JJ Babu

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JJ Babu
Breed Thoroughbred
Sire Babu Dancer (Thoroughbred)
Grandsire My Babu (Thoroughbred)
Dam Polymelia (Thoroughbred)
Maternal grandsire Tudorka (Thoroughbred)
Sex Gelding
Foaled 1974 Germantown, Maryland
Country USA
Colour Bay with a small star
Breeder Charles B Eiler

JJ Babu was a horse that excelled in the sport of eventing, under American rider Bruce Davidson.

JJ Babu was purchased by Davidson as a yearling. He was not only a good-looking horse, but was well-tempered. The gelding excelled in all three phases, which explains his incredible success.

Partnered for 15 years with Davidson, the horse not only won the team gold at the 1984 LA Olympics, but also the Rolex Kentucky Three Day in 1983. He competed at the advanced level for nine seasons, and started in 12 CCIs.

JJ Babu was destroyed in April 1989 at the age of 15, after he fractured a pastern bone at the Fair Hill Horse Trials.

Competition Record[edit]

1988

1987

  • 1st Stockholm CCI *** (Sweden)
  • 1st Somborne

1986

1985

  • 11th Badminton CCIO ***
  • 2nd Brigstock

1984

  • Team gold and individually 13th the Los Angeles Olympics

1983

1982

1981

  • 1st Chesterland Three Day Event (Advanced)

1980

  • 1st Essex Three Day Event (Preliminary)