Three young horses were awarded Elite premiums yesterday at the 2011 Baileys Horse Feeds/British Equestrian Federation (BEF) Futurity at Richmond. There was one apiece for the dressage, showjumping and eventing sections. Several Higher First Premiums were awarded, also across the disciplines.
The top scoring youngster of the day was Nicola Nisbet’s dressage three year old, Raincheck who scored 9.13. She is by Rubinero out of a Burggraaf mare, Nicky. Evaluator Mark Shaw said: “She is a quality uphill-built mare with elastic and balanced paces and is forward thinking”.
The potential showjumping foal Quinlan Z (pictured), scored 9.04 for the Millfield Stud. This grey colt foal is by the Holstein, Quinar, out of Con Versace, a daughter of Contender. His modern frame and powerful, rhythmical movement were commented upon by all three evaluators, Carrie Adams, Mark Shaw and Sheri Tozer Robb.
Lets Dance, a son of thoroughbred stallion Revolution took an Elite score of 9.01 in the eventing section for owner and breeder Vienna Bayles to become the top scoring yearling of the day. Lets Dance is out of Elli, a Ladys Tralee mare. Evaluator Carrie Adams said: “He is a correct horse with tremendous ground cover and acceleration packaged with great coordination”.
The top Higher First premiums were awarded to the Preci-Spark Ltd owned filly foal Tremlett, (8.97) by Grafenstolz, out of a Hand In Glove mare in the eventing section and Esteem Dollar. This two-year-old filly scored 8.88 also in the eventing section for owner Steve Pullen — the highest score of the day for her age.
For further information on the BEF Futurity Evaluations, visit www.britishbreeding.org