The second of the 2015 Baileys/BEF Futurity young horse evaluations took place at a new venue, Chelwood Equestrian in East Sussex (2 August).
The highest scorer of the day was eventing filly foal, Kamikaze (Future Gravitas x Animo Elite) for owner and breeder, Vicky Fisher from Horsham in West Sussex. Kamikaze attained a higher first premium of 8.83.
Vicky said: “I thought she was lovely and I am over the moon that the Futurity evaluators thought so too. Kamikaze is just the second foal I have bred.” Kamikaze was bred from Vicky’s mare Bonnie who Vicky bought from her breeder, Chris Curtis. Vicky continued: “Both Kamikaze and last year’s foal, Jeronimo are out of Bonnie and both have now received a higher first Futurity premium.”
Isabella Furno’s showjumping colt foal, Nemesis Diamore (pictured top) (Diarado x Cassiano) came home with a higher first premium of 8.75. Nemesis Diamore is out of Isabella’s jumping mare, Calista.
Isabella said: “I bought Calista in Germany two years ago. She had been winning the five-year-old classes over there and is a very well built mare. She had Nemesis Diamore by embryo transfer and is looking to be a fabulous broodmare.” In the long term, Nemesis Diamore will go to be graded as a Holsteiner stallion in Germany as a three-year-old. Isabella continued: “I should have two or possibly three foals next year to bring to the Futurity. Calista is hopefully in foal via embryo transfer to Zirocco Blue for 2016.”
First foal victorious
Also attaining a higher first premium of 8.75 at Chelwood was Susan Leigh’s thoroughbred colt foal, Nutwood Proclaimer (Primitive Proposal x Carmel Head) in the eventing section.
Nutwood Proclaimer will go on to show in hand and then hopefully pursue an eventing career. Susan said: “I find that the in-hand showing provides such an important education for the youngsters. Nutwood Mimic was four-year-old champion at the Sport Horse Breeding of Great Britain (SHBGB) Championships last year.”
Nutwood Proclaimer was bred from Susan’s thoroughbred mare, Carmel Lyne. Susan continued: “Carmel Lyne was a real jumper and point-to-pointed and hunter chased for seven seasons. Proclaimer is her first foal”.
Best two-year-old at Chelwood was Britannia Royal (Royaldik x Jumbo) in the eventing section with a score of 8.71 for Annabel Blake and Charles Wise from Eastbourne. Britannia Royal is out of the late Badminton and Burghley winner, Headley Britannia.
Two-year-old sports pony, Prometheus (Romulus) scored a higher first premium of 8.58 in the eventing section also for Annabel and Charles. Both Britannia Royal and Prometheus have been to the Futurity as foals, yearling and two-year-olds consistently scoring higher first premiums.
Robyn Crisp’s yearling, Fames Amaryliss (Fames Dakota x Saker) was best yearling and the highest scoring endurance entry at Chelwood with a higher first premium of 8.55. Robyn, from the Silvabak Stud, bred Fames Amaryliss’ sire, Fames Dakota herself. Now a five-year-old, he scored both a higher first and a first at the Futurity.
Best dressage entries at Chelwood were Helen Chelwood’s colt foal, Donner Romano (Donneromeo x Wittinger) and Sharon Teale’s two-year-old filly, Tealequest Black Diamond (Rubins Black Diamond x Demonstrator). Both scored a higher first premium of 8.50.
The evaluators were David Hamer, Fred Bergendorff and Chris Hunnable.
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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