Buckskin Warmblood Swedish Mare Jamaica

Buckskin Swedish Warmblood (SWB)

Premium B

Bernstein x Alpen Fürst x Orkan

Born May 4, 1998, Imported

16.3hh (170cm)

   

Also approved for breeding with:

Dutch Warmblood N.A. (KWPN-NA)
     

As a result of mild nasal blood discharge, a scope was performed and a tumour was discovered in Jamaica's nasal passage in mid-June 2014. While waiting for a scheduled biopsy, the tumour spread to her left nostril and completely obstructed her ability to breathe within 2 weeks. The biopsy revealed an aggressive carcinoma that was untreatable. The difficult decision was made to humanely euthanize Jamaica before her tumours 

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suffocated her. Jamaica was a mother to 4 wonderful foals and aunt to many others. She was a sweet mare that did not deserve this ending. Heaven has a wonderful pegasus that will be dearly missed.    

  

Jamaica was a spectacular buckskin Swedish Warmblood mare that displayed similar qualities as her top dressage ancestors with her excellent reach, great tracking, and rhythmical gaits.  She had a lovely soft mouth and framed beautifully on light contact.  She had a kind and gentle personality and was an outstanding babysitter that even allowed foals that were not her own to share her feed with her.  She was a quiet horse, very willing and easy to ride by any level of rider.  

   

Judges LOVED Jamaica.  She competed in both Training and First Level (Open Division) dressage classes at recognized USDF-USEF shows in late 2005 where she won 4 of her classes and placed 2nd, 3rd and 4th in her other classes.  At one competition, she received the third highest score out of all competitors across all divisions and had a top score of 65%! 

    

Jamaica had also schooled over 3'3" courses and was a very brave and eager jumper.  In 2009, Jamaica was shown for the first time in the hunter ring.  After competing in 2 flat and 4 over fences classes, she was awarded Champion of the Green Division, and Reserve Champion of the Open Division - an outstanding accomplishment for a first-time showing.

     

Jamaica is by the elite buckskin Swedish Warmblood dressage sire, Bernstein 761, who was the #2 ranked Swedish Warmblood stallion in the world in 2003 behind Amiral, his half brother, who was ranked #1.  Flyinge Amiral competed in the international dressage circuit with appearances at both the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.  a and the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.  In the 2003 BLUP (Best Linear Unbiased Prediction), Bernstein ranked 2nd for gaits, 4th for confirmation and 7th overall with a score of 93%, and was winner of his stallion test in Sweden receiving 9's for his trot and canter.  In that same year, Bernstein was also ranked #28 on the USEF Leading Dressage Sires Rankings.  Bernstein’s get compete at the international and Grand Prix levels and have been recipients of the Best in Show award and Breeder’s Trophy.  Bernstein himself was the recipient of the 2001 Dressage Sire Breeder’s Trophy.

    

Bernstein is by the elite stallion, Napoleon 625, who is also the sire Flyinge Amiral as well as other world famous offspring.  Napoleon is ranked in the top five sires of the world for producing dressage horses. 

           

Orkan 444 is recognized as one of Sweden's top producing stallions and is a foundation sire for the breed.  For many years, the elite stallion, Utrillo 432, was the top sire of competition horses in Sweden.  He sired top breeding stallions, successful broodmares and international Sport Horses, two of which competed in the 2000 Olympic Games.  Today, most top competitors in Sweden carry Utrillo once or more in their pedigree.  In his time, Utrillo was ranked 1st on the BLUP index as sire of jumpers and 8th as sire of conformation horses, had an overall score of 97% and his BLUP Total Index Score was 123.

   

Jamaica successfully completed her broodmare inspection with the Swedish Warmblood Association in 2008 and earned Premium B, the highest predicate a non-diploma broodmare can receive at an inspection.  

    

Like her sire, Bernstein, Jamaica looked more bay than buckskin, but she had undergone genetic testing to confirm that she does indeed carry the dilution gene.  She has had 1 chestnut Warmblood filly, 1 palomino Warmblood colt, and 2 buckskin Warmblood colts.   

      

Jamaica's Hunter Show Results (2009):

   

1st - Hunter under saddle - RES Schooling Show 2009 - Rockwood, ON
2nd - Equitation over fences (2'0")
- RES Schooling Show 2009 - Rockwood, ON
1st - Hunter over fences (2'0")
- RES Schooling Show 2009 - Rockwood, ON

CHAMPION - Green Hunter Division (30+ entries)
  
7th - Hunter over fences (2'3")
- RES Schooling Show 2009 - Rockwood, ON
2nd - Hunter over fences (2'6")
- RES Schooling Show 2009 - Rockwood, ON
4th - Hunter under saddle
- RES Schooling Show 2009 - Rockwood, ON

RESERVE CHAMPION - Open Hunter Division (30+ entries)
         

Jamaica's Dressage Show Results (2005):

    

1st - Training Level Test 2 - OSD Down Centerline Dressage Show - Delaware, OH

3rd - Training Level Test 1 - OSD Down Centerline Dressage Show - Delaware, OH

1st - First Level Test 1 - OSD Down Centerline Dressage Show - Delaware, OH

1st - First Level Test 2 - OSD Down Centerline Dressage Show - Delaware, OH

1st - First Level Test 3 - OSD Down Centerline Dressage Show - Delaware, OH

2nd - First Level Test of Choice - Lake Erie College Dressage - Painesville, OH

4th - First Level Test 2 - Lake Erie College Dressage - Painesville, OH

     

Jamaica's Inspection Results (2008):

   

Type = 8

Long.  Good condition.

Head, Neck, Body = 7

Short, well-formed neck.  Long loin area.  Long croup

Legs = 7

Slightly offset on the knees.  Slightly sickle hocked

Walk = 7

Energetic.  Clean.  Normal length of stride

Trot = 8

Rhythmical.  Good hind end activity

OVERALL = 37 points

Premium B Stud Book Mare

       

   

Bernstein 761
Elite Buckskin Swedish Warmblood

16.2hh

1984

Napoleon 625
Elite Swedish Warmblood

16.3hh Bay

1977

Iran 533
Swedish Warmblood
Chagall 455 (Elite SWB)
Irja 7508 (SWB)

Josephine 8620
Elit-prem Swedish Warmblood

Juan 370 (SWB)
Diana 5883 (SWB)

Bristol Cream 13548
Elite Buckskin Swedish Warmblood

16.1hh

1978

Kew Gardens xx
Thoroughbred
Quadrangle xx
Polyanthus xx
Bragansa 9664
Swedish Warmblood
Brabant 448 (SWB)
Bianca (SWB)

Julia 19018

Swedish Warmblood

16.1hh Chestnut

1981

Alpen Fürst 517

Swedish Warmblood

16.1hh Brown

1972

Utrillo 432 

Elite Hanoverian

Ernö 3959 (Hanov)

Anisett 60267 (Hanov) 

Alprosen 340

Swedish Warmblood

Jovial 369 (SWB)

Alpen Klee 5896 (SWB)

Funny Girl 8580

Swedish Warmblood

15.1hh Bay

1968

Orkan 444

Swedish Warmblood

Hurricane xx

Diana 5795 (SWB)

Fi Filippa II

Swedish Warmblood

Immer 359 (SWB)

Brilliant 9639 (SWB)

      

      
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