The 2011 Futurity at the Scottish National Equestrian Centre (SNEC) in West Lothian produced three Elite Premiums in the eventing and show-jumping sections — two for the same local stud. Several horses from across the disciplines went home with Higher First premiums.

The evaluators for the day, Polly Lochore and Lesley Peyton-Gilbert were very impressed by the high standard of entries.

Ben Wentink of the Scotland AI Service, in nearby Winchburg, had a very successful day. His colt foal Glen Nevis Scais (pictured) took the top mark of the day with an Elite of 9.07 in the eventing section. This KWPN colt is out of Oldenburg mare Chikalita, by Concetto and is by the young KWPN showjumping stallion Ben Nevis.

Ben said: “The sire’s damline is one of the best you can find in France, having produced many approved sons and with a good percentage of thoroughbred blood.”

The top showjumper at SNEC, Gamble Scais is also bred and owned by Ben. Gamble Scais is a colt foal by Campbell VDL. He is out of KWPN dam Jigeunerin, by Nimmerdor, and also took home an Elite premium of 9.07.

Tanganyika, another colt foal, also took an Elite premium for owner and breeder Elizabeth Agnew. He scored 9 in the eventing section. Tanganyika is by current highest ranking Futurity eventing sire Grafenstolz, out of thoroughbred mare Hendersyde Limpopo, by Its Without Doubt.

Three-year-old filly, Craigmanchie Tango was awarded a Higher First premium of 8.82 in the eventing section for owner Sarah Swannie. She is by Craigmancie Gold, out of a Proud Knight mare, Craigmancie Tara.

“It’s a long drive from Orkney but worth it,” said Sarah. “This filly also scored a Higher First premium as a two year old in Aberdeen last year”.

Ben Wentink’s Lancelot sired Gancelot Scais took 8.75 in the show-jumping section. He is a colt foal, out of Darina by Cardento and top dressage scorer of the day was Liz Anne Dobson’s three-year-old filly Debonaire Way with 8.75. She is by Depardieu, out of Sunley Way by Sunley Builds.

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