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Jumonville Farms:  Taking Quarter Horse Breeding into the Future
By Barbara Newtown

J. E. Jumonville, Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred racehorse owner and breeder, lives with his wife Bunny on their farm in Ventress, Louisiana, 30 miles northwest of Baton Rouge.  Jumonville Farms covers over 1,000 acres; about 200 acres are dedicated to horses and hay, and the rest is leased out for sugar cane cultivation.  The land is lush and flat and located between the False River and the Mississippi.  The land is safe from flooding—as long as the Mississippi levee never gives way.

J. E. learned about horses from his uncle, who showed in cutting competitions and used horses in his cattle operation.  J. E. says, “I traded a bull for my first racehorse, Go Far Wonder, when I was in my 20s.  I was blessed from the get-go.  That horse ran 3rd in his first race, two weeks later ran 4th, and then he won 5 races in a row.  I got excited about racing and started reading books and learning about it.  He was just a claiming horse!”
That claimer’s winnings were the beginning of Jumonville Farms............ READ MORE

Jumonville Farms is honored with AQHA’s 50-Year Legacy Breeder Award!

6-22-2015

AQHA announces 50-year breeders to be honored on October 19 at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum.

The American Quarter Horse Association
April 23, 2015

The American Quarter Horse Association will honor this year’s 50-year breeders at a ceremony October 19 at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum in Amarillo.

Each year, AQHA honors breeders who have dedicated their livelihoods to maintaining the integrity of the American Quarter Horse. These horsemen and families see their biggest accomplishments and proudest moments in the horses they breed.

“It’s our honor to recognize the breeders who are the backbone of AQHA,” said AQHA Executive Vice President Craig Huffhines. “They have kept the tradition of the American Quarter Horse alive through their knowledge and dedication, and ensure that the success of the breed will continue for many generations to come.”

This year, the honorees include 11 legacy award winners and 14 cumulative award winners. Legacy breeders are those who have registered at least one foal for 50 consecutive years. Cumulative breeders are those who have registered at least one foal for 50 years cumulatively.

50-Year Legacy Breeders
Ferd Good/Good Bros Cattle Co. of Belton, Missouri
J.E. Jumonville Jr. of Ventress, Louisiana
Jerry and Amanda Kaufmann of Buffalo, Wyoming
Ben L. McKinney of Cedar Valley, Utah
Joe D. Newell of Oskaloosa, Kansas
A.J. Eason Jr. – Ohooppee River Farm of Collins, Georgia
Sterling O. Roberts of Hillsboro, New Mexico
Mary H. Smith of Atlanta, Texas
Bernard and Nola Thornton of Opelousas, Louisiana
Claude F. and Mary Ann Wells of Anselmo, Nebraska
Tana Mahlstedt Canen/Mahlstedt Ranch Inc. of Circle, Montana


Jumonville grew up in Louisiana’s ranch country, where high-quality ranch and cutting horses were an integral part of his youth. Retired as a farmer and rancher, and from the oil, gas and insurance industries, J.E. also spent 16 years as a Louisiana state senator, where he was instrumental in advancing the interests of the state’s booming horse industry. He and wife Bunny live on their ranch at Ventress, Louisiana, where they raised sons J.E. “Tres” III, Dutch and Clayton.


John Enoul Jumonville Jr. began breeding American Quarter Horses in his family’s name in 1955 and the following year began showing cutting horses in AQHA and National Cutting Horse Association competition, an activity in which he still occasionally participates.

In 1968, J.E. acquired his first racehorse, Turner’s Super. The stallion then won five consecutive races and had a profound influence on the horseman.


It’s a family operation. Through July 2013, J.E. in his own name, in the name of Jumonville Farms and also with his sons, had bred 202 winners from 331 starters, who together have earned more than $8.49 million. Among the 27 stakes winners bred by the Jumonvilles are champion Jess Louisiana Blue; multiple Grade 1 winners Sompinlikaglass, Magic Dozen, A Stoli Mate and Feature Mr Jess, who has sired the earners of more than $22 million; and graded stakes winners Sizzlin Cartel, Brace Your Glass, Leading Effort and Brace It.




J.E. and Bunny Jumonville in front of the Dash For Cash statue at the AQHA Hall of Fame & Museum in Amarillo, Texas. AQHA Photo


In years past, J.E. and his family had owned more than 200 horses at a time. Now they keep 15-20 broodmares and do some embryo transfers, reducing quantity while raising quality.


J.E. cites many peak moments in his career, from winning major events on the track to owning and riding Dry Dot to win the non-pro cutting and place third in the open at the 1982 NCHA Super Stakes.


“I have said for many years that a horse with quick feet, solid conformation and a good mind can do a lot of good things,” J.E. says. “However, my ideal horse is one that excels at his or her job, whatever it may be."


“We have been blessed by God with our program over all these years,” J.E. says. “We have had many pleasurable moments, as well as heart-breaking ones – as all breeders know.”


J.E. credits a couple of major influences for keeping him in the game.


“My wife, Bunny, and the love for what we do,” he says. “Bunny is a major part of everything we do. Through good times and not-so-good times, we love what we do. We could not run the farm without the day-to-day help from our son Dutch."


“Breeding for that one great horse is a life’s work.” J.E. concludes. “It takes a team to be successful, and I want to thank all those that helped us. They are too many to name, but they know who they are, and for them we are grateful!”

  • 1966- Turners Super
    1966- Turners Super
  • The Jumonville family with DOT AWAY in the winner's circle at Derby Downs in 1974.  Present day Jumonville Farms owner, Dutch Jumonville is pictured in the cowboy hat and shorts.
    The Jumonville family with DOT AWAY in the winner's circle at Derby Downs in 1974. Present day Jumonville Farms owner, Dutch Jumonville is pictured in the cowboy hat and shorts.
  • 1980- April Disco Bunny
    1980- April Disco Bunny
  • Champion Lady Juno before the Inaugural Handicap at Los Alamitos. December 6, 1980. A classic. Jumonville Farms owned part of Lady Juno in a partnership.
    Champion Lady Juno before the Inaugural Handicap at Los Alamitos. December 6, 1980. A classic. Jumonville Farms owned part of Lady Juno in a partnership.
  • 1980s Champion Producer, Marketina. Dam of World Champion Sgt Pepper Feature & Champion Leading Star
    1980s Champion Producer, Marketina. Dam of World Champion Sgt Pepper Feature & Champion Leading Star
  • 1980- June Ooh Lala Lala Kansas Futurity Qualifier
    1980- June Ooh Lala Lala Kansas Futurity Qualifier
  • 1982 photo of JUSTANOLD LOVE, JE Jumonville, QUEEN FOR CASH.
    1982 photo of JUSTANOLD LOVE, JE Jumonville, QUEEN FOR CASH.
  • JUSTANOLD LOVE’s jockey Jerry Nicodemus, trainer Bubba Cascio and owner JE Jumonville
    JUSTANOLD LOVE’s jockey Jerry Nicodemus, trainer Bubba Cascio and owner JE Jumonville
  • JUSTANOLD LOVE winning the 1982 All American Derby and World Champion DASHINGLY coming in second, handing World Champion SPECIAL EFFORT his only defeat
    JUSTANOLD LOVE winning the 1982 All American Derby and World Champion DASHINGLY coming in second, handing World Champion SPECIAL EFFORT his only defeat
  • JUSTANOLD LOVE winning the 1982 All American Derby and World Champion DASHINGLY coming in second, handing World Champion SPECIAL EFFORT his only defeat
    JUSTANOLD LOVE winning the 1982 All American Derby and World Champion DASHINGLY coming in second, handing World Champion SPECIAL EFFORT his only defeat
  • The winning connections of JUSTANOLD LOVE celebrating after her All American Derby win
    The winning connections of JUSTANOLD LOVE celebrating after her All American Derby win
  • World Champion DASHINGLY, $1,754,323 who remains one of the all-time leading money-earning female Quarter Horses. Owned by Jumonville Farms during her race career and for some years as a broodmare, but later sold to Quarter Horse breeder Baxter Brinkman
    World Champion DASHINGLY, $1,754,323 who remains one of the all-time leading money-earning female Quarter Horses. Owned by Jumonville Farms during her race career and for some years as a broodmare, but later sold to Quarter Horse breeder Baxter Brinkman
  • 1982 Article on Jumonville Farms
    1982 Article on Jumonville Farms
  • 1982
    1982
  • Speedhorse article LEADING STAR stuns DASHINGLY to capture Los Al Derby.  Jumonville Farms mares DASHINGLY and JUSTANOLD LOVE hit the wire within nose hairs with LEADING STAR, coming in second and third.
    Speedhorse article LEADING STAR stuns DASHINGLY to capture Los Al Derby. Jumonville Farms mares DASHINGLY and JUSTANOLD LOVE hit the wire within nose hairs with LEADING STAR, coming in second and third.
  • Champion LEADING STAR.  Owned by Jumonville Farms
    Champion LEADING STAR. Owned by Jumonville Farms
  • Jumonville Farms purchases Champion LEADING STAR
    Jumonville Farms purchases Champion LEADING STAR
  • May 29, 1982 - Leading Star
    May 29, 1982 - Leading Star
  • 1981 Champion QUEEN FOR CASH, the highest selling Quarter Horse of racing age ever sold at auction in the 1982 Phillips Ranch Sale.
    1981 Champion QUEEN FOR CASH, the highest selling Quarter Horse of racing age ever sold at auction in the 1982 Phillips Ranch Sale.
  • Justanold Love, Gold Cup Trials Ruidoso
    Justanold Love, Gold Cup Trials Ruidoso
  • Dashingly
    Dashingly
  • Photo the day after running 1-2 in the 1983 All American Gold Cup.  Winners
Purse $750,000 + Second Place $255,000 = $1,005,000 in one day!
    Photo the day after running 1-2 in the 1983 All American Gold Cup. Winners Purse $750,000 + Second Place $255,000 = $1,005,000 in one day!
  • Dashingly
    Dashingly
  • 1983 All American Gold Cup
    1983 All American Gold Cup
  • 1983 All American Gold Cup
    1983 All American Gold Cup
  • World Champion, Dashingly
    World Champion, Dashingly
  • Marketina
    Marketina
  • Justanold Love
    Justanold Love
  • World Champion DASHINGLY, $1,754,323 who remains one of the all-time leading money-earning female Quarter Horses. Owned by Jumonville Farms during her race career and for some years as a broodmare, but later sold to Quarter Horse breeder Baxter Brinkman
    World Champion DASHINGLY, $1,754,323 who remains one of the all-time leading money-earning female Quarter Horses. Owned by Jumonville Farms during her race career and for some years as a broodmare, but later sold to Quarter Horse breeder Baxter Brinkman
  • March 1983
    March 1983
  • 1984- Docs Keoke
    1984- Docs Keoke
  • November 1983
    November 1983
  • November 1983
    November 1983
  • November Speedhorse 1983
    November Speedhorse 1983
  • November Speedhorse 1983
    November Speedhorse 1983
  • November Speedhorse 1983
    November Speedhorse 1983
  • November Speedhorse 1983
    November Speedhorse 1983
  • November Speedhorse 1983
    November Speedhorse 1983
  • November Speedhorse 1983
    November Speedhorse 1983
  • October 1983
    October 1983
  • October Speedhorse 1983
    October Speedhorse 1983
  • October Speedhorse 1983
    October Speedhorse 1983
  • October Speedhorse 1983
    October Speedhorse 1983
  • October Speedhorse 1983
    October Speedhorse 1983
  • Speedhorse Ad 1983
    Speedhorse Ad 1983
  • Justanold Love- Ruidoso Downs 1983
    Justanold Love- Ruidoso Downs 1983
  • Justanold Love- Ruidoso Downs 1983
    Justanold Love- Ruidoso Downs 1983
  • Justanold Love- Ruidoso Downs 1983
    Justanold Love- Ruidoso Downs 1983
  • Track Quiz, 1983
    Track Quiz, 1983
  • 1984
    1984
  • 1984
    1984
  • 1984
    1984
  • 1984 Ad
    1984 Ad
  • 1984 Ad
    1984 Ad
  • 1984 Ad
    1984 Ad
  • Dash For Cash Ad, April 1984
    Dash For Cash Ad, April 1984
  • Dashingly
    Dashingly
  • December 1984
    December 1984
  • Calumet Farms- Dashingly & Justanold Love
    Calumet Farms- Dashingly & Justanold Love
  • February 1984
    February 1984
  • February 1984
    February 1984
  • February 1984
    February 1984
  • February 1984
    February 1984
  • February 1984
    February 1984
  • February 1984
    February 1984
  • 1984. Indigo Illusion, Rainbow Derby Trials
    1984. Indigo Illusion, Rainbow Derby Trials
  • JanuaJanuary 1984
    JanuaJanuary 1984
  • Docs Ocotillo- January 1984
    Docs Ocotillo- January 1984
  • NCHA Docs Keoke- January 1984
    NCHA Docs Keoke- January 1984
  • NCHA Docs Keoke- January 1984
    NCHA Docs Keoke- January 1984
  • NCHA Docs Keoke- January 1984
    NCHA Docs Keoke- January 1984
  • NCHA Docs Keoke- January 1984
    NCHA Docs Keoke- January 1984
  • QuarterWeek, August 1984
    QuarterWeek, August 1984
  • QuarterWeek, August 1984
    QuarterWeek, August 1984
  • 1984 Sale
    1984 Sale
  • 1984 Sale
    1984 Sale
  • 1984 Sale
    1984 Sale
1966- Turners Super
1966- Turners Super

Most recently honored as an AQHA Legacy Award recipient, Jumonville Farms has bred and raised American Quarter Horses for over 50 years and are most notably breeders of the number one and number two all-time leading siring sons of MR JESS PERRY—FEATURE MR JESS and JESS LOUISIANA BLUE.  Enjoy these photos of some of the great moments throughout the last fifty years and join us in creating new memories!