The Baileys/BEF Futurity recently headed to The College, Keysoe (4 August) where a descendant of British bred Woodlander Farouche scooped an elite premium of 9.70.
Dressage colt foal, Woodlander Woodstock (Woodlander Wild Child x Florencio) scored this very high elite premium for his owner and breeder, Lynne Crowden. His sire, Wild Child an embryo transfer son of former dual young horse world champion Woodlander Farouche and top dressage horse Woodlander Wavavoom, scored the highest ever awarded elite Futurity premium of 9.79 as a foal. His dam is the Florencio mare, Elite Foxy Lady.
Lynne said: “We are delighted with Woodstock, he has stallion potential and will probably go to Germany for licensing.”
Eva-Maria Broomer bred the second highest scoring dressage colt foal of the day, Wunderkind ZB (Woodlander Wild Child x Distelzar) who scored an elite premium of 9.40.
Eva-Maria said: “His name in German means Wonder Child, I hope he lives up to it! He has already been sold, to Claire Wyatt as a stallion prospect where he will also be produced and ridden by Henry Boswell.” Eva-Maria breeds just one foal a year from her Distelzar mare, Distelprix.
Filly foal, Woodlander Reet Petite (Rousseau x For Compliment) scored an elite premium of 9.10 at the College for Amanda Maine-Tucker. Lynne Crowden said: “Interestingly, Reet Petite is out of a half-sister to Wavavoom, For Your Love, by embryo transfer, we have two further progeny of hers to take to the Southview Futurity.”
For Your Love scored an elite Futurity premium of 9.27 as a yearling. Woodlander Reet Petite was bred by Lynne and is now owned by Amanda who also owns Woodlander Fashion (Woodlander Freddie M x Zack), another dressage filly who scored a higher first of 8.50.
Best eventer of the day at the College was two-year-old Heritage Arrakis (Heritage Orion x Carnival Drum) for RB Skepper and Mrs PG Marson.
Jane Skepper said: “I very sadly lost Arrakis’ dad, Heritage Orion, unexpectedly at a young age in June and this is the only colt by him. Arrakis’ full brother, Heritage Appollo also went to the Futurity Championships as a yearling and is now competing in eventing and showjumping. Heritage Arrakis’ dam, Carnaval’s Dancing Queen is by Carnaval Drum and out of a point-to-point winning thoroughbred mare. She didn’t compete due to a minor accident but is a lovely moving mare with good sound conformation.”
Top three-year-old at The College was Beverley Rumbold’s, Spring Surprise (Sforzando x Worldwide) with a higher first score of 8.90.
Beverley’s husband Brian said: “We are really pleased with Spring Surprise, we will keep her for my daughter Louise Phillipson to compete. We own Sforzando and he is being produced by Michael Eilberg. Spring Surprise is out of our mare, World Surprise who we bought from Alison Ready as a two-year-old. I strongly believe in the importance of having a proven family tree when it comes to breeding. We are aiming to breed good, solid horses that have potential to reach Grand Prix level.”
Best showjumper at The College was June Longhurst’s filly foal, Brookhurst Sienna (Brookhurst Sirdallio x Nonstop). She scored a higher first premium of 8.70.
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Futurity dates and venues 2015
1st August – Catherston Stud, Hampshire
2nd August – Chelwood Equestrian, East Sussex
3rd August – Writtle College, Essex
4th August – The College, Keysoe, Bedfordshire
7th August – Tall Trees Arena, Cornwall
9th August – Hartpury College, Gloucestershire
11th August – Arena UK, Lincolnshire
12th August – Richmond Equestrian Centre, North Yorkshire
13th August – Myerscough College, Lancashire
14th August – Southview Equestrian Centre, Cheshire
17th August – Solihull Riding Club, West Midlands
18th August – Solihull Riding Club, West Midlands