Filly foals claimed 4 of the 5 elite premiums awarded at the Baileys Horse Feeds/British Equestrian Federation/British Breeding (BEF) Futurity at Tall Trees EC in Cornwall (6 August). The evaluation also saw the first endurance horse of the year attain an elite premium.
At the head of affairs was Chrissie Hogg’s filly foal, Pentire Chilli Edge (Chilli Morning x Michaels Revenge) who scored an elite premium of 9.46 in the eventing section. The evaluators commented that she is “a well developed filly foal, showing good acceleration and balance” (pictured top).
Hayley Kidd’s filly foal, Sweet Revenge (Palousa San Sebastian x Devils Jump) scored an elite premium of 9.39, also in the eventing section. The evaluators were very impressed with her canter which they praised for its “uphill and balanced nature”.
Jo Claridge’s filly foal, Shahkira (R Ali Bey x El Akhira) scored the highest futurity premium ever awarded to a potential endurance horse — 9.23.
Jo said: “I am thrilled with Shahkeira. She is destined to be an endurance horse and will hopefully compete at a high level with my daughter Rachael. I will do some in hand showing with her until she is old enough to be broken in.”
Colt foal, MCS Maverick (Mill Law x Wolfgang) scored an elite premium of 9.13 in the eventing section for his owner and breeder, Marion Watson. The evaluators said: “He has a super topline and saddle position and he is free through his elbow and active behind.”
The final elite premium of the day went to potential showjumper, Vorvashill Quintessential (Westpoint Quickfire x Lurex). This filly foal attained a premium of 9.04. The evaluators said: “She has good use of her neck and shoulder with a well motivated hindleg”.
Top dressage entry of the day was Bernie (Wolkenderry x Krack C), a colt foal owned and bred by Sandy Wevill. He scored a higher first premium of 8.67.
For full results and further information on the BEF Futurity Evaluations, visit www.britishbreeding.org