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British Breeding, the new management company in charge of the former BEF Equine Development Programme, is delighted to announce the dates and plans for its 2018 British Breeding Baileys Horse Feeds Futurity evaluations.   This highly regarded series for foals and young stock from yearlings to 3 year olds, aims to identify talented horses that will go on to compete successfully in the future.  With many Futurity graduates already competing at top level in eventing, the series offers the ideal opportunity for breeders to showcase their potential stars.   A Wider Choice of Locations and Dates To make the Futurity accessible to ... Read More

Meet the Legendary Ramiro B – World No 4 Event Sire 

At 24-years-old Ramiro B is simply one of the undisputed kings of sport horse stallions around the globe. Showing precocious talent as a show jumper as a young horse, Irishman Edward Doyle produced him up to Grand Prix level before his successful breeding career finally took over full time. A Belgian Warmblood by Calvani, a son of Caretino, one of Germany’s top sires of all times, Ramiro B is the sire of Nations Cup Level Show Jumpers and 4* Eventers.  Being 40% thoroughbred he adds quality movement and jump and without fail passes on his willing and winning mentality, making him a very commercial choice for ... Read More

Ramiro B Son – Cooley SRS Continues Fantastic Eventing Success at Badminton Horse Trials

THE 11-year-old Cooley SRS and Oliver Townend kept the flag flying for the team at Harthill Stud when the Ramiro B sired bay gelding finished a fantastic second at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials. Owned by Angela Hisplop, Cooley SRS is an Irish Sport Horse bred by John Fitzhenry.   By the British-based sire Ramiro B, he is out of Ballynattin Pride by Kiltealy Spring x Kings of Diamonds. Produced by Oliver from his early days, he was his ride at the 2017 European Championships when winning team gold although Badminton was the horse’s ... Read More

Ramiro B Son – Cooley Master Class Wins The Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event

It was celebrations all round for the team at Harthill Stud after the Ramiro B sired Cooley Master Class and Oliver Townend took the 2018 Land Rover Kentucky CCI 4* title. After a clear round cross country, Oliver stood in third position overnight. It was a tense finish as Oliver took the lead from Michael Jung, with a foot perfect fault-free show jumping round with Cooley Master Class, to finish on his dressage score of 28.7 penalties  Oliver has ridden and produced Cooley Master Class, owned by Angela Hislop, since he was a four-year-old and ... Read More

SPIN DOCTORS – Julia Hodkin, Future Sport Horses

If like me you find the process of selecting stallions for your mares something akin to being a kid in a candy store, then hopefully this article will help you to select the sweetest options. Marketing of stallions has become something of a small industry in itself these days. The flashy, dramatic DVDs with the very best movie clips of a gleaming stallion produced to within an inch of its life, and accompanying high gloss brochures are enough to set the taste buds going and seduce all but the toughest of breeders. The stirring ... Read More

A Sterling Year For British Bred Equines Celebrated at The British Breeders 21st Anniversary Awards Dinner and Ceremony

Breeders of the top British-bred horses were celebrated at the British Breeders Dinner and Awards Ceremony.  Organised by the British Horse Foundation the awards marked its 21st anniversary this year at a gala evening on Saturday 13th January.  There has been much to celebrate for British Breeding in 2017 and the glittering occasion gave the breeders of these potential world-class horses the special recognition they deserve as well as raising £8,500 For the British Horse Foundation. For eventing, the British Young Horse Breeders Medals were presented to the breeders of ... Read More


Competition Stallions have announced a new stallion event, showcasing the very best stallions at stud in the UK today, including Olympic gold medal winner, Big Star making an exclusive UK appearance.  The event will be held on at Addington Manor Equestrian Centre on Sunday 18th February, giving mare owners and the wider public an opportunity to see stallions perform in the arena as well as having access to the stable area.  Studbooks and breeding organisations will be represented in the trade stand area.   Organiser, Jane Skepper, has a wealth of experience in breeding and competition horses. A qualified AI technician ... Read More

World Breeding Championships – Le Lion d’Angers

Sarah Carless .... From the 19th to 22nd October, the best six and seven-year-old horses from across the world will descend on Le Lion d’Angers for the FEI World Breeding Federation Eventing Championships for Young Horses.  Mondial du Lion showcases the next generation of eventing superstars with Laura Collett and Mr Bass winning the seven-year-old championships for Britain back in 2015. This year, three combinations from Great Britain will contest the six-year-old class with 12 contesting the seven-year-old class. Here we take a look at these representatives - the very best of British young horses ... Read More

First time breeder’s foal heads the 2017 Futurity eventing scores

Three foals scored much sought after elite futurity premiums in the 2017 Baileys Horse Feeds/ British Breeding/British Equestrian Federation (BEF) Futurity. The popular Futurity series for foals to three-year-olds bred in the UK for competition in eventing, dressage, showjumping and endurance ran from the 14th to the 30th August at nine venues across the country.  An elite premium indicates that the horse has the potential and outlook to perform at international level and a higher first premium indicates that there is potential for national level competition. Two-percent of the 155 youngsters that came forward ... Read More

Cobra 18 – bringing scope and substance to future eventers 

Breeding for eventing is not an exact science. To be honest, trying to breed any top-class sport horse takes time, research and a considerable amount of good luck. By choosing a good stallion, however, you will go a long way towards breeding the very best foal possible from your mare.  To make it in the sport of eventing a horse needs many attributes… blood, step, scope, stamina, temperament… and finding a stallion that can pass all of these characteristics on to his offspring can be like finding a needle in a haystack. But the stallion Cobra 18 looks to be one ... Read More