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AT the BEF Futurity at Myerscough College on 30 July two potential showjumpers and a dressage foal were awarded elite premiums and horses from across the disciplines attained a total of 12 higher first premiums.

A spokesman for the evaluators said: “The quality of youngstock was good at Myerscough and we saw a very strong group of showjumping and dressage foals, who were presented really well.”

Sue Jaggar’s Millfield Stud dominated the top scores. Plot Blue/Caretino filly foal Millfield Pandora (pictured) attained the highest elite score yet for a potential showjumper in the 2013 Futurity (9.42).

“Her canter has a huge step and great cadence and she uses her body through all gaits and transitions,” concluded the evaluators.

Millfield Pandora’s dam, Pretty Woman, has produced an elite foal every year she has come to the Futurity since 2010.

Also earning an elite score, (9.12) for Sue was Millfield Safari (Sandro Boy/Cassini I). This colt foal comes from the same dam lines as Millfield Pandora. The evaluators commended his fantastic balance in canter.

The only dressage elite of the day went to Mount St John Equestrian’s embryo transfer foal MSJ Sensation (San Amour/Dimaggio), she attained an elite premium of 9.03.

The evaluators said she has “a beautiful head and neck and a good, active trot with elevation”.

Less than a week later, her biological dam Keystone Diaz was the advanced medium champion at the British Dressage Rowallan regional championships under owner/rider Emma Blundell.

Harthill Bally Miro (Ramiro B/Puissance) was best of the eventers with a higher first premium of 8.55.  The filly foal was bred by her owner Nina Barbour.

Yearling colt Samba B (Sambist/Kasadi) scored a higher first of 8.54 in the endurance section for his owner, Sarah O’Neil.  He was bred by Anne Brown.

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

Picture (c) Kevin Sparrow.