Arena UK Futurity: ponies rule the results

  • Two sports ponies claim elite premiums at Arena UK's 2013 BEF Futurity evaluations

    On 1 August the 2013 BEF Futurity evaluations at Arena UK garnered elite premiums for five youngsters, including two sports ponies.

    Three-year-old Floriscount/World Classic dressage colt Cathmor Florian (pictured, above) achieved a higher first at the 2012 Futurity but took home the highest score of the day at Arena UK this year with 9.05. Cathmor Florian is owned by his breeder Sarah Watson and exhibited by the Woodcroft Stud.

    The evaluators said: “He is a modern, athletic type with good self carriage, he is loose, supple and very light on his feet.”

    Top eventer

    Filly foal Trebella (Grafenstolz/Treffry), headed the eventers for Vin Jones. Trebella gained 9.04 and the evaluators commented on her very modern frame and ground cover.

    Jo Wright’s sports pony foal RS Charmion de Luxe (Champion de Luxe/FS Don’t Worry) scored 9.03 in the dressage section. He was noted as having good engagement and a lot of freedom in his shoulder.

    Best yearling

    The top yearling Jilly’s Jubilee, (Up With The Lark/Storth House Temptation) was awarded  9.01 in the eventing section for her owner and breeder, Anna Sykes.

    Penny Walster from Bathleyhills Farm brought several sports ponies to Arena UK. Of these, Bathleyhills Dougal (Bathleyhills Monet/Wian Mab Spruce) scored an elite premium of 9.00 in the dressage section.

    The evaluators said: “He has a good articulation of joints in trot and is a modern pony type with a good topline.”

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

    For more images from Arena UK and many other Futurity venues, visit photographer Kevin Sparrow’s website.

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