Star stallion: Jumbo

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Star stallion: Jumbo

All about the Grafham Stud’s outstanding international eventer Jumbo


Owned by Carolyn Bates

Born: 1984

Colour: Black

Height: 16.3hh

Studbooks: Graded with the SHB (elite), BWBS and approved by the Irish Sport Horse Board.

Breeding: Skippy - Betty (Seven Bells) ID X TB

Bred by Archie Smith-Maxwell

Bloodlines and competition record

Jumbo is an advanced eventer with many wins, including winning the prestigious Young Horse Trophy at Lion d'Angers and winning the Dressage and Showjumping Championships at Blenheim.

He has produced numerous successful prix st georges dressage horses, grade A showjumpers and sired the Champion Young Hunter at the Royal Show in 2003, as well as winners of Badminton, Burghley, Blenheim and Braham.

Two of his best known international event horses are Lucinda Fredericks’ Headley Britannia, a member of the silver medal-winning team at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, and Henry Tankerville, Andrew Nicholson’s 2006 Bramham winner.

Jumbo competed to advanced level with Andrew Nicholson, winning many events including the Seven-year-old Young Horse Trophy at Lion d'Angers in 1991 and the Spillers dressage and showjumping championship at Blenheim in 1997.

As an outstanding sire of eventers, showjumpers and dressage horses, he stamps all with his outstanding temperament, movement and jump. His offspring are much sought after and with exceptional fertility, frozen semen is exported worldwide.

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