In 2007 Imothep completed his 30-day trial in Zweibruecken, Germany with the overall score of 8.1, and was victorious in his sporting debut in jumping tests Class A and L. In 2008 he was the winner in the young horse M classes with scores up to 8 and 9. These results qualified him for the FEI World Breeding Championships for young horses in Lanaken, Belgium in 2009.
Imothep is a star in the show jumping world and breeding industry. In 2007 he was approved by the OL, RPS and ZfdP studbooks in Germany. In 2011, Imothep was fully approved and licensed by the BWP and awarded the “Elite” status, becoming the only Indoctro son in Europe and North America who has been given this acknowledgement. In 2014 Imothep was awarded the Ambassador status with the BWP, was fully licensed with the KWPN and approved by AHHA. Imothep was acknowledge as the 2015 Horse of the Year with KWPN-NA.
Imothep has a wonderful temperament, class A jumping style, impressive athletic power and beautiful movement. He is naturally balanced, intelligent and is proven as a top jumping athlete as well as breeding stallion.
As an a breeding stallion, Imothep has produced a champion and premium foals. Imothep’s 2012 Colt, Hero, scored as Site Champion for Young jumpers and Jumper foals at his KWPN inspection, and Reserve Champion in North America. Imothep’s progeny are beautiful, well tempered and possess big movement through the hind end. He is a stallion who offers his best qualities to each and every foal.
As a sport horse, Imothep has acquired numerous results at the National and International Grand Prix level throughout his career. In 2014 his greatest accomplishments included 3 Nation’s Cup events for Team Ireland at Aachen (4/0), Hickstead (0/0) and Dublin (4/0). That same year, under Irishman Darragh Kenny, the pair finished 12th of 153 horse/rider combinations at the 2014 World Equstrian Games in Normandy, France.
Taizo Sugitani of Japan joined forces with Hyperion Stud to take over the reins on Imothep for 2015. In 2016 the pair competed in the XXXI Olympic Games in Rio for Team Japan.
Imothep is Sire to numerous Premium and Championship foals both in the US and in Europe in recent years.