June 8, 2006 – Troy, Ontario – The third installment of the 2006 Canadian Young Horse Jumper Development Series was held on Sunday, June 4, at the Fox Run Horse Show in Troy, ON.
Following a two-horse jump-off, Roberto Teran emerged victorious in the Six-Year-Old Division riding Encore 3E. This Canadian Sport Horse by Class Action and out of Alley Cat is no stranger to the Canadian Young Horse Development Series, having competed as a four and five-year-old. Bred by KingRidge Stables of King, ON, Encore 3E proudly continues KingRidge's success in the Series.
For the third consecutive time, Michelle Vandal and Divine Diva were the runner-ups in the Six-Year-Old Division. A Canadian Sport Horse mare owned by Vandal and Julie van Wieren, Divine Diva was bred by Jim Mackay of Dobbinton, ON, and is by the thoroughbred sire, Vice Chancellor, and out of a Clydesdale mare.
With the fastest four fault round, Canadian Olympian Beth Underhill placed third riding Concorde's Tiantha for owner Tim Millard. A Dutch Warmblood mare by Concorde, Concorde's Tiantha successfully competed in the Series as a four-year-old when she enjoyed two victories. She is just returning to the ring after having a year off to produce a foal by Timebreaker, winner of the 2005 National Five-Year-Old Championship.
Debbie McFadden of London, ON, riding her own Ugene topped a 15-horse starting field in the Five-Year-Old Division. Ugene is a Canadian Warmblood bred by Henk Klunder of St. Agatha, ON. By Indoctro out of a Nimmerdor dam, Ugene made his competition debut earlier this winter in Ocala, Florida.
Ultimatum, a Dutch Warmblood by Oliver, took the runner-up position with owner/rider Courtney Piper-King. KingRidge Stables then filled the next two spots in the results with Hugh Graham guiding Fifth Estate 3E to third and Feature Attraction 3E to fourth. Both horses were bred by KingRidge Stables and are registered Canadian Sport Horses. Fifth Estate 3E is by Class Action out of a thoroughbred dam while Feature Attraction 3E is sired by the legendary Baloubet de Rouet and out of Galaxy 3E by Aerobic Z.
Proving the strength of Canadian-bred horses, the top six horses in the Four-Year-Old Division were all bred right here in Canada. Michelle Vandal of Milton, ON, topped the division with her Dutch Warmblood, VDL Viper H, who is enjoying his first year of showing. Bred in Canada by Hogendoorn, VDL Viper H is by Corland out of an Ahorn dam.
Martien van der Hoeven took over the reins to guide Rio's Lancia W to second place. Bred and owned by Augustin Walch of W. Charlot Farms in Stratford, ON, Rio's Lancia W is an Oldenburg mare by Rio Grande out of a Landgraf I dam.
Third place went to Neil Badcock riding Labrador, a Hannoverian gelding by Longchamp out of a Wendland dam. Owned by Carol Levine, Labrador was bred by Fritz Floto of Elora, ON.
The purpose of the Canadian Young Horse Jumper Development Series is to encourage the development of young show jumping talent and to give Canadian breeders additional incentives to breed superior show jumping prospects. Competing on a level playing field, the horses are divided according to age and jump at a level suited to their development. This careful development allows the horses to gain valuable experience and advance to the higher levels of show jumping competition with confidence. The Canadian Young Horse Jumper Development Series also gives prospective buyers for the hunter and jumper markets an opportunity to view a large group of prospects in a competition setting.
The 2006 Canadian Young Horse Jumper Development Series will include nine events in Ontario, as well as additional events in Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia. The Canadian Young Horse National Championships will then be held September 20-24 during the CSI-W Tournament of Champions in Palgrave, ON. The next event in the Canadian Young Horse Jumper Development Series will take place on July 1 and 2 during the Cornerstone Horse Show in Barrie, ON.
Proud supporters of the Canadian Young Horse Jumper Development Series include Jump Canada, the Ontario Hunter Jumper Association, 4 Star Trailers, TD Waterhouse, Scotia McLeod, Peter Miller, Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Association, W. Charlot Farms, Gary Cooper Chev Olds, Henry Equestrian Insurance Brokers Ltd., Dutch Masters Construction Services Ltd., Dr. Alan Manning, Mill Creek Stables, Brubacher’s Harness Shop, KingRidge Stables, Sea Air International, Mr. Charles Ormston, the Hannoverian Breeders Club of Eastern Canada, Mr. Michael Boyd, and Mrs. Elaine Gray.
For more information, please visit the Canadian Young Horse Jumper Development Series website at www.jumperdevelopment.com.
Canadian Young Horse Jumper Development Series – Results from Troy, ON
Six-Year-Old DivisionHorse Owner Rider
1. Encore 3E* KingRidge Stables Roberto Teran
2. Divine Diva* M. Vandal and J. Van Wieren Michelle Vandal
3. Concorde's Tiantha Tim Millard Beth Underhill
4. Tavares Carly Campbell Cooper Beth Underhill
5. Endeavour 3E* KingRidge Stables Hugh Graham
6. Lacard Augustin Walch Martien van der Hoeven
Five-Year-Old DivisionHorse Owner Rider
1. Ugene* Debbie McFadden Debbie McFadden
2. Ultimatum Courtney Piper-King Courtney Piper-King
3. Fifth Estate 3E* KingRidge Stables Hugh Graham
4. Feature Attraction 3E* KingRidge Stables Hugh Graham
5. Bloomington* Liz Gayford Liz Gayford
6. Viva's Lightning W* Augustin Walch Martien van der Hoeven
Four-Year-Old DivisionHorse Owner Rider
1. VDL Viper H* Michelle Vandal Michelle Vandal
2. Rio's Lancia W* Augustin Walch Martien van der Hoeven
3. Labrador* Carol Levine Neil Badcock
4. Riolanco W* Augustin Walch Martien van der Hoeven
5. Valentino K* Louise Masek Louise Masek
6. Fabianna W* Augustin Walch Martien van der Hoeven
NOTE – The star * beside a horse’s name denotes that it is Canadian-bred.
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