The BEF Futurity young horse evaluations headed North to Richmond EC in North Yorkshire. Two foals scored elite premiums, in the dressage and eventing sections.

Emma Blundell from Mount St John Equestrian in Thirsk took home her second elite of this year’s series with dressage filly foal, Sambuca (pictured). Sambuca (Sir Donnerhall/For Compliment) was awarded an elite of 9.00 with evaluators praising her walk and canter in particular, saying: “She uses her body well in walk, she swings through and is supple.  In her canter she is uphill, with good engagement in her hindquarters.”

The Lux Z/Kalizan colt foal On A Breeze (pictured below) scored an elite premium, also of of 9.00, in the eventing section. He is owned by his breeder Alyse Clancy.

On A Breeze

Elite eventing foal On A Breeze

The evaluators commented: “He has a modern and long lined frame, with a very forward and diligent expressive trot”.

Heading the sports ponies at Richmond was yearling filly Sans Doute (Jimmerdor De Florys/FS Don’t Worry) in the eventing section with a higher first of 8.92. This Welsh Pony and Cob Society-registered filly is owned by breeder Anne Collins from York.

Deborah Preston’s colt foal Nexero (Nexus/Lauriston) was the highest scoring showjumping entry of the day with a higher first premium of 8.89.

La Ruben (Ruadi/Khidar), a yearling gelding, was best endurance entry for owner and breeder Val Lancashire. He scored 8.78.

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

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