HorseMagazine: Breeding at the World Cup Jumping Final 2022

There were no competitors by the same sire – but there were two half-siblings out of the same mare at the World Cup Jumping Final. This is Pepita Con Spita (ridden by Hunter Holloway), out of Pamina (Come On/Baloubet du Rouet), who also foaled Checker 47. HorseMagazine photo.

Every World Cup, Christopher Hector of The Horse Magazine publishes an analysis of the bloodlines of the competing horses. In recent years he has been joined by Gemma Alexander, who helps analyze the data and creates lovely graphs to make it more accessible to the rest of us!

This year there are a couple of interesting features. One is that every horse in the competition has a different sire. That is very unusual; there are usually sires with two or even three horses competing. The field only had one set of half-siblings – and they were out of the same mare, not by the same stallion (see photo caption).

Another feature they reported on was the use of Equi-Ratings, a sophisticated system of analysis and prediction of competition success.

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Breeding at the World Cup Jumping Final 2022

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