The 2016 Baileys Horse Feeds/British Breeding/BEF Futurity Evaluations will be available to view live for the first time, thanks to livestreaming of the series by Equestrianpro.tv. The service will allow a much wider audience including connections and potential owners and riders to view our talented young sport horses presented at an early age.
The BEF Futurity will be free to watch at www.EquestrianPro.tv in High Definition and can be viewed on any device whether it be mobile phone or laptop, providing reasonable internet access is available. Furthermore, Equestrianpro.tv is providing the opportunity to buy the recording of each equine’s performance.
Mark Rigby of EquestrianPro.tv says, “We are delighted to be involved with the Futurity for 2016 and provide the livestream for the entire event. Being one of the most important equestrian events of the season, we believe that people need to be made more aware of the quality of British bred sport horses and that they are worthy alternatives to buying abroad. We hope that you join us for the event and wish all participants the best of luck.”
Jan Rogers, Head of Equine Development at the British Equestrian Federation, says “This is a fantastic opportunity for all the quality horses that get presented at the Futurity to be seen by a much wider audience. People will be able to have the live stream running on their PC or laptop while sitting at their desks and those who cannot attend the venues will no longer have to miss out! We are delighted that Equestrianpro.tv has agreed to provide the service which will, I am sure, be invaluable to breeders to enhance the potential for marketing their horses”.
The Futurity aims to identify British bred young potential sport horses and ponies destined for careers in dressage, eventing, show jumping or endurance. British bred horses and ponies from foals to three year olds are eligible to take part. The series is open to all and each young horse is assessed by a panel of experts and an experienced vet and then given a Futurity premium score (grade).
The 2016 Futurity evaluations will run from the 15th to the 31st August, covering 11 venues nationwide with a total of 12 days of evaluations.
Futurity scores are used by many breeders as a credible marketing tool for their young horses, adding value to a young horse whilst it is still too young to have achieved a performance record. Many young horses are now advertised for sale as having a “BEF Premium” and many people have purchased these young horses because they believe that an independent assessment run by a National Federation has value.
All results are published on the fully searchable Futurity website which can be found at www.britishbreeding.org.
Horses that are entered as three year-olds are eligible for assessment at the BEF Equine Bridge, which provides ongoing support for developing their potential in their discipline.
Futurity dates and venues 2016:
15th August – Valeview EC, Leicestershire
16th August – Richmond EC, North Yorkshire
17th August – Myerscough, Lancashire
18th August – Reaseheath College, Cheshire
19th August – Keysoe EC, Bedfordshire
22nd August – Tall Trees Arena, Cornwall
23rd August- Hartpury College, Gloucestershire
25th August – Writtle College, Essex
27th August – Brendon Stud, East Sussex
28th August – Catherston Stud, Hampshire
30th August – Solihull RC 1, West Midlands
31st August – Solihull RC 2, West Midlands