Wild Turkey Farm's Lio Calyon.
Winner of the 2010 USEF South Pacific Award presented to the leading US-based sire of show jumpers.
Lio’s progeny are making big impressions: His New Zealand-bred daughter Delphi (Liocalyon x Brilliant Invader xx) has finished in a tie for 6th place in the 2011 Rolex FEI World Cup Final in Leipzig, Germany.
It’s always the same: The oldest of the World Cup stages remains one of the most appreciated ones by the world’s showjumping elite. A single look at the list of announced participants is enough to see that the 2011 Jumping de Bordeaux will not be an exception to the rule.
For the second time in the history of Jumping de Bordeaux, the figurehead will be French: European Champion, world n°1 and leader of the FEI/Rolex World Cup Kevin Staut will be in Aquitaine – and rather at ease, one might say, as he is at the head of the current ranking, reassured to be number one, and he’s already been qualified for the final of this World Cup for several weeks. The climb of this young French rider over the last two years seems almost incredible, at cyberspeed. Being the first French world n°1 after 20 years (the last one was Eric Navet in 1991) already looks impressive on his success record. Bu at the age of 30, there are always doors he hasn’t opened yet, dreams that are still to be fulfilled, goals that can still be worked towards, among which ranges the victory in a “five star” Grand Prix on French ground. Since 1978, Bordeaux has already seen the victories of nine French riders. Will it also be the place where the French public will see Staut achieve this goal?
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Canadian Olympian John Pearce scored a double-header with his World Equestrian Games mount, and YJC Graduate Chianto, and Son of a Gun (pictured) in the $25K Smarpak Grand Prix. © Flying Horse Photography.
THERMAL, CA (January 29, 2011)—Canadian Olympian John Pearce made it clear that he is determined to make a return trip to the Pfizer $1 Million Grand Prix when he scored both the blue and red ribbons in Friday’s $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix, presented by Pfizer Animal Health, at the HITS Desert Horse Park in Thermal, California with Chianto and Son of a Gun.
Pearce, of Bermuda Dunes, California, and Forest View Farm’s Danish Warmblood Chianto (Carano x Primus x) took the victory gallop in the Friday’s feature class after he got the best of the 33 starters that challenged Canadian Course Designer Danny Foster’s first-round course and the 13 pairs that advanced to the jump-off to secure $7,500 in first-place prize money.
“Danny (Foster) did a beautiful job on the course,” said Pearce. “For the first Grand Prix of the circuit, he hit it right on the money! He couldn’t have done it any better.”
” Chianto feels great,” added Pearce. “He has had a nice break since showing in the World Equestrian Games (WEG) and I hope he can maintain jumping at this level. If he does, there is no doubt he is a contender to win the Pfizer Million this year.”
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Nick Skelton and Unique won the $25,000 Suncast 1.50m Classic during week one of the 2011 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival. Photo © Sportfot, Official Sport Photographer of the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival, www.sportfot.com.
Wellington, FL – January 15, 2011 – Nick Skelton (GBR) continued his great week today with his second major win in the International Arena. He piloted Beverly Widdowson’s Unique to victory in the $25,000 Suncast 1.50m Classic. Today’s classic is part of the Suncast 1.50m Championship Jumper Series, which will track the best horse/rider combinations through week 11 for a bonus of $50,000.
The first week of the FTI WEF concludes tomorrow, January 16. The 2011 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival has 12 weeks of competition through April 3, 2011, and they will be awarding almost $6 million in prize money through the circuit. The highlight jumper class is tomorrow’s $30,000 Speed Derby on Sunday at 2 p.m.
This week’s course designer in the International Arena is Anthony D’Ambrosio of Red Hook, NY. Although entries were light in today’s Time First Jump-off class at 12, it was great competition. Three found the route to the jump-off, with Skelton and Unique returning first. They put down the trip to best with no faults in 39.171 seconds.
Skelton said of his jump-off ride, “I thought I was up against it because I was going first, and I know that Ashlee is pretty quick. I went quick and safe, hoping that I’d done enough. I didn’t think I had, but it worked out.”
Continue reading YJC Grads Unique, Urban Take 1-2 in $25K Suncast 1.50m Classic
Wild Turkey Farm's Lio Calyon, 2010 winner of the South Pacific Award for leading US-based sire of jumpers. Photo courtesy of Wild Turkey Farm.
December 17, 2010 – Wild Turkey Farm’s flagship stallion Lio Calyon is the 2010 winner of the USEF South Pacific Award, presented to the leading U.S.-based sire of show jumpers. Lio [...]
WEG Bronze Medalists Steffen Peters and Ravel, by Contango. Photo courtesy of Dirk Caremans/FEI.
We just received this email from Iron Spring Farm and would like to join in congratulating them on the influence of their breeding program at the recent World Equestrian Games. ISF has been a supporter of the International Jumper Futurity since its inception in 1988. We just wish the information from WEG had contained more complete breeding data so we could have helped them celebrate sooner!!
We were very proud to have the offspring of four ISF our stallions represented at the 2010 World Equestrian Games. Contango’s son, Ravel, Glendale’s, grandson Moorlands Totilas, and Roemer’s granddaughter Exquis Nadine, were each medalists in dressage, racking up a total of 4 Gold and 2 Bronze medals between them.
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Rodrigo Pessoa and HH Rebozo~top ranked individuals going into the Final of the Alltech WEG 2010. Kit Houghton/FEI photo.
Graduates of the Young Jumper Championships are doing their connections proud at the FEI Alltech World Equestrian Games. Currently ranked first individually is Rodrigo Pessoa (BRA) aboard Double H Farm’s HH Rebozo. Bred in Mexico by La Silla, HH Rebozo competed in the $30,000 YJC Eastern League Finals as a 7, and 8-year-old under the guidance of Candice King for owners Skara Glen Stables, finishing 6th and 14th in 2008 and 2007, respectively. Following the sale to Double H Farm earlier this season, HH Rebozo earned top ribbons at Spruce Meadows, Rome, Torino and Geneva, but his current ranking at the World Equestrians Games is without doubt his highest career achievement to date.
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Wellington, FL – February 27, 2010 – It was a full night of show jumping and entertainment for equestrian fans as they saw some of the best horses and riders in the world compete in the $75,000 Fidelity Investments Grand Prix, CSI 2*. Tonight’s class was also the USEF World Equestrian Games (WEG) Trial #2 and led to exciting results for America’s show jumping team. The winner of the $75,000 Fidelity Investments Grand Prix, CSI 2* was Rodrigo Pessoa (BRA) on Champ 163, owned by Legacy Stables. Nicolas Pizarro of Mexico finished second on Crossing Jordan, while Laura Kraut (USA) and Happy Hill Farm’s Cedric were third. Kraut, of Wellington, FL, and Cedric are on the top of the leaderboard for the USEF WEG Trials, tied with Lauren Hough of Wellington, FL, on Quick Study, owned by Laura Mateo. Sitting in third with just one fault is Hillary Dobbs of Sussex, NJ, on Quincy B.
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Wellington, FL – The second USEF Selection Trial for the US Show Jumping Team for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games got underway as part of the $75,000 Fidelity Investments Grand Prix. Thirteen horse/rider combinations came into the second Trial tied atop the rankings on a score of zero.
After there were only two.
Two of the [...]
Todd Minikus and Pavarotti soar over the triple bar. © 2010 Randi Muster/Mustphoto, Inc., Official Sport Photographer of the 2010 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival, www.mustphoto.com.
Wellington, FL – February 25, 2010 – The USEF World Equestrian Games Trials, presented by Fidelity Investments, began today for the U.S. show jumping team, and it was Todd Minikus of [...]