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2016 Mare (Oh Star — Pina Colada, by Picard)

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Pearl is a 2016 mare by Oh Star out of Pina Colada (by Picard), both highly successful grand prix mounts of international show jumper Todd Minikus.

About the Sire Line

Todd got “Olimpic Star,” later named Oh Star, as a late 4-year-old stallion. During the first WEF circuit in Florida, Todd showed his stallion in the hunter classes with great success. He finished several divisions with the Champion ribbon all the way up to the Working Hunter classes.

During the following circuit in Florida, he started to introduce him in open classes. Training, schooling and playing with “his” stallion made Oh Star and Todd become very close and trusting friends.

At the age of seven, they showed with enormous success in the first WEF Grand Prix classes. They were officially sent to Monterrey / Mexico and won the “Zangersheide Grand Prix”, followed by 5 more wins in Grand Prix classes during this year.

Oh Star and Todd continued with phenomenal success and qualified in 2000 for the World Cup finals in Las Vegas. Here they finished sixth place and were the best American horse-rider combination. During the same year’s Olympic selection trails, they qualified for the last trial in California, from where they were sent to the Olympic Games, to Sydney as team alternates.

In 2001, the pair won close to every prestigious Grand Prix on American soil. Among multiple other Grand Prix classes, they won the $100,000 Grand Prix during the Festival of Champions in Gladstone, NJ and the $175,000 in San Capistrano, CA.

The USEF named Oh Star the Grand Prix Jumper  of the Year and awarded him with the second title, Stallion of the Year. As the owner and rider, Minikus was awarded with the titles Rider of the Year and Horseman of the Year.

This award ceremony has been one of the very few occasions where all 4 annual titles were given to only one horse-rider combination. 

Oh Star was by Laudanum ( French Thoroughbred Stallion Boran X Montaval ). Laudanum was the first international jumping star for Pierre Durand.  Laudanum was the sire of showjumping performers such as Jonggor’s Ajonc ( Yves Houtackers ), Raspail Bose ( Roger-Yves Bost ), Aferco ( Alexander Ledermann ), BB Nithard ( Niklaus Schurtenberger), Chergar Mail ( Philippe Rozier ), Elu DE La Hardiere ( Candice King ), and Ezior Danum ( Eric Lamaze ). Licensed sons include Raspail Bose, Oberun Du Moulin, Valbaussy, Nissan Duc De Moyon Z and Chapultepec La Silla.  Laudanum was in 2002, the leading sire of showjumpers in the United States.  Laudanum was represented at the Athens Games by the Stallion First De Launay.  Laudanum is the Dam Sire of Jaguar Mail.  In the 2007 Sires of the World Final at Lanaken, Jaguar Mail beat a field of 42 Licensed sires to take the title. Jaguar Mail jumped the 2008 Olympic Games and the World Equestrian Games in 2010 with Peter Ericsson. Oh star was out of a mare named Reina Z by Ramiro Z. She produced 2 1.60 jumpers ( Oh Star AKA Olimpic Star, and Valine ) a 1.45 jumper ( Rodac ) and a Grand Prix Dressage horse ( Don Quichot ).

About the Dam Line

Pina Colada 73 was by the stallion Picard and out of a mare named Goldige. Pina Colada 73 had up to 1.60 Results with Todd Minikus and David Raposa.  Picard Produced at least 2 horses to jump 1.60, including Pinot Grigio and Pina Colada 73.

Pearl's Height: 15.3 1/2 h