About Jestar du Lozon
1997 Selle Francais stallion
Even among a group of elite peers, Jestar du Lozon captures the most discerning eye with his outstanding quality. He has all the traits breeders look for in a stallion… pedigree, type, conformation, temperament and the scope, technique and heart to tackle the most renowned international courses. As a young stallion, Jestar was among the top sellers at the elite NASH Saint-Lo auction. Before being imported by Split Rock Farm, he was piloted by German Olympic Gold Medalist Lars Nieberg and two-time Danish show jumping champion Torben Suhr in numerous CSI 4-star and 5-star competitions, including the Hamburg Derby.
Jestar du Lozon’s sire is none other than the French legend Papillon Rouge, a stallion who has become one of the leading progenitors of upper level competition horses. He appears regularly in the top echelon of sport horse sires in all studbooks and through his sire, Jalisco B, carries some of the most influential jumping bloodlines in the world. Jestar’s pedigree is rounded out by two sires, Artichaut and Starter, who continue to have significant impact on the show jumping world. Both are often found today in the second or third generations of successful jumpers, including the likes of international stars Baloubet du Rouet, Nabab de Reve and Epsom Gesmeray.
Through Jestar du Lozon, breeders have the opportunity to breed to a stallion of not only international class, but a stallion that provides proven, elite show jumping lines unavailable in North
Jestar du Lozon was imported to the United States in late 2006 and began showing Grand Prix in 2007 with Derrick Braun.
Comments by Jestar’s rider, Derek Braun, after their second place finish at the $50,000 Commonwealth Grand Prix (CSI***): “He’s (Jestar) is just incredible. He’s just an excellent horse. He’s got all the heart in the world. I couldn’t be happier with him… From the beginning, he just felt so loose, elastic and smooth. I knew he was going to be solid, so all I had to do was just not let him down. That’s how it played out…I’m very pleased with the result.”
- 2nd FEI IHP Commonwealth Grand Prix CSI***
- 2nd IHP $50,000 Country Heir II Grand Prix
- 6th IHP $100,000 Footing Authority Grand Prix
- 12th IHP $40,000 Country Heir I Grand Prix
Jestar was injured in 2008 and will be returning to the competition ring in 2010.
|JESTAR DU LOZON
1981 brown 1.68m
1975 brown 1.74m
|CENTAURE DU BOIS
|DAISY DE BRECEY
1966 chestnut 1.68m
|OLIVIA DE BRECEY
Jestar du Lozon’s sire, Papillon Rouge, was the best French-bred showing jumping sire of young horses in 1997, 1998 and again in 1999. A successful international performer, Olympic Team Bronze Medalist, multiple Nations Cup winner and 3-time Puissance competition winner, Papillon Rouge is highly regarded for passing these winning qualities to his offspring. His offspring are keen with incredible agility and natural jumping ability and are highly sought after by top level competitors. According to the 2007 World Breeding Federal Ranking list, at 26 years of age (and without having the possibility to freeze his semen), Papillon Rouge became the best jumping sire in the world with 5 of his progeny in the top 100 international competitors.
Papillon Rouge ‘s sire is Jalisco B. Jalisco B has been hugely successful as a sire of sires, with his influence extending throughout Europe. His most famous sons include Quidam de Revel, Dollar du Murier, Quito de Baussy and of course, Papillon Rouge. According to French breeding expert Arnaud Evain: “What Jalisco brought was the scope – scope and long strides. Behind his very strong body there was a lot of blood.”
Through his dam, Daisy De Brecy, Jestar brings the blood of the French stallions Artichaut and Starter. Artichaut is best known today as the dam-sire of the famous Quidam de Revel son, Nabab de Reve. Nabab de Reve currently sits in the #5 position on the World Breeding Federation’s 2009 Ranking of Jumping Sires. But during his lifetime, Artichaut produced numerous national and international jumpers, including the approved stallion Quartz du Vallon and Orchestre (ridden by McLain Ward to many Grand Prix wins and placings in the United States.) Artichaut is also the sire of Muguet du Manoir, who was twice named the leading sire of France.
The third sire, Starter, is highly regarded as a broodmare sire, with his daughters being in great demand in Europe. Most notably, he is the dam-sire of Olympic & World Cup phenom Baloubet du Rouet and Olympian Epsom Gesmeray, but his reach is far greater with countless approved stallions and international competitors directly descending from this great stallion. Starter is sired by Rantzau, who also sired Holstein’s Cor de la Bryere, the stallion famous for revolutionizing the Holsteiner breed as we know it today. He was said to exhibit the best jumping bascule and technique ever seen in the equine world.
Both in Europe and the United States, Jestar du Lozon’s owners have focused his career solely on performance. 2010 marks the first year that he will stand to the public.
Jestar du Lozon is a medium-boned stallion with moderate length of back, strong topline, excellent hindquarter and uphill build. His temperament is excellent and he displays a high degree of trainability and rideability. He should cross well on most mare types, including Thoroughbred mares that require additional bone, substance and scope and older-style Warmblood mares that require refinement and blood, although we should not look to him purely as a refinement sire.
He should also cross well on hunter-type mares that need additional scope and/or length of stride, without significantly sacrificing movement or type.