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Two showjumping colts took elite premiums at the 2011 Baileys Horse Feeds/British Equestrian Federation (BEF) futurity evaluation at Southview earlier this week (Tuesday 2 August).

Danny Kannan achieved the highest score of the day — 9.14. This three-year-old KWPN colt is by Kannan out of a Burggraff mare, Kormeline. He is owned and bred by Jonathan Parrott of Wrexham. All three evaluators — Carrie Adams, Sheri Tozer-Rob and Mark Shaw — were hugely impressed by his technique over a fence.

The colt foal Waterloo also achieved an elite premium score of 9.04. Owned and bred by Natasha Halliday, this son of Supertrooper De Ness is out of the KWPN mare Thongrha, who is by Quito de Baussy.

A Grafenstolz-sired event foal, Gypsy Squire, took home a higher first premium for owner and breeder Gary Foggon with a score of 8.96. Gypsy Squire is a colt out of Bonny Bank Jay Jay by Squire.

Heathersedge Eurodizney, a two-year-old in the dressage section, also scored 8.96 for a higher first premium. Kerrie Ibbotson bred and owns this CHAPS-registered gelding. He is by Benetton Dream, out of a Sonny Steele mare, Heathersedge Hattrick.

BEF head of equine development Jan Rogers said: “Southview is a new venue for the futurity this year and has been really well supported by both locals and people who have undertaken some quite lengthy journeys to get here. We have seen some very impressive potential showjumpers today, which is very exciting for the future”.

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