Jumbo tops 2016 British sire rankings

      Izzy Taylor and Allercombe Ellie - one of Jumbo's top progeny competing in 2016


The eventing sire Jumbo once again leads the British Eventing Top Sire rankings for 2016 with his progeny amassing a total of 1,530 BE and Foundation Points throughout the season.

This is the third year in a row that Jumbo has taken the top honours and he also tops the 2016 Top 50 All Time Sires

During his career Jumbo, who died in 2015, sired over 45 advanced event horses including record breakers Headley Britannia, the only mare to win three four-star events, and Avebury the three-time Burghley winner

This year his points total was helped by Izzy Taylor’s eighth place at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials on the 13 year old mare Allercombe Ellie

In second place on 1,105 points is the Irish bred Master Imp, the Imperius sired Thoroughbred, the sire of Mrs Elizabeth Murdoch’s 12 year old gelding Improvise, among others, who secured a top ten finish at the Fontainebleau CICO3* and 13th place at Luhmuhlen CCI4* with Australia’s Bill Levett.

Completing the top three is another Irish stallion Ghareeb on 1,046 points.

View Top 50 Rankings here

View Top 50 All Time Sire Rankings here


2016 Young Horse Sire

The former Young Horse World Champion (competed by Michael Jung), the German bred Trakehner Grafenstolz tops the sire rankings for young horses with his progeny aged between four and eight years old finishing the season on a total of 828 points

On 525 points the Oldenberg stallion OBOS Quality 004 finishes in second place and the Belgium warmblood Shannondale Sarco St Ghyvan takes third on 520 points with notable British bred stallions Billy Be Cool (7th), Jumbo (10th) and Future Illusion (18th) all making the top 20 list this year.

View 2016 Young Horse Sire Rankings here