Louella Stud wins British Breeding lifetime achievement award

  • The lifetime achievements of Louella Stud were recognised this month at the British Breeding Breeders’ Dinner, where the family business was awarded the Merial Meritoire for outstanding services to British sport horse breeding.

    The remarkable dynasty, set up in 1934 by Louis Massarrella, has produced champions in nearly every discipline. The business is run today by Louis’s granddaughter, Lucy Gillingham, who collected the award in London on 12 January.

    Among the other award winners on the night were:

    Futurity scheme, sponsored by Baileys Horse Feeds
    Foal: Cquins Revenge, bred by Lesley and Rachael Aitken
    Yearling: Lucky For Some, bred by Sonia Gilmore
    Two-year-old: Furst Opera, bred by Gemini Stud
    Three-year-old: Zubin-R, bred by River Stud
    Four-year-old: Puck’s Glen, bred by Edith Rutherford
    Stallion: King’s Composer, bred by Marvis Warman
    Mare: Fabionne, bred by River Stud

    Top scoring pony in futurity scheme, sponsored by Sports Pony Studbook Society
    Le Chiffre, bred by Mrs Bev Brown

    Top pony sire of performance ponies, sponsored by Sports Pony Studbook Society
    Laba, bred in Denmark

    Pony performance sponsored by Ponies Association UK
    Dressage: Maesyfron Rhett, bred by W Elliott
    Show jumping: Micklow Madness, bred by Mrs J Prescott
    Eventing: Mayflower, bred by Mrs D and Mrs R Jones

    Top British-bred Pavo British Eventing Breeding Championships, sponsored by BE
    Four-year-old: Elite Opposition, bred by Pauline Fletcher
    Five-year-old: Pokey’s Bally Milo, bred by Louise King
    Six-year-old: Redesigned, bred by Jef Nielsen

    Outstanding broodmare, sponsored by British Horse
    Bairn Free (Memento), bred by Watermans Farm Stud

    Young horse awards, sponsored by Dodson & Horrell Ltd
    Dressage: T Movistar, bred in Holland
    Show jumping: Halida De Rouet, bred by Euro Sport Horse
    Eventing: Kings Temptress, bred by Mary King

    Top British-bred horse at European Championships, sponsored by Dodson & Horrell Ltd
    Rock Model, bred by Sarah Bullen

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