Six Elite premiums were awarded yesterday at the 2011 Baileys Horse Feeds/British Equestrian Federation (BEF) Futurity at Solihull (1), four of which came from the Woodlander Stud.
An embryo transfer colt foal out of the recently crowned five-year-old world champion dressage horse, Woodlander Farouche, achieved the highest score ever awarded in the Futurity. Woodlander Wavavoom, an up-and-coming dressage stallion, sired a whopping three of the six Elite foals.
Woodlander Wild Child (pictured), a chestnut colt by Woodlander Wavavoom, out of Woodlander Farouche (by Fuerst Heinrich) showed his potential with an Elite premium score of 9.79 in the dressage section for breeders Lynne Crowden, Alison Walton and Ferdi Eilberg. He follows in his mother’s footsteps with a perfect 10 score for his walk.
Another dressage colt foal, Woodlander Wirginia Plain scored the second highest Elite of the day with 9.18 for Lynne Crowden. He is also by Woodlander Wavavoom, out of the Hanoverian dam St Pr Savanah (by Sao Paulo) – also dam of the approved stallion Woodlander Rockstar.
A Grafenstolz colt foal, Tredegar, scored 9.18 in the eventing section. Tredegar, owned by Vin Jones of Preci-Spark is out of a Bolivar mare, Trebetherick, an advanced eventer who has completed Badminton.
The Elite score of 9.18 was awarded to another Woodlander dressage colt foal: Woodlander Freddy M, who is by For Compliment, out of Elite Dornroeschen (by Dimaggio), who is Farouche’s mother. He was bred and is owned by Lynne Crowden and the Eilberg family.
Sports pony eventer, Woodlander Wagalina scored an Elite premium of 9.14. This filly foal is also by Woodlander Wavavoom, out of the Welsh Pony and Cob Society registered Synod Galina (by Synod Rum Punch). She is owned by Lynne Crowden.
The final Elite of the day went to Larkshill Rheindancer, a dressage filly foal by Sarkozy, out of Larkshill Rheindayla (by E.H Hohnestein). She scored 9.00 for Heather Stack of the Larkshill Stud.
Head of Equine Development at the BEF, Jan Rogers said: “It’s very exciting to see the progeny of these hugely talented horses brought forward for evaluation. The considered, long term plans of British breeders are delivering.”
For further information on the BEF Futurity Evaluations, visit www.britishbreeding.org