Simone Pearce's Double Joy Moves to Japan

Sat, 11/13/2021 - 15:33
Simone Pearce and Double Joy at the 2021 CDI Grote Brogel :: Photo © Astrid Appels

In just one week time Australian Grand Prix rider Simone Pearce saw two her international horses sell and move abroad: Quando Unico sold to Switzerland and Grand Prix ride Double Joy found a new home in Japan.

Double Joy is a 14-year old Hanoverian stallion by Desperados out of Penny Lane (by Prince Orac xx x Artistokrat x Saloniki). He is bred by Heinrich Berlitz and was owned by Sabine Rüben. 

Licensed Stallion

The chestnut was first presented and accepted for licensing at the 2009 Oldenburg Stallion Licensing in Vechta. Two months later he got approved for Westfalian breeding. 

He did his 70-day stallion performance test in Schlieckau, where he scored 8.20 points for dressage and 7.48 for show jumping. He finished on a total of 7.86 points. 

Double Joy has no offspring registered for sport or breeding with the German equestrian federation. 

Competed Lightly

Owned by Eric Stevens as a youngster, Double Joy was first competed by Lukas Fischer in 2012. He rode the horse in A-level tests in Ganderkesee and Damme.  Double Joy then disappeared from sport and sold to Sabine Rueben.

In 2015 he was once shown by Michelle Hagman and in 2016 Spanish Judit Sarda climbed aboard. In November 2017 Sarda competed Double Joy in his first Inter II and Short Grand Prix tests.

Rueben competed him herself in the Inter II for the first time in April 2018. The stallion's international show debut was at the 2019 CDI Cappeln, where he placed 8th with 65.174%.  In 2020 Rüben rode him at the CDI Mariakalnok and scored 67.522% in the Grand Prix.

Shortly afterwards Simone Pearce took over the ride. In 2021, Pearce and the stallion competed at three internationals: Ornago, Grote-Brogel and Pilisjaszfalu, achieving two Grand Prix scores of 71%. 

Sold to Japan

Japanese Grand Prix rider Yuko Kitai returned to Sabine Rüben's stable to scout for more horses.

After acquiring Grand Prix hopefuls Montevideo and Amandori there for herself in 2020 and 2021, she scouted Double Joy for a client in her parents' stable in Japan.

Photo © Astrid Appels

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