Justice is one of the few direct sons of the great Holsteiner stallion Ramiro currently available for breeding anywhere in the world. His mother line also has superb and proven genetics for jumping. He carries the blood of
the great foundation sire Ramzes not just once, but twice, through the stallions Raimond through the sire line, and through Rigoletto in the mother line. Not only does Justice have a fantastic pedigree, he also has a proven show record, placing and winning at some of the top venues in the eastern United States.
Justice was imported from Holland in the late 1990's by Arnold Bomgaars and his daughter Kate. Also known as "Jackson", Justice
Over the course of his career, Justice earned over $240,000 in prize money, of which nearly $97,000 came from Grand Prix offering $25,000 or more in purses. He was a competitive horse for professionals and amateurs alike, and a consistent name on placing lists. His star was on the rise with great finishes in 2005, but fell early 2006 due to injuries and a compromised recovery.
Justice stood for breeding at the Bomgaars Farm for two years following his importation from Holland, producing several foals for the Bomgaars family including the successful hunter gelding Glory Road which was trained by Susan Baginski of St. Louis. Kate Bomgaars remarked that all of Justice's foals were easy-minded, calm and kind, and their rideability made them ideal for the amateur. Often they had very splashy markings, large blazes and lots of white on the legs. Following his departure from the Bomgaars operation, Justice was focused on his career and did not return to the breeding shed until his injury forced him into early retirement.
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Justice's career highlights include:
2000 7th place, $30,000 Duke Children's Benefit Grand Prix, N. Carolina
2001 7th place, $30,000 Columbia Classic Grand Prix, Maryland 12th place, $100,000 Moore Cadillac Grand Prix, Virginia 4th place, $50,000 Sussex County Grand Prix, New Jersey
2002 7th place, $30,000 Vermont Summer Celebration Grand Prix, Vermont 11th place, $35,000 Idle Dice Open Jumper, Devon, Pennsylvania
2003 3rd place, $30,000 Rood & Riddle Grand Prix, Kentucky 9th place, $50,000 Sussex City Grand Prix, New Jersey 4th place, $35,000 Manchester Grand Prix, Vermont Winner, $35,000 Valley Classic Grand Prix, Vermont 2nd place, $40,000 Merrill Lynch Classic, Ohio 5th place, $50,000 USET Show Jumping Championships, New Jersey 6th place, $25,000 Festival of Champions Grand Prix, New Jersey 5th place, $40,000 Lexington Classic Grand Prix, Kentucky 8th place, $75,000 Florida Open CSI***, Florida
2004 6th place, $50,000 Baptist Health System Foundation Grand Prix, Tennessee 6th place, $25,000 Prix de Lexington, Kentucky 4th place, $50,000 Kentucky Classic Grand Prix, Kentucky 8th place, $25,000 Lexington Classic, Kentucky 3rd place, $40,000 Merrill Lynch Jumper Classic, Ohio 11th place, $40,000 Idle Dice Open Stake, Devon, Pennsylvania 4th place, $25,000 Lexington Classic, Kentucky 12th place, $50,000 Mary R Murphy Grand Prix, Kentucky
2005 2nd place, $50,000 Baptist Health System Foundation Grand Prix, Tennessee 3rd place, Juan Hernandez Memorial Grand Prix, N. Carolina Winner, $25,000 Outback Steakhouse Grand Prix, Georgia 2nd place, Horses Helping Horses Grand Prix, Georgia
Sire Line - Justice is a direct son of Ramiro Z, famous worldwide as a sire of sporthorses. Ramiro was the top stallion of his time, influential not only for his offspring, but also for his success in sport. He excelled in Puissance up to 2.20m and participated in several successful Nations Cup outings. Though a Holsteiner by pedigree, Ramiro was moved to Zangersheide in 1979 and later sold to Holland. He was named "Sire of the Year" in 1992 and remains at the top of breeder indices in both jumping and dressage for many breed organizations today. In Holland, his sons Almiro, Armstrong, Bernstein, Dageraad, Damiro, Elmero and Zeoliet have all achieved fame. His daughter, the super-mare Ratina Z, is the dream of the showjumping world, winning both gold and silver at the Barcelona Olympics and the Volvo World Cup of 1993. His progeny distinguish themselves in dressage as well.
Ramiro is a son of Raimond, whose greatest son was Ramiro himself but who also produced five other approved sons. Raimond's sire, Ramzes, was a Polish Anglo-Arabian brought to Holstein as a competition horse, but was subsequently used by the Verband to put refinement on the heavy Holsteiner mares. It is safe to claim that the breed exists as it does today through the contributions of this stallion. Ramzes produced not only competition horses such as Remus, winner of individual silver and team gold at the Tokyo Olympics, and Mariano, winner of the World Dressage Championships, and the show jumper Retina, but he also has had a lasting influence in the performance horses of today. His son, Rigoletto, sold to Holland by Holstein, where he had a hugely successful career as a sire of exceptional jumping horses.
Dam's Line Justice's dam, Ubenia, was a prolific dam in Holland, producing a family which gave rise to such successful showjumpers as Olien (Concorde). Ubenia is sired by Joost. Joost produced many internationally successful showjumping, including the well-known stallion VIP and the top mares Esprite and Gadernmie, while such performers as Hay Guy, Osta Carpets Carrera and PS Galveston also have Joost as a sire. As a reflection of this, his showjumping BLUP is currently a very impressive 148. Ubiena's damsire is the same Rigoletto mentioned above, making Justice a double-bred Ramzes offspring, offering a unique opportunity to serious jumper breeders.
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Justice also doubles up the blood of the superior Thoroughbred stallion Cottage Son. As a broodmare sire, Cottage Son has been a sensation, siring the dams of two of the all time greats of modern jumping breeding: Lord and Ramiro. His son, Consul was the sire of the world champion dressage horse, Granat.