On Thursday, April 14th, the United States’ Charlie Jayne announced the sale of his longtime grand prix horse Chill R Z to junior rider Eve Jobs. The 13-year-old Zangersheide stallion (Chellano Z x A Lucky One) that was owned in partnership by Jayne’s father, Alex Jayne with Maura Thatcher, had been ridden by Jayne for five years.
Since 2011 the pair had jumped to consistent finishes on the world stage and represented the United States as the traveling alternate for both the 2012 London Olympics and 2014 World Equestrian Games, on Nations Cup teams, and at the 2013 and 2014 FEI World Cup Finals.
Jayne and Chill R Z picked up top ribbons in the HITS series of $1 Million Grand Prix classes, including victory in the 2015 Great American $1 Million Grand Prix at HITS Ocala, and 2nd place in the 2016 AIG $1 Million Grand Prix at HITS Thermal less than four weeks ago.
Currently ranked at No. 45 on the Rolex/USEF Show Jumping Ranking List, Jayne was not in contention for the 2016 Olympic Short List after campaigning Chill R Z lightly over the past six months.
“Starting in the young horse finals in Kentucky all the way to the Olympic Games with World Cup Finals, Nations Cups and Million Dollar classes on the way, it’s been one crazy ride and I wouldn’t have picked anyone else in the world to do it with,” Jayne wrote in an homage to the stallion on his Facebook page. “I end this with happiness knowing Chill is going to a great home to continue his career with North Run and wish Eve all the success!”
Eighteen year old Eve Jobs has stepped up to the CSI2* level this season under the guidance of North Run’s Missy Clark and John Brennan. She began 2016 as a participant in the George H. Morris Horsemastership Sessions in Wellington, Florida, and most recently earned consistent, top ribbons at the Longines Global Champions Tour of Miami Beach.