Star stallion: It’s The Business

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Star stallion: It’s The Business
Star stallion: It’s The Business

All about Geoff Luckett’s international show jumper It’s The Business

About It’s The Business

Born: 1986

Colour: chesnut

Height: 16hh

Studbooks: AES elite stallion

Breeding Sire: Jasper

Dam: Alanda

Damsire: Le Mexico

Bred by H Marcellis in Vredepeel Holland

Bloodlines and competition record

International grade A showjumper It’s The Business, affectionately known as "Teddy", won in excess of £30,000 in a career shortened by injury.

In 1994 he won the three major indoor winter championships: EPD, Toggi and Parkes.

Among his many achievements, he was first and fourth at the international grand prix in Veendam, Holland, while back home he proved a powerful force winning the grand prix at Newark and Notts show, first in the AIT at Bath & West, Royal Welsh and New Forest.

He was placed first in the Special Stallion Jumping Championship at Valkenswaard in Holland where Teddy beat Europe’s top 35 showjumping stallions.

His sire Jasper, won the Hamburg Jumping Derby and many other international classes, while his dam Alanda was a successful showjumper in Holland with numerous wins.

It’s The Business youngstock are recognised as phenomenal jumpers with many of his youngstock already making grade A, including Sunnoras Son, Woodland What A Business, Back in Business and Exandor.

He also has many promising youngstock. In 1999, It’s The Business broke the record for the most progeny being at Wembley and, in the same year, won the Horse & Hound Leading Sire on Progeny Winnings.

Top prices achieved at numerous sales, including top three-year-olds,  include Show Business £10,750  and Good Business £6,000.