VM Show Jumpers - Ricardo Villa

Ricardo Villa Ricardo Villa Trainer, Olympic Qualifier Two times National Champion of Colombia, Ricardo Villa of VM Show Jumpers had an impressive career in international show jumping prior to relocating to the United States in 2015.

A native of Bogota, Colombia, he has competed in Grand Prix classes all over the world as an individual and as a member of the Colombian team. With the Colombian Equestrian team, he won a Gold Medal at the Central American Games in El Salvador 2002, A Bronze Medal at the Central American Games in Bogota 2006 and a Silver Medal at the Central American Games in Mexico in 2014. He also competed at the Pan Am Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2007. You can read more about Ricardo in these issues of Fedecuestre Issue 5 and see all the Fedecuestre Issues that Ricardo is featured in. Ricardo has trained many successful horses over the years but his greatest by far was the legendary VDL Bubalu. The Dutch stallion went on to win numerous team medals with Jur Vrieling but he began his career with Ricardo. As a two and a half year old, Bubalu completed the first round of the stallion licensing but he was not selected for the second round. The horse was sent to a Dutch rider but was very difficult. At that point, Ricardo bought him and began his training. Some well-known riders told Ricardo that Bubalu would never become a Grand Prix horse (he did not have a lead change) but Ricardo believed in him and continued to work with him. The pair went on to win the National Championship of Colombia in 2008. In 2009 Bubalu was approved in North America for breeding by the BWP with an impressive score of 86% . Ricardo and Bubalu also placed 4 th at the Grand Prix in Lexington, Kentucky and 5 th at HITS Saugerties. Bubalu eventually returned to the Netherlands and went on to great success with Jur Vrieling and the Dutch team including winnings in multiple Nation’s Cups, including Aachen, Dublin, Hickstead and La Baule. Bubalu was Silver Medalist at the London Olympics and Gold Medalist at the World Equestrian Games in Caen, France with the Dutch team. Ricardo’s training facility in Campobello, SC features a 230 x 140 ft outdoor ring with world class GGT footing. Full service and training board is available. Ship-in lessons are welcome. Ricardo has a keen ability to evaluate and improve horses and riders. He works with riders of varying levels of experience who compete in various disciplines – hunter-jumpers, eventing and dressage.

Operating as usual

Aiken, February 5-7 2021
Enjoying the cold weather at the horseshow!!

[01/14/21]   Stalls for rent. Boarding, training and lessons available. Metal barn, Private turn outs, GGT footing. Contact me directly 8649096826

Available for sale. Flintstone a 10 year old imported Dutch Warmblood gelding, 17 hnds. Over the past three years, Flintstone has competed from the 1.10m to the 1.35m. He is a brave and honest horse that helped bring up a child rider to the 1.30m juniors in just 3 years. Flintstone always has his game face on in the ring and ready to win. He is ready to begin his next journey with a child, adult, junior, or amateur rider ready to move up and gain confidence! Located in Tryon, please PM if interested.

Ricardo and J.Lo in the 6 year old 1.30m class on Saturday

Pilar and Johnny going clear in their first 1.15m!!

Devan Klamon and Whiskers double clear and winners in the High Adult Classic 1.10m!!

Emily Haas and Maximiliano double clear and placing 10th out of 53 trips in today’s $5,000 Medium Junior/Amateur 1.30m!! &clear all week in the 1.30!

Emily Haas and Maximiliano clear in the $5,000 Medium Junior Classic with two time faults.

Maximiliano and Emily Haas are champion in the Medium/High Jr/am jumpers!
Placing 3rd today in the classic And 1st in Saturday’s speed!!

Wonderful end to the summer series at TIEC! Surprise party for Ricardo’s Birthday!!! Thank you so much team!!!

Joyce van den Bisschop clear over the fences, unfortunately 2 time faults

[08/20/20]   Emily and Maximiliano double clear in today’s open 1.20m!

Maximiliano and Emily Haas clear in the medium jr/am 1.30m classic!

Tryon 1
30 K Grand Prix

[08/07/20]   Jump off
Tryon August 1
Welcome 15k
6th place

Joyce Van den Bisschopp
Tryon Agust 1
15k Welcome

Rainbow evening !

Tender Bravissimo 1st place in the 1.35 mts. Tryon Summer 6

Libby Bertelsen and Gigi Gorgeous 3rd place in the 1.10 mts. Children’s Classic

Pilar Ojeda and Go Johnny Go clear in the jump off and 1st place in the 1.10 mts. Children

Devan Klamon and Tender Bravissimo clear in the jump off and 2nd place in the 1.10 mts

Devan Klamon and Tender Bravissimo clear in the 1.10 mts.

Chloe Collins and Baltic clear in the jump off and 1st place on the 1.15 mts.

Chloe Collins and Baltic clear in the 1.15 mts.

Beautiful sunset at our wonderful farm!!!


#1112 - JOYCE VAN DEN BISSCHOP | RICARDO VILLA | $37,000 Welcome Stake 1.45m FEI Art 238.2.2 (Qualifier) - Round 1 with 5 faults in 82.690 secs.

tryon.coth.com #1112 - JOYCE VAN DEN BISSCHOP | RICARDO VILLA | $37,000 Welcome Stake 1.45m FEI Art 238.2.2 (Qualifier) - Round 1 with 5 faults in 82.690 secs.

Joyce Van Den Bisschop
Power and speed Tryon Summer 5

Pilar Ojeda and Go Johnny Go 2nd place in the low children’s classic and reserve champion of the week!!

Devan Klamon and Tender Bravissimo

Devan Klamon and Tender Bravissimo 1st place on the low adults today!

Maximiliano and Emily Haas first show! Double clear in the 1.10m!

Joyce and Ricardo placing 8th in the Sunday Classic!!

Pilar Ojeda on Go Johnny Go, double clear on the 1.10 mts

Chloe Collins and Baltic placing 2nd in the Adult 1.0m Classic!

Libby Bertelsen and Gigi going clear in the 1.0m class this week!

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