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Tattersalls to host Burghley Young Event Horse Qualifier

The first ever Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse Qualifiers to be held in Ireland will be staged at the Tattersalls Ireland July Show in 2017.   Recently voted Show of the Year at the annual Showjumpers Awards, the July Show, which takes place in the grounds of the Tattersalls International Horse Trials, is the ideal venue for these prestigious young event horse classes.  The winners will each gain an entry to the finals of the Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse Series which take place during the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials in early September (31st August - 3rd September).  The Qualifiers are open ... Read More

Breeders of the top British-bred event horses celebrated

The annual British Breeders Dinner and Awards Ceremony, organised by the British Horse Foundation, was held in London on Saturday, January 14.  There has been much to celebrate for British Breeding in 2016 and the glittering occasion affords the breeders of potential world-class horses the special recognition they deserve.  Young, professional and amateur breeders were well represented throughout the Awards Ceremony in the Baileys Horse Feeds/British Breeding/BEF Futurity Certificates of Merit. Winners included Barbara Heaton Smith who was presented with two certificates for CAWrus Boy, eventing foal and CAWrus Girl, eventing 2-year-old.   Certificates of Merit were also awarded for the highest scorers in ... Read More

Top BEF Futurity eventing scorers include twins born by embryo transfer

The 2016 Baileys Horse Feeds/ British Breeding/British Equestrian Federation (BEF) Futurity saw some top class young horses put forward for evaluation. A total of 11 youngsters took home elite premiums. These were well spread over the ages and Futurity venues – 5 elite premiums went to foals and interestingly three yearlings took elite – many breeders feel that yearlings are less likely to gain a high score. Just the one two-year-old took elite and three three-year-olds were assessed for this top premium. An elite premium indicates that the horse has the potential and outlook to perform at international level. The BEF ... Read More

Elite Futurity scoring embryo transfer foals take further honours at Osberton

Barbara Heaton Smith’s embryo transfer twin brother foals took first and second place in the foal class at the Oakham Veterinary In-Hand Championship at the Osberton International Horse Trials on the 29th September 2016. Both foals gained elite Futurity premiums earlier in the year at the British Equestrian Federation / Baileys Horse Feeds / British Breeding Futurity. Colt foal, Diamonds CAWever (Futurity score 9.04) (Diamond Hit x Ring of Ford) won the foal class convincingly and his full colt foal brother, CAWrus Boy (9.29) took the runner up spot. Both these foals ... Read More

Top Futurity scorers to receive discount at Osberton

High scoring Futurity youngstock are being encouraged to come forward for the Oakham Veterinary Hospital In-hand classes at the KBIS British Eventing Young Horse Championships at Osberton, Nottinghamshire on the 29th September. All Eventing young stock presented that score 8.75 and above through the Futurity series in 2016 will receive a £10 discount voucher (reducing the entry fee from £40 to £30) for the Oakham Veterinary Hospital In-hand classes. The prize pool for the In-hand classes will be in excess of £1500 and the highest placing Futurity horse in each class will receive a special prize.  All prize money is itemised at ... Read More

Young Event Horse Grand Slam launched

The Sport Horse Breeding (GB) has announced an exciting new prize for Osberton International Horse Trials. The prize is the first of its kind in the UK for young horses and aims to reward breeders of successful horses. The initiative has a fantastic total prize pool of £50,000: £30,000 to the Breeder, £10,000 to the owner and £10,000 to the rider. In order to be eligible for the SHB(GB) Grand Slam, horses must be British bred and be registered in the SHB(GB) Stud Book before the close of entries for the five-year-old championship. The prize will be awarded to a British- ... Read More


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   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 in High Definition and can be viewed on any device whether it be mobile phone or laptop, providing reasonable internet access is available. Furthermore, is providing the opportunity to buy the recording of each equine’s performance. Mark Rigby ... Read More


  Yesterday’s announcement of the British eventing team for the Rio Olympics brought with it a flurry of excitement and speculation. For British breeding, the team is a triumph, featuring three British-bred horses and one stallion who, although not British-bred himself, is proving a popular and prolific sire in this country. Team GBR newcomer Izzy Taylor will be piloting the 16.1hh mare Allercombe Ellie at the Games. ‘Ellie’ is owned by Frances Carter and breeder Susan Holroyd, and is registered with ... Read More


Entries open on 1st July for the Baileys Horse Feeds/BEF Futurity Evaluation series of 2016. Futurity welcomes entries from British bred young horses from foals to three years with the potential to be dressage horses, endurance horses, showjumpers and eventers. 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. Entries are made on a user friendly online system at 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 - ... Read More

BEF Futurity 2016 dates and venues announced

The dates and venues for the 2016 Baileys Horse Feeds/British Breeding/British Equestrian Federation (BEF) Futurity evaluation series have been announced. The Futurity evaluations aim to identify British bred young potential sport horses and ponies destined for top level careers in dressage, eventing, show-jumping or endurance. The Futurity is fast becoming recognised as an important first step in the careers of many potential top level horses and provides a valuable marketing took for breeders. 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. Entries are taken online ... Read More