June 19, 2007 – Palgrave, Ontario – The second event in the Canadian Young Horse Jumper Development Series held June 16 at the Summer Classic Horse Show in Palgrave, ON, saw W. Charlot Farms dominate the proceedings.
Horses owned or bred by W. Charlot Farms in Stratford, ON, won the Four, Five and Six-Year-Old Divisions while another Canadian breeding powerhouse, KingRidge Stables, took home top honours in the Seven and Eight-Year-Old Division.
Roberto Teran piloted Encore 3E, a Canadian Sport Horse gelding bred and owned by KingRidge Stables in King City, ON, to victory in the Seven and Eight-Year-Old Division. As the first of six horses to return for the jump-off over the 1.35m course set by Rick Smith, Encore 3E set the time to beat at 34.88 seconds. While three other challengers managed to leave all the jumps in place, none could catch the time.
As the 2006 Canadian Six-Year-Old Champion, Encore 3E has made a successful step up to the Seven and Eight-Year-Old division this year. With an impressive show jumping pedigree featuring Class Action as his sire and Alley Cat, a grand prix jumper out of Emilion, as his dam, Encore 3E is doing justice to his carefully selected breeding. Taking second position was another KingRidge Stables entry, Diplomat, ridden by Hugh Graham. An imported Oldenburg gelding, Diplomat is a by the thoroughbred sire, Helikon xx and out of a Lauriston dam. The only other two horses to jump double clear were both ridden by Hyde Moffatt for owner Mark Hayes. Imported last fall, the Belgian Warmblood Atlanta van de Padenborre by Ahorn Z placed third while Baron, a selle francais by Ulior des Isles, was fourth.
In the Six-Year-Old Division, Vasco da Gamma emerged victorious on the second consecutive occasion. Having won the first Young Horse class of the season held at the Fox Run Horse Show in Troy, ON, in May, Vasco da Gamma returned to his winning ways in Palgrave. A black German-bred Hannoverian stallion, Vasco da Gama is by the well-known sire, Voltaire, out of Raphaela by another well-known Hannoverian sire, Raphael.
Of the 19 horses that contested the Six-Year-Old Division, only three advanced to the jump-off. van der Hoeven and Vasco da Gamma had the advantage of being the last to go, posting the fastest time of the day, 33.76 seconds, which was more than four seconds faster than second place finisher Simply Ahorn ridden by Danny Forbes. Bred and owned by Turtle Creek Farm, Simply Ahorn is a Canadian Warmblood gelding by the Dutch sire, Ahorn, and out of the Oldenburg dam, Simply Irresistable. The other jump-off contender, Oregano Z, a registered Zangersheide by Ovatio, placed third under Mac McQuaker for owner Christi McQuaker.
The Five-Year-Old Division was won by Augustine, named by owner Aubrie DeSylva in tribute to the horse's breeder, Augustin Walch of W. Charlot Farms. Of the 22 horses entered in the Five-Year-Old Division, Augustine jumped clear under rider Rob Carey and earned the highest style score of the day, 42 points, from style judge Barbara Mitchell, for a total score of 92. A registered Canadian Sport Horse, Augustine is by the famous Hannoverian sire, Rio Grande, who sadly died in May.
Placing second with an overall score of 90 points was Candide van het Kastanjehof ridden by Hyde Moffatt. Imported earlier this year by owner Mark Hayes, Candide van het Kastanjehof is a Belgian Warmblood by the Argentinus son, Thunder v/d Zuuthoeve and out of a Quito de Baussy dam.
KingRidge Stables took third and fourth positions in the standings with its homebred talent. Granite 3E scored 89 under rider Hugh Graham while Grande Finale 3E earned 88 for Roberto Teran. Both horses are registered Canadian Sport Horse mares by the KingRidge sire and Grand Prix horse, Jamestown.
The winner in the Four-Year-Old Division in Palgrave was Viva's Romina W, taking over for stable mate Rio's Lovestory W who won the first competition of the season. Bred and owned by Augustin and Christine Walch of W. Charlot Farms, Viva's Romina W is a chestnut Canadian Warmblood mare by W. Charlot's own Hannoverian sire, Viva Voltaire, and out of Romina, whose grand sire is the famous Ramiro Z.
Second place finisher was yet another KingRidge Stables entry. Heads Up 3E is a Canadian Sport Horse mare by Jamestown out of a Class Action mare that was ridden by Roberto Teran. Third place went to Elusive, the entry of owner Wendy O'Leary and ridden by Rob Carey.
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 2007 Canadian Young Horse Jumper Development Series includes seven events in Ontario and six in Quebec with the Eastern Canadian Finals taking place September 19-23 at the Tournament of Champions in Palgrave, ON. A total of eight events will be held in Alberta and British Columbia with the Western Canadian Finals taking place August 22-27 at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley, BC. The National Young Horse Finals will feature $52,000 in total prize money, and will be held during the CSI-W Tournament of Champions in Palgrave, ON, from September 19-23.
Proud supporters of the Canadian Young Horse Jumper Development Series include Jump Canada, the Ontario Hunter Jumper Association, Mr. Michael Boyd, Brubacher’s Harness Shop, Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Association, Dutch Masters Construction Services Ltd., the Hannoverian Breeders Club of Eastern Canada, Henry Equestrian Insurance Brokers Ltd., KingRidge Stables, Dr. Alan Manning, Mill Creek Stables, Peter Miller, Mr. Charles Ormston, Scotia McLeod, TD Waterhouse and W. Charlot Farms.
For more information, please visit the Canadian Young Horse Jumper Development Series website at www.jumperdevelopment.com.
Canadian Young Horse Jumper Development Series – Summer Classic, Palgrave, ON
Seven and Eight-Year-Old DivisionHorse/Owner/Rider
1. Encore 3E* KingRidge Stables Roberto Teran
2. Diplomat KingRidge Stables Hugh Graham
3. Atlanta van de Padenborre Mark Hayes Hyde Moffatt
4. Baron Mark Hayes Hyde Moffatt
5. Robbie* Tim Grubb Martien van der Hoeven
6. Executive Privilege 3E* KingRidge Stables Roberto Teran
7. Aslan Sher-Al Farms Frankie Chesler-Ortiz
8. Divine Diva* Michelle Vandal Michelle Vandal
9. Talent Asta Torokvei Asta Torokvei
Six-Year-Old DivisionHorse Owner Rider
1. Vasco da Gama Augustin Walch Martien van der Hoeven
2. Simply Ahorn* Turtle Creek Farm Danny Forbes
3. Oregano Z Christi McQuaker Mac McQuaker
4. Col de Rousset Natalie Smith Natalie Smith
5. Ursiena Elliott Stone Elliott Stone
6. Untouchable Elliott Stone Elliott Stone
7. Rio's Diorello W* Augustin Walch Martien van der Hoeven
8. Pashmina Torrey Pines Stable Shirra Simmoni
9. Fifth Estate 3E* KingRidge Stables Hugh Graham
Five-Year-Old DivisionHorse Owner Rider
1. Augustine* Aubrie DeSylva Rob Carey
2. Candide v/h Kastanjehof Mark Hayes Hyde Moffatt
3. Granite 3E* KingRidge Stables Hugh Graham
4. Grande Finale 3E* KingRidge Stables Roberto Teran
5. J.R. Gord and Paige Munro Ben Murphy
6. Grand Slam 3E* KingRidge Stables Roberto Teran
7. VDL Viper H* Michelle Vandal Michelle Vandal
8. Futuro W* Augustin Walch Heather McDonald
9. Capriato Windy Hill Farm Angie Temelini
Four-Year-Old DivisionHorse Owner Rider
1. Viva's Romina W* Augustin Walch Martien van der Hoeven
2. Head's Up 3E* KingRidge Stables Roberto Teran
3. Elusive* Wendy O'Leary Rob Carey
4. Futi's Calypso W* Augustin Walch Martien van der Hoeven
5. Celentano Mill Creek Stables Carly Campbell Cooper
6. Privilege* Sarah Bates Hyde Moffatt
7. Bal Pare Mill Creek Stables Carly Campbell Cooper
8. Rio's Lovestory 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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