Potential dressage and showjumping sired youngsters topped the scores at the Baileys Horse Feeds/British Breeding/British Equestrian Federation (BEF) Futurity evaluations at Keysoe College on 24 August, and at the Scottish National Equestrian Centre (SNEC) on 27 August.
The top score of the day at Keysoe was Archie Mali, who earned an elite premium with a score of 9.50 in the dressage section.
Owner and breeder of the colt foal Geri Eilberg said: “I am thrilled with our first time results.
“The dam was my son Michael Eilberg’s good jumping mare and she has now produced a super foal for us too.”
A second elite premium was awarded to the highest scoring sports pony, Woodlander Wallis. He scored 9.30 in the dressage section.
The chestnut colt – owned and bred by Lynne Crowden from the Woodlander Stud – is by Woodlander Wavavoom out of Drysiog Helen by Talon Teifion.
“I am delighted with all the scores,” said Lynne.
“Having been a breeder for over 30 years now, I knew that they were good horses before I brought them, and they are out of great mares. But it is still useful to me and hopefully useful to others to hear the comments of the evaluators.”
Scottish National Equestrian Centre
The highest score of the day at the SNEC went to Higeunerin Scais in the showjumping section.
The filly foal earned the only elite premium of the day with a score of 9.02. She is owned and bred by Bernard Wentink and is by Campbell VDL out of Jigeunerin by Nimmerdor.
The Wentinks also had the highest scoring dressage youngster, filly foal Harina Scais, who earned a higher first premium with a score of 8.63.
She is by Hemmingway out of Darina by Cardento. Ben Wentink said: “The Futurity is a good shop window for young stock which is important for our business.”
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