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On the first of 2 days of BEF Futurity youngstock evaluations at Solihull, 5 youngsters were awarded elite premiums.

Lynne Crowden, Gerry Eilberg and Alison Walton had a great day with their embryo transfer offspring, Woodlander Wild Child (pictured). The 2-year-old colt is a son of Woodlander Farouche and is by Woodlander Wavavoom. His 9.39 elite was the day’s highest score.

The Futurity evaluators commented on his “excellent proportions, balanced and active trot and his superb freedom in his shoulder”.

Woodlander Wild Child scored the highest futurity premium ever awarded at the Solihull 2011 Futurity as a foal (9.79).

Double delight for Waverley Stud

Dressage colt foals Waverley My Metall (Metall/De Niro) and Waverley Wright Stuff (Woodlander Wavavoom/Ramires) gave their owner and breeder Sara Longworth of the Waverley Stud two great results.

My Metall scored an elite of 9.14 and Waverley Wright Stuff 9.07. The evaluators praised both these youngsters for their “harmonious toplines”, adding that My Metall has a “balanced frame and good saddle position”, and Wright Stuff has “good acceleration and ground cover in the canter and a good active ground covering walk through the whole body”.

Preci Spark recorded their fourth elite premium of the 2013 Futurity with eventing filly foal Trewitten (Hand in Glove/Welton Crackerjack). She scored an elite premium of 9.06 for owner/breeder Vin Jones of Preci Spark event horses.

The evaluators praised her, saying: “The canter is fluent, it opens and extends, she has a good hindleg and lovely cadence”.

Future Sport Horses picked up the final elite premium of the day with filly foal Future Coup De Coeur (Tresor Mail/Future Coeur De Reine) in the eventing section, with a premium of 9.02. The evaluators commented on her “super frame and neck set and excellent proportions”.

For further information on the BEF Futurity Evaluations, visit www.britishbreeding.org

For Futurity images visit photographer Kevin Sparrow’s website.