Articles: Press Release
Young Jumper Championships Announce Interim Standings
For Midwestern League Finals
Double Clear Rounds Decide Favorites For $45,000 Final on Saturday
Georgetown, KY. September 25, 2008. The second round of competition for all three
age groups in the Young Jumper Championships Midwestern League Finals was held today
at the Kentucky National Horse Show in Lexington, KY. Young horses ages 5-8 competed
in three age divisions on the way to qualifying for the top 15 who will contest
the $45,000 final midday on Saturday, September 27.
Maggie Jayne won Round 2 of the 5-year-old division on Matt Yeterian's U.S. bred,
Zero Point (Hilltop Reno - Caraibe du Moulin by Galoubet A) with one of ten clear
rounds over Conrad Holmfeld's course. Zero Point's dam, Caraibe du Moulin, competed
in grand prix herself under both Margie Engle and Christine Tribble McCrea.
Among the top 15 after two rounds of competition, four 5-year-olds mastered the
course both days to post double clear rounds and will advance to Saturday's $10,000
final fault-free. Nancy Whitehead's homebred International Jumper Futurity (IJF)
graduate, Rendevous 22*, by Whitehead's stallion Roc USA out of the Thoroughbred
mare, Friendly Holly by Roving Mistral, was among the first. Nick Novak, who presented
the bay Oldenburg mare as a 4-year-old was in the tack.
Another IJF graduate, D'or V'dor B (by Simsalabim -Tara B, by Godwin van ten Bosch)
is also in the hunt with a double clear. D'or V'dor B is owned by Lauren Fox and
was bred in Indiana by Belgian Warmblood breeder, Bannockburn Farm LLC, by their
flagship stallion Simsalabim. Kent Farrington was in the irons.
Betsy Green's Dutch Warmblood Why Not is one of three offspring of the Darco grandson
Karandasj competing in the Midwestern League Finals (the others are Thunder Ball
and Warandasj). Wim Janssen had no difficulties with the course and the pair was
third to post a double clear. Why Not is out of the Guidam mare, Serania.
Wilhelm Genn is one of the masters of the Young Jumper Championships, having won
both the Midwestern and Eastern League Finals countless times. His 5-year-old entry
this season is Audrey Samara's Hessen gelding Ariano by Acorado - Zackia by Zeus,
bred in Germany by Christina and Hermann Theiss.
Analisa Muti's bay gelding, Victor, (Niagara - Itopia by Triton), bred by CAJ van
Dieman and ridden by Charlie Jayne, was fastest to take the ribbon in Round 2 of
the 6-year-old division.
Leading the list for Saturday's $15,000 final are the three double clears: Montoga
Farms' Dutch Warmblood gelding, Vertigo (Hemmingway - Necco by N-Aldato) ridden
by Chris Ewanouski; Hidden Lane Farm's Chocolate Martini (Cantos - Irola, by Larome)
and David Beisel and Windy Hill Farm's Belgian Warmblood gelding Captriato (Nabab
de Reve - Scarlett, by Heartbreaker) ridden by Angie Temelini.
SEVEN & EIGHT-YEAR-OLDS
Margie Engle riding Hidden Creek Farm's Dutch Warmblood mare, Hidden Creek Tosca
(Numero Uno-Gerolia by Zortin) is also one of three double clear rounds to top
the leader-board in the 7-year-old division. Engle and Tosca were the winner's of
today's round and will go on to Saturday's $20,000 with zero penalty points.
Freedom Group's Dutch Warmblood gelding, Advocaat (Andiamo Z - Grand Marnier, by
Quick Star) bred by W.H. Versteeg and ridden by Julie Welles, and RCG Farms' Dutch
Warmblood gelding, Uceko (Celano-Patricia by Koriander), ridden by Kent Farrington
went clear to finish in third place in the standings.
For complete results, visit the YJC website at www.youngjumpers.com [http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001-wfs5R_kO-oG1a2kV2QHlmexxu5b4RM9eXGhy4_PaTrdD5rQZH88XFYn9KLkxKe0exSvC-DSSU2GFIza9-4QzDJXCIHZDeCpuTLOZcjMhtohcVYQox5FxQ==].
The Young Jumper Championships hosted a welcome reception for Young Jumper owners
and riders on September 24th at the Kentucky Horse Park Farmhouse, which was generously
sponsored by National Veterinary Imaging Solutions (NVIS, www.nvisionvet.com [http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001-wfs5R_kO-o6A7N9PkbL7cw9b5Iw9GGHoG3jVeNB-Z8nVeeO1tTUwhEkBxCZWT3lS4QCbIqC1PnIQEq5Jl3Mqc-asofwGzlAACCVmH9TEMZN0pEFrF6zQQ==])
and Hagyard Equine Medical Institute (www.hagyard.com [http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001-wfs5R_kO-pb_k2L5yUCAKvmwIToUZxeJiiKXwJ3HhI-TT4c9aJOcA_X3HPB7GblrzSrqLslTQyvz_Q2B88Eng7-v3_hV_XLE2fKM-JBCMy4WCrSYVXKuQ==]
). Samantha Segedy was the winner of the veterinary MRI scan, valued at $2,500.
NATIONAL VETERINARY IMAGING SOLUTIONS
HAGYARD EQUINE MEDICAL INSTITUTE
National Veterinary Imaging Solutions ((NVIS) is a veterinary imaging company that
was created by performance horse owners to bring state-of-the-art MRI technology
to leading veterinary practices throughout the U.S. Hagyard Equine Medical Institute,
one of the premiere veterinary practices in the world, and NVIS have partnered to
bring the 1.5T Siemens Espree MRI to the Equine and Companion Animal community.
MRI is the only diagnostic technology capable of imaging both bone and soft tissue
for orthopedic, oncological, neurological and musculoskeletal cases. In addition
to having the fastest image acquisition and superior image quality, the Espree
is capable of imaging the stifle, the equine head, as well as total body exams of
foals and companion animals. Our scanner is one of only two Espree MRI systems in
the world available for veterinary use.
National Veterinary Imaging Solutions -
Hagyard Equine Medical Institute - www.hagyard.com
The International Jumper Futurity was founded in 1988 in order to identify and encourage
the development of the best US-bred prospects for the highest levels international
competition. The IJF was expanded in 2006 to include a dressage option in order
to increase the benefit to breeders and stallion owners. Each year, the IJDF and
its sister program, the Young Jumper Championships, award over $250,000 in prize
money and bonuses. For more information, visit the websites at www.breedersfuturity.com