The Light family hosted the Baileys Horse Feeds/ British Breeding/British Equestrian Federation (BEF) Futurity recently at their Brendon Stud in Sussex. Youngsters from across the disciplines and ages earned several higher first premiums.A higher first Futurity premium indicates that the horse has the potential and outlook to perform at national level
Jack Beeson-Smith of the Grey Stud in Whydown gained the top score of the day with his filly foal Greystud Santa Valentina (San Amour x Conteur), she scored a higher first premium of 8.80 in the dressage section. Jack’s colt foal, Greystud Faberge (Furst Romancier x Tycoon) also scored a higher first premium of 8.65.Jack was delighted with these results.
Jack said: “The indoor school at Brendon was great for the Futurity, it is a bit smaller than some of the schools used and a perfect size for showing the youngsters off. It was also brilliant that the whole thing is being live streamed by Equestrianpro.
“My family were on holiday in Greece at the time of the Futurity so they got the ipad out and were by the pool watching Santa Valentina and Faberge at their evaluation from the other side of Europe.
Amanda Southern’s dressage colt foal, Hazelhope Lothario (De Niro x Jazz) known as Rio gained the second top score of the day with a higher first premium of 8.75.
Bling (Kannan x Bahamian Bounty), a three-year-old eventing filly owned and bred by Yvonne Ferguson and exhibited by Clare Pointing took a higher first premium of 8.71. Bling scored a higher first premium of 8.83 as a two-year-old last year.
A total of four horses bred by Lianne Verity of the Myspires stud in Bexhill-On-Sea took home higher first premiums. Lianne’s show-jumping colt foal, Myspires Triple Revolver (Myspires Revolution x Caretino Glory) scored 8.70 and her yearling filly, Myspires Triple Generation (Brennus B x Stallone Quainton) scored 8.50.
Lianne’s further two elite premiums were won by horses bred by her and that she has sold on to other people. They are Myspires Great Expectation and Myspires Perfect Resolution.
Lianne said: “Myspires Triple Revolver was in my mind the best of the six foals I have bred this year. It’s great that his score reflected this. He is bred from my mare, Triple Elle and by my stallion, Myspires Revolution who has now had several progeny that have scored a higher first Futurity premium.”
Pippa Drew’s two-year-old dressage filly, Hammerwood Riola (Keystone Rhondeo x Cavan Blue Hors) was the best two-year-old at Brendon, with a higher first premium of 8.70.
West Sussex-based Virginia Russell-Wood’s eventing colt foal, Stage Law (Mill Law x Chestnut Park All That Jazz) took a higher first premium of 8.67 at Brendon. Stage Law was presented at the Futurity by Simon Luck.
Virginia said: “This was the first time we have ever been to the Futurity, we found it very encouraging and it was great to get an unbiased opinion of my foal. I took Stage Law to the Futurity as he is one of the last youngstock by the stallion, Mill Law and I am keen to keep my options open as to whether he has potential as a stallion for the future.”
The Futurity is not the only success that Stage Law has enjoyed in the few months since he was born. He won his class at Kent County show and went on to take the championship with his dam, Stage Music.
Virginia added: “He will go to the British Show Horse Association show at Addington in Buckinghamshire at the end of the month and then to the Cherif Championships.”
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