Benchmark Stables

Liz Atkins, 847-848-4606

Located in Hampshire, IL. Fly into O'Hare (ORD), Rockford (RFD).

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Liz Atkins
847-848-4606
Hampshire, IL
Fly into O'Hare (ORD), Rockford (RFD)

Latest Updates

  • 4.4.17: Lovely new amateur hunter added to the Benchmark page, welcoming Dutch gelding Timeless.
  • 2.7.17: Show Update: Johnny Bravo is available for trial at HITS Ocala through the end of February.
  • 11.9.16: Welcoming veteran High Ch/AA & Low Jr/AO Jumper Utopia III to the Benchmark page!
  • 9.28.16: New photos posted of Benchmark Stable's Modified Jr/Am Jumper, Johnny Bravo.
  • 8.31.16: Excited to welcome Liz Atkins and the Benchmark Stables sale horses! Check out the attractive lease for equitation horse Czech Point, up & coming jumper talents Johnny Bravo & Bravado, and Ch/AA Jumper school-master Radioactive.

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Timeless

Timeless

Classic style and a winning Amateur Owner Hunter record: Reserve Champion AO Hunter in second 3’6” outing at 2017 HITS Ocala, and finished 2016 as Zone 5 Reserve Champion & IHJA Grand Champion 3’3” AO Hunter. Also has multiple Classic wins and several top USHJA National Hunter Derby prizes. Excellent experience for those moving up and perfect for Ch/AA riders seeking a competitive Jr/AO future. Absolutely adored and available for sale to an approved home.

    • 2005 16.2 1/2h Dutch Warmblood Gelding
    • Barn Name: Tommy
    • Sire: Matterhorn
    • Showing in: 3'6" Amateur Owner Hunters
    • Type: Hunter
    • Sale Price Range: $80,000 - $100,000
    • Imported 2013. X-rays Available.
  • Career Highlights:

    Reserve Champion 3'6" Amateur Owner Hunter; 6th of 20, AO Hunter Classic ~ 2017 HITS Ocala Winter Festival

    Champion 3'6" Amateur Owner Hunter ~ 2017 Wilmington Winter

    Grand Champion 3'3" Amateur Owner Hunter, 2016 Illinois Hunter Jumper Association

    Reserve Champion 3'3" Amateur Owner Hunter, 2016 USHJA Zone V HOTY

    5th of 33, USHJA National Hunter Derby ~ 2016 World Equestrian Center Invitational

    Zone Finals Champion 3'3" Amateur Owner Hunter; Division Champion 3'3" Amateur Owner Hunter ~ 2016 Showplace Fall Classic

    Reserve Champion 3'3" Amateur Owner Hunter; 2nd AO Hunter Classic ~ 2016 Equifest II

    Champion 3'3" Amateur Owner Hunter; Winner AO Hunter Classic, 18 entries ~ 2016 Showplace Spring Spectacular II

    Winner 3'3" AO Hunter Classic ~ 2016 Showplace Spring Spectacular I

    Reserve Champion 3'3" Amateur Owner Hunter ~ 2016 Showplace Spring Classic

    Champion 3'3" Jr/AO Hunter ~ 2016 Ledges Winter Classic April II

    3rd Place, 3'3" Amateur Owner Hunter, 2016 USHJA Zone V HOTY

    Winner + Ribbons 3'3" Amateur Owner Hunter ~ 2015 Kentucky National

    Winner AO Hunter Classic ~ 2015 Showplace Fall Classic

    Winner 3'3" Amateur Owner Hunter Handy (ribbons all classes) ~ 2015 Great Lakes Equestrian Festival

    Champion 3'3" Amateur Owner Hunter; 2nd of 18, AO Hunter Classic ~ 2015 Showplace Spring Spectacular II

    Champion 3'3" Performance Hunter; Reserve Champion 3'3" Amateur Owner Hunter ~ 2015 Showplace Spring WarmUp

    Champion Low Hunter; Reserve Champion 3'3" Amateur Owner Hunter ~ 2015 Queenie Productions Winter Festival I

    Zone Finals Reserve Champion 3'3" Amateur Owner Hunter ~ 2014 Showplace Fall Classic

    Many additional Adult Amateur & 3'3" Amateur Owner Hunter ribbons throughout 2014

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2005 16.2 1/2h Dutch Warmblood Gelding by Matterhorn
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Utopia III

Utopia III

Royally bred (Indoctro x Nimmerdor) Ch/AA teacher & campaigner, has recent 1.25m miles and a long history of ribbons in the High Adults. Bold, careful, and very competitive. Jumps long or short but always in great style and likes a rider that wants to win. Plenty of scope and speed for experienced riders, or a smooth and educated teacher for new jumper riders, and could even suit multiple members of one family. Clips, ties, loads, and stands for farrier and vet.

    • 2001 16.1h Canadian Warmblood Mare
    • Barn Name: Bunny
    • Sire: Indoctro
    • Showing in: Ch/AA Jumper
    • Type: Jumper
    • Sale Price Range: $20,000 - $40,000
  • Career Highlights:

    Champion 1.15 Schooling Jumper; 3rd, 1.25m Jumpers ~ 2016 Showplace Fall Classic

    4th, Ch/AA Team Championship ~ 2016 Showplace End of Summer

    10th of 29, WIHS Adult Jumper ~ 2016 Showplace Spring Spectacular III

    10th of 32, WIHS Adult Jumper ~ 2016 Showplace Spring Spectacular II

    Additional Adult Jumper ribbons at 2016 Country Heir, Showplace Spring, Ledges April, Ledges January

    8th of 27, WIHS Ch/AA Jumper ~ 2015 Ledges Spring Classic

    Several 1.10m-1.20m Open Jumper ribbons throughout 2015

    12 of 31, WIHS Adult Jumper ~ 2014 Spring Spectacular II

    Several 1.05m-1.15m Open Jumper ribbons, and 1.15m Modified Jr/Am Jumper ribbons, throughout 2014

    1.07 Open & Adult Jumper ribons at 2013 Horse Shows by the Bay, Waterloo Classic, Woodbine

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2001 16.1h Canadian Warmblood Mare by Indoctro
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Czech Point

Czech Point

Available for lease. Finals quality equitation horse that’s swept Adult Equitation divisions & won tons of Adult Medals this year. Imported 2015 and has been brave and confident at all venues attended. Big uphill frame plus a huge, quiet, line-walking step make him very typey for the equitation. Does auto-changes and has a very cute jump.  Also extremely well-educated and knows all the equitation flatwork. Plenty of scope for the big classes and ready to step into the 3’6” Medals. Great potential as a legitimate Finals contender.

    • 2009 18h Warmblood Gelding
    • Barn Name: Czech
    • Sire: Cassini II
    • Showing in: Adult Equitation & Medals
    • Type: Equitation
    • Lease Price Range: $40k - $60k/yr
    • Imported 2015. X-rays Available.
  • Career Highlights:

    Winner IHJA Adult Medal ~ 2016 Equifest II

    Winner Ariat Adult Medal; 2nd, HJAM Adult Medal; 2nd, Adult Equitation ~ 2016 Great Lakes Equestrian Festival II

    Champion Adult Equitation (swept division, 14 entries); Winner Ariat Adult Medal; 2nd, IHJA Adult Medal ~ 2016 Showplace Spring Spectacular III

    Winner Ariat Medal, IHJA Adult Medal & M&S Jr/Am Horsemanship Medal ~ 2016 Showplace Spring Spectacular II

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2009 18h Warmblood Gelding by Cassini II
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Johnny Bravo

Johnny Bravo

Exciting young Junior Jumper talent, has all the makings of an excellent jr/am horse and excellent bloodlines for the competitive rider. Topped 6 y.o. Qualifiers in 2016 and good High Ch/AA & 1.20m ribbons at 2017 Ocala. Stays careful and has great technical style over the jumps. Very brave and game horse that loves his job and has a strong desire to please. Good-brained and well-mannered and has been exceptionally easy to bring along.

    • 2010 16.1h Warmblood Gelding
    • Barn Name: Johnny
    • Sire: Southern Pride
    • Showing in: 6 y.o. Young Jumpers, Modified Jr/Am Jumper
    • Type: Jumper
    • Sale Price Range: $60,000 - $80,000
  • Career Highlights:

    Ribbons 1.20m Jumpers, Medium & High Childrens Jumpers ~ 2017 HITS Ocala Circuit

    Reserve Champion Modified Jr/Am Jumper; Winner 6 y.o. Young Jumper Qualifier ~ 2016 Equifest II

    Ribbons Modified Ch/AA Jumpers & 1.15m Adult Jumpers ~ 2016 Great Lakes Equestrian Festival

    8th of 29, WIHS Adult Jumper; 10th of 31, NAL Adult Jumper Classic ~ 2016 Showplace Spring Spectacular III

    Ribbons 6 y.o. Young Jumpers ~ 2016 Showplace Spring Series

    7th of 68, 1.10m Jumper; 12th of 39, 1.20m Jumper ~ 2016 Ocala Winter Classic

    Winner Low Training Jumpers, 16 entries ~ 2015 Ledges Spring Classic

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Kamera
Blanka Caretino
Caracas Cor de la Bryere
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2010 16.1h Warmblood Gelding by Southern Pride
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Bravado

Bravado

Brave and scopey youngster that jumps to 1.30m at home and shows good Jr/AO potential. Light and uncomplicated to ride, very willing to the jumps, and very well-broke on the flat. Received great comments in clinics with highly respected trainers and has ribboned in big WIHS Childrens Classics. Forgives mistakes and is not particular about the distance. Reveals his scope when fences go above 3’6” and will continue to improve with more miles in the show ring. Great opportunity for jumper shoppers with their eye on the future.

    • 2010 16.3h Thoroughbred Gelding
    • Barn Name: Davinci
    • Sire: Pulpit Music
    • Showing in: Children's Jumpers
    • Type: Jumper
    • Sale Price Range: $20,000 - $40,000
  • Career Highlights:

    Showing & ribboning in the 1.0m-1.10m Open & Childrens Jumpers throughout 2016. Ribboned in 1.10m WIHS Childrens Jumper Classic in Chicago

    3rd, 3'3" USHJA Jumper Medal ~ 2015 Kentucky National

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2010 16.3h Thoroughbred Gelding by Pulpit Music
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Radioactive

Radioactive

Excellent first jumper for up & coming students, graduating pony riders, or petite adults that just want to have fun and win ribbons. Great record of wins throughout the 2014, 2015, and 2016 seasons, and a proven competitor in company. Doesn’t spook at the fences and excels at jumping clean from the miss. Also has a good mouth and can go in a rubber snaffle. Loves to win and best for an equally game rider.

    • 2006 15.2h Dutch Warmblood Gelding
    • Barn Name: Sydney
    • Showing in: Child/Adult Jumper
    • Type: Jumper
    • Sale Price Range: $20,000 - $40,000
    • Lease Price Range: $20k or less/yr
  • Career Highlights:

    Champion Low Ch/AA Jumper, 24 entries~ 2016 Showplace Spring Spectacular III

    Champion Low Ch/AA Jumper, 17 entries; 3rd of 39, Low Ch/AA Classic ~ 2016 Showplace Spring Spectacular II

    Reserve Champion Low Ch/AA Jumper; Winner Modified Children's Jumper I & II ~ 2016 Showplace Spring Classic

    Champion Low Ch/AA Jumper, 18 entries; 5th of 17, Low Ch/AA Classic~ 2016 Showplace Spring Warm Up

    Champion High Ch/AA Jumper; 2nd, Ch/AA Jumper Classic ~ 2016 Ledges Winter Classic April II

    Reserve Champion Low Ch/AA Jumper ~ 2016 Queenie Productions Winter Festival I

    3rd of 40, Low Ch/AA Jumper ~ 2015 Kentucky National

    Winner Low Ch/AA Jumper Classic ~ 2015 Showplace Fall Classic

    10th of 36, Low Ch/AA Jumper Classic ~ 2015 Showplace Spring Spectacular II

    Winner NAL Ch/AA Jumper; Winner Low Ch/AA Jumper ~ 2015 Showplace Spring Warm Up

    Reserve Champion High Ch/AA Jumper ~ 2015 Ledges Winter Classic March II

    Winner NAL High Ch/AA Jumper, 11 entries ~ 2015 Ledges Winter Classic February II

    Reserve Champion High Ch/AA Jumper, 12 entries~ 2015 Ledges Winter January

    Winner WIHS High Ch/AA Jumper, 16 entries ~ 2015 Ledges Winter Classic January II

    Winner M&S High Ch/AA Jumper, 11 entries ~ 2015 Winter Classic December I

    Reserve Champion Modified Ch/AA Jumper, Classic Winner, 25 entries ~ 2014 Showplace Fall Classic

    Champion Low Ch/AA Jumper, 36 entries ~ 2014 Traders Point Hunt Charity

    Champion Low Children's Jumper; Champion 0.95m Jumper ~ 2014 Equifest II

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2006 15.2h Dutch Warmblood Gelding

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