Jumbo

INTERNATIONAL Advanced EventER

16.3hh IDxTB Black  Sire: Skippy   Dam: Betty (Seven Bells)  
Approved: Irish Horse Sport Board   Graded: ‘Elite’ SHB (GB)

JUMBO proved himself to be
an outstanding sire of sport horses passing on his athleticism, trainability, temperament and jump. 

He is the leading ‘all time sire’ of competition horses in British Eventing (BE) as well as the leading BE ‘all time sire’ of competing mares. For seven years, since their inception in 2008 to 2014, he was ranked in the top ten of the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses (WBFSH) sire ranking (eventing) and for six of those was the highest ranked British-bred stallion. He has sired the winners of the world’s leading four-star events, Badminton, Burghley and Lexington as well as the winners of the UK’s leading three-star events at Bramham and Blenheim. Over the years he has produced 49 advanced event horses in the UK plus several more in the USA. Among his best known progeny are record breakers Avebury, who with Andrew Nicholson won Burghley on a record three consecutive occasions (2012 -2014) and the mare Headley Britannia with Lucinda Fredericks an Olympic team silver medallist in 2008 and the only mare to have won three four-star events (Burghley, Badminton and Lexington).

Some of his other former notable progeny include; four-star eventer Headley Kingdom, Bramham winner and four-star horse Henry Tankerville and Skylight winner of Young Rider European team gold (2008), his current advanced progeny include; Allercombe Ellie, with Izzy Taylor selected for the British three-day event team for Rio (although sadly withdrawn due to injury), Mr Chunky a three-star and Nations Cup winner (Padraig McCarthy), Foxdon Sunny Jim competing Nations Cup (Sam Griffiths), three-star horse Sambo III, Advanced winner Dunbeau, two-star winner Joyride (a full brother to Henry Tankerville), the Canadian owned Jollybo competing three-star in the USA and Jumbo’s Jake a three-star winner, competing at four-star in the USA with American-based, British rider James Alliston. 

Jumbo has also sired winning dressage horses, showjumpers and show horses; the mare Vulcanite was the 2016 working hunter champion at Royal Windsor. 

Jumbo left nine graded sons in the UK; Brief Encounter, Free Spirit, Jigolo, Philanderer II, Med Night Mahout, Burfas Bugaboo, Iggulden Skye Laird, Jetset and Mr Bo Jangles and three more overseas in Zimbabwe, South Africa and Australia.
JUMBO'S resume and credentials could fill pages and this is just a brief resume of undoubtedly the most proven eventing sire in the UK today. 

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JUMBO proved himself to be an outstanding sire of sport horses passing on his athleticism, trainability, temperament and jump. He is the leading ‘all time sire’ of competition horses in British Eventing (BE) as well as the leading BE ‘all time sire’ of competing mares. For seven years, since their inception in 2008 to 2014, he was ranked in the top ten of the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses (WBFSH) sire ranking (eventing) and for six of those was the highest ranked British-bred stallion.

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