m. Casall – UZ I, by Corrado I. Bred in German by Heide M. Kriegler. Owner: Take the High Road LLC. Rider: Amber Harte. Young Jumper Championships: 1st $30,000 YJC Eastern League 7YO Final 2015 (Victoria Colvin). Top-3 placings in 2018: 2nd $134,640 Hollow Creek Famr 1.50 Championship CSI4* WEF 11, 2nd $38,150 WEF 10 Challenge Cup CSI 3*.

BASIMODO 2006 KWPN g. Quasimodo Z – Sinia-Nistria, by Codexco Breeder: Bred in the Netherlands by A.M. Gillis Owner: Signe Ostby Rider: Eric Navet (FRA) Top-3 placings in 2018: 2nd $30,000 SmartPak Desert Circuit VI Grand Prix, 3rd $30,000 SmartPak Desert Circuit VIII Grand Prix.

BONZAY 2006 KWPN g. Numero Uno – Sabrina, by Heartbreaker. Bred in the Netherlands by H.J. Steggink. Owned by Isotropic Networks Inc. Ridden by Jonathon Millar (CAN). Top-3 placings in 2018: 2nd $25,000 CP National Grand Prix.

BUGATTI 2006 KWPN g. Heartbreaker – Nona Bella, by Pilot. Bred in The Netherlands by H.J. Nijhof
Owner: Eduardo Leon. Rider: Wilhelm Genn. Young Jumper Championships: 4th in YJC Midwestern League 6YO Final 2012.Top-3 placings in 2017: 1st $24,548 Mexico City 2* Grand Prix (MEX), 3rd FEM Cup Grand Prix Qualifier (MEX).

CARLCHEN W 2008 MEK g. Chacco-Blue – Celine, by Continue. Bred in GER by Gernot & Elke Wascher ZG. Owned by Wood Run Farm. Ridden by Alex Granato. 2018 Top-3 Results: 1st $50,000 Equiline ESP Holiday Finale Grand Prix, 1st $36,750 Equinimity WEF 8 Challenge Cup Round VIII CSIO 4*.

CATYPSO 2007 HAN g. Catoki – Celine, by Calypso II Breeder: Bred in Germany by Gerald Wiese Owner: Signe Ostby Rider: Eric Navet (FRA) Top-3 placings in 2018: 2nd $70,000 Horseware Ireland Desert Circuit VI Grand Prix.

CHECK PICOBELLO Z 2006 ZANG g. Cardento – Only Picobello Z, by Orlando. Bred in the Netherlands by Picobello Horses. Owned by Artisan Farms LLC. Ridden by Severin Hillereau (FRA). Top-3 placings in 2018: 3rd $30,706 Gorla Minore Grand Prix CSI2* (ITA).

CLASSIFIED 2004 US-bred g. Crescendo (Concur) – Aim at Me, by Northern Idol Breeder: Bred in USA by Mary Di Joseph Owner: Brooke Kemper Rider: Brooke Kemper Top-3 placings in 2018: 2nd $25,000 SmartPak Ocala Premiere Grand Prix, 3rd $25,000 SmartPak HITS IX Ocala Winter Celebration Grand Prix.

COOPER 2007 KWPN g. Unaniem – Whisper, by Baloubet du Rouet Breeder: Bred in the Netherlands by B. Vink Owner: Devin Ryan Rider: Devin Ryan Young Jumper Championships: 3rd YJC Eastern League 6YO Final 2013, 6th YJC Eastern League 7YO Final 2014. Top-3 placings in 2018: 1st $40,200 Ocala Masters Classic CSI3*, 1st $35,000 Live Oak International GP Qualifier CSI3*-W, 2nd $50,000 HITS Ocala January Classic Grand Prix.

EDDIE BLUE 2009 KWPN g. Zirocco Blue VDL – Silvana, by Marlon. Breeder: Bred in the Netherlands by J. Honcoop. Owner: LL Showjumpers LLC. Rider: Devin Ryan. Young Jumper Championships: 1st YJC Eastern League 5YO Finals 2014, 1st YJC Eastern League 6YO Finals 2015, 2nd YJC Eastern League 7YO Finals 2016. Top-3 placings in 2018: 1st $25,000 SmartPak Ocala January Festival Grand Prix, 2nd overall Longines FEI World Cup Finals (FRA), 2nd $265,000 Longines Grand Prix CSIO5* Ocala, 2nd $35,000 Live Oak International GP Qualifier CSI3*-W, 3rd Longines FEI World Cup Final Round I (FRA).

FINOU 4 2006 HAN g. For Pleasure – Conchita, by Concetto Breeder: Bred in Germany by Christine Dustersiek Owner: Thinkslikeahorse & Don Stewart, Jr. Rider: Aaron Vale Top-3 placings in 2018: 1st $50,000 HITS Ocala Premiere Grand Prix, 2nd $100,000 Sullivan GMC Truck Ocala Winter Celebration Grand Prix.

FREESTYLE DE MUZE 2005 BWP g. Lord Z – Centa de Muze, by Cento. Bred in Belgium by Joris de Brabander. Owned by John Whitaker. Ridden by Richard Moloney (IRL). Young Jumper Championships: 2nd YJC Eastern League 7/8YO Finals 2012. Top-3 placings in 2018: 3rd $205,000 CaptiveOne Grand Prix WEF 11 CSI4*.

G&C CLOSE UP 2007 KWPN g. Washington – Wineade B, by Cobra. Bred in the Netherlands by G & GF Brinkman. Owned by San Francisco Stables LLC. Ridded by Luis Larrazabal. 2018 Top-3 Results: 1st $23,500 Fox Lea Venice Equestrian Tour I Grand Prix, 2nd $37,800 Dutta Corp FEI 2* 1.45m WEF 7 Classic.

HESTER 2005 BWP g. Wandor vd Mispelaere – Winde d’Artevelde, by Palestro vd Begijnakker Breeder: Bred in Belgium by Ivan van Hoecke Owner: Lisa Deslauriers Rider: Lucy Deslauriers Top-3 placings in 2018: 1st $137,280 WEF 12 Challenge Cup CSI5*.

IMERALD VAN HET VOORHOF 2009 BWP g. Emerald van het Tuytershof – Falle-Rina van het Voorhof, by Bacardi Orange de Muze. Bred in Belgium by Frans Vorten. Owned by Tequestrian Farms LLC. Ridden by Paul O’Shea. Young Jumper Championships: 1st YJC Eastern League 6YO Final 2014 (Cody Auer). Top-3 placings in 2018: 1st $50,000 Equiline WEF 5 Grand Prix.

KAHLUA 2008 KWPN m. Tygo – Porky, by Caritas. Bred in GER by M. Broekman. Owned by Top Line Sporthorses International. Ridden by Andrew Kocher. Top-3 placings in 2018: 1st $38,150 Equiline WEF 5 Classic, 2nd $35,000 Bainbridge FEI 5* 1.45m WEF 7 Classic.

MTM REVE DU PARADIS 2006 SF g. Crown Z – Kaline de Semilly, by Adelfos Breeder: Bred in France by Christophe & Caroline Decret. Owner: MTM Farm Rider: Tracy Fenney Top-3 placings in 2018: 1st $100,000 Kindred Bio Ocala Masters Grand Prix CSI3*, 1st $25,000 SmartPak Ocala January Classic Grand Prix, 3rd $50,000 HITS Ocala Winter Classic Grand Prix.

NKH SELENA 2005 OLD m. Stakkato Gold – California Dream, by Quattro B. Bred in Germany by Ludger Emke. Owned by NKH LLC. Ridden by Christian Heineking. Young Jumper Championships: 7th YJC Midwestern League 6YO Finals 2011.  Top-3 placings in 2018: 1st $50,000 HITS Ocala Winter Classic Grand Prix.

QUATTRO 2006 KWPN g. Quasimodo Z – Olavsca F, by Celano. Bred in USA by M. Slik. Owned by Daniel Bedoya. Ridden by Daniel Bedoya. Top-3 placings in 2018: 2nd $30,000 Pin Oak II Grand Prix.

SHINING DE REVE 2006 SF g. Zandor Z – Akinella, by Matador du Bois. Bred in France by Henri Leplay. Owned by Vick Russell. Ridden by Thomas John Russell. Top-3 placings in 2018: 2nd $25,000 Fox Lea Venice Equestrian Tour IV Grand Prix, 2nd $25,000 Fox Lea Venice Equestrian Tour VII, 3rd $35,000 Fox Lea Venice Equestrian Tour VI.

SKARA GLEN MACHU PICCHU (ex Chester VDL) 2007 KWPN g. Silverstone – Verona H, by Matterhorn Breeder: Bred in the Netherlands by J. Van der Vegt Owner: Skara Glen Stables Inc. Rider: Paul O’Shea (IRL) Young Jumper Championships: 2nd YJC Eastern League 5YO Final 2012 (Santos Lamarca). Top-3 placings in 2018: 2nd $150,000 FEI WEF 8 Nations Cup CSI4*, 1st (tie) $150,000 WEF 8 Nations Cup CSI4* and individuals.

SKARA GLEN PRESENCE 2008 HOL g. Contendro II – Ulibra, by Nekton. Bred in Germany by Stall Tjeert Rijkens. Owned by Skara Glen Stables Inc. Ridden by Paul O’Shea (IRL). Top-3 placings in 2018: 3rd AIG $1 Million Desert Circuit VIII.

SUPER CHILLED 2008 ISH g. Gelvin Clover – Ballypatrick Codex. Bred in Ireland by Cheryl Brokerick. Owned by Debra Wycoff. Ridden by Kevin Babington. Top-3 placings in 2018: 2nd $72,800 WEF Challenge Cup Round IV.

TOU LA MOON 2008 BWP m. Toulon – Baroness van d’Abelendreef by Skippy II. Bred in Belgium by Wilfired Cerpentier. Owned by Alex R. Jayne & Maura Thatcher. Ridden by Charlie Jayne. Top-3 placings in 2018: 3rd Great American $1 Million.

VDL WIZARD 2003 KWPN g. Gentleman – Pretty, by Ahorn Breeder: Bred in The Netherlands by S. Wolters Owner: Horseshoe Trail Farm LLC Rider: Callan Solem Young Jumper Championships: 11th YJC Eastern League 7/8YO Final 2011. Top-3 placings in 2018: 1st $50,000 HITS Ocala Tournament Grand Prix.

VIVA COLOMBIA (ex Couleur Lady) 2005 OLD m. Couleur Rubin – Lando Lady, by Landor S. Bred in Germany by Bernd Nannemann. Owned by Rose Hill Farm. Ridden by Brianne Goutal. Young Jumper Championships: 2nd YJC Eastern League 6YO Final 2011 (Blair Willmer). Top-3 placings in 2018: 2nd $100,000 Longines World Cup Qualifier Live Oak International CSI3*-W.

WELL DONE 2003 KWPN g. Sheraton – Givolda, by Zeus. Bred in the Netherlands by R. Beuving. Owned by Sergio Nieto. Ridden by Julien Gonin (FRA). Top-3 placings in 2018: 1st $30,345 Vilamoura Grand Prix Qualifier CSI3* (POR), 1st $30,405 Vilamoura Grand Prix Qualifier CSI3* (POR), 2nd $30,044 Vilamoura Grand Prix Qualifier CSI2* (POR).