Charlie Jayne’s top grand prix mount Chill RZ will now compete with young rider Eve Jobs. The 13-year-old horse, who’s been owned by Alex Jayne and Maura Thatcher, and Charlie have been a team for about five years now.
“He’s done so much for me in my career,” said Charlie, Elgin, Ill. “The whole process of bringing him up from young horse classes to the championship level is something any rider dreams of, and he made my dreams come true and then some. He’s been so consistent for me, and what he taught me over the last five years has been invaluable for me, and I’m sure he’ll do the same for Eve.”
With Charlie, “Chill” was the alternate for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (France) and the 2012 London Olympic Games. Last year they won the Great American $1 Million Grand Prix in HITS Ocala (Fla.), and they were third at the AIG $1 Million Grand Prix (Calif.) earlier this year.
Jobs, 18, will campaign Chill, a Zangersheide stallion (Chellano Z—Nina R, A Lucky One), under the tutelage of trainer Missy Clark at North Run Farm.
“I think it was the right time, and it’s a great situation,” said Charlie. “I hadn’t seen Eve compete so much, but I saw her go at [the Longines Global Champions Tour in] Miami in the two-star, and I was really impressed. I trust Missy as much as anyone, and I think she has a great program.
“I can’t think my parents and Maura Thatcher enough for their continued support,” he continued. “They’ve been with me and Chill the whole time. It’s hard to keep a horse in the sport so consistent for so long, and I just want to thank them. I look forward to bringing up the next Chill.”