Richmond’s 2012 British Equestrian Federation (BEF) Futurity (24 July) saw six elite premiums awarded, with the highest score of the day going to the showjumping foal On ‘n’ Up (pictured).
Owned and bred by Alyse and Jolyse Clancey, showjumper On ‘n’ Up scored 9.25. The filly, known as Upsy, is the second of the Clancey’s youngsters to earn an elite Fururity premium this year (On Call scored 9.18 in eventing at Myerscough). Both are by the stallion Lux Z.
“I chose to use Lux because I bought a horse that was by him and it was so fun, willing and intelligent,” said Alyse. “He’s also known for having easy pregnancies and foalings.”
Upsy’s dam, On A Dream, by Ricardo Z, was originally bought by the Clanceys for her potential as an eventer.
“She turned out to be really difficult to produce and just didn’t take to it,” said Alyse. Her first foal, On And Away, is now successfully contesting four-year-old event classes. On a Dream was one of the top graded mares in the country at the Sports Horse Breeding GB gradings last year and was also the top showjumping mare with her elite foal On And Away.
Uspy will be aimed at showjumping with Alyse’s daughter, Jolyse.
“We’ve got 19 horses between the two of us, so would like to allow people to start buying into our breeding project – we would be happy to sell shares in our horses,” said Alyse.
Pam Streeter and Jane Blades’ Chilli Thyme earned an eventing elite premium with a score of 9.09. By the successful eventer Chilli Morning – who was produced by Nick Gauntlett and is now competed by William Fox-Pit – the chestnut was the highest placed eventer and yearling of the day. He is out of the Cleveland bay mare Angelica, by Wigginton Antonio.
Another elite premium in eventing was awarded to Susan Dewick and James Essen’s Dancing Bluefield Velvet, scoring 9.08. The three-year-old mare is by Catherston Dance In The Dark out of Bluefield Girl.
Lesley Brodie’s home-bred Graffique earned an elite premium with a score of 9.03 in eventing. She is by the successful Trakehner stallion Grafenstolz out of Lesley’s own mare UFO, by Tornado FCS.
A fifth elite (9.02) was earned by eventer Tremors, who is owned and bred by Liz and Vin Jones at the Preci-Spark Event Horse Stud. Tremors is by Royaldik out of Treswigga, by Welton Crackerjack.
Lowry, owned and bred by Louise Batley also earned a Showjumping elite premium of 9.02. The colt foal is by the Oldenburg stallion Lauriston out of Griseldis, by Guenzel.
The highest scoring dressage youngster of the day was Ferdy Of Westoak, who earned a higher first of 8.82. The colt foal is owned and bred by Sue Simmons of Westoak Stud and is by the British-based stallion Flammengold out of Wonalulu, by Weltregent.
The top two-year-old was showjumper Chicago Blue, who earned a higher first (8.59). Owned and bred by Dellamarie Jackson, the gelding is by Chaccomo Agostini out of Compromise, by Cantus.
Godrics Carpe Diem was the highest scoring sports pony, earning a higher first (8.54) in dressage. Owned and bred by Samantha and Beverley Brown, the colt foal is by Caesar out of Tiger Lilly, by Donnerwetter.
For complete results and further information on the BEF Futurity Evaluations, visit www.britishbreeding.org