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JJ Babu

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

  • Lived: 1974-April 1989
  • Markings: Small star
  • Breeding: by Babu Dancer, by My Babu, out of Polymelia by Tudorka
  • Breeder: Charles B Eiler
  • Place of Birth: Germantown, Maryland
  • 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 at the age of 15, after he fractured a pastern bone at the Fair Hill Horse Trials.

Competition Record



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


  • 1st Gatcombe Park
  • 6th Dauntsey Horse Trials


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


  • Team gold and individually 13th the Los Angeles Olympics



  • 5th Dauntsey
  • 1st Brigstock


  • 1st Chesterland Three Day Event (Advanced)


  • 1st Essex Three Day Event (Preliminary)


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