Condor swoops on showjumping stallion rankings at futurity

  • At the Tall Trees BEF Futurity three Elite Premiums were attained; with two going to progeny of the showjumping stallion Condor. Sports ponies were also prevalent at this Cornish venue, taking six of the 16 Higher First premiums awarded.

    Condors Touch And Go was the top scoring lot of the day for Roy Haggerty and Mike Pugh. She scored an Elite Premium of 9.05 in the showjumping section and is a filly foal by Roy’s AES licensed stallion, Condor, who is just four years old. Touch And Go is out of the Ramexico mare Pencader Springwood.

    Evaluator Mark Shaw said: “She is a scopey, modern type and is elastic and engaged in all paces.”

    The Condor-sired Pencarder Condors Boy received an Elite Premium of 9.00 also in the showjumping section. This yearling gelding is also owned by Roy Haggerty and Mike Pugh. He is out of SHB mare Pencarder Pearl, by Pascal. His ground-covering stride and suppleness were commented on by the evaluators.

    Romanno Bacarra Rose took an Elite score of 9.00 for owner Joanna Dixon in the dressage section. This three-year-old filly is by the Oldenburg stallion Stedinger and out of My Rose, a Donnerhall mare. She was bred by the Rommano Stud.

    Condor also sired two foals that received Higher First premiums, Condor’s Wait And See and Condors Cry For The Moon.

    The Ash Stud’s filly foal, AS Bewitched was top eventer of the day with 8.86. Evaluator Lynne Crowden was pleased to see such a strong sports pony entry at Tall Trees.

    Frances Ewings’ skewbald filly She’s A Kinda Magik was top sports pony of the day with 8.98 in the dressage section.

    Three Higher First premiums went to eventing ponies from Jo Sholl-Evans’ Fairlight Stud. Full brother and sister, foal Fairlight Moondance (8.83) and three-year-old Fairlight Mondavi (8.56) are both by Jonkers Metyo out of a Cheyenne mare, Langara Saffron.

    Fairlight Harpers Bazaar, also by Jonkers Metyo and out of an It’s The Business mare Avalon Bazaar took home 8.75.

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

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