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Britannia's Bijou





Sports Horse (SHB(GB))

Sire: Littledale Bright Star

Dam: Bella Britannia (GB)

Damsire: Mr Big Cat

Height: 149 cms
Born: 2017
Graded: Provisionally Licenced SPSS with covering permission for 2020 & 2021
Stud Fee: £350 +vat
Semen: Fresh/chilled and frozen semen available around his competition schedule
WFFS result: Has not been supplied to SPSS
Breeder: Lucinda Fredericks
Owner: Lucinda Fredericks
Location: Standing at Tomlinson Equine

An outstanding Jumping and Eventing stallion by top pony stallion SPSS Elite Littledale Bright Star out of Bella Britannia (daughter of legendary 3x 5* Eventing Champion and Olympic Silver Medal winner, Headley Britannia - Eventing bloodlines in the purple.


For more information please see below,; FB: Lucinda Fredericks or contact Lucinda Fredericks on 01380 816636 or  




Littledale Bright Star


Catherston Night Safe



Papillon de Matin



Prosperity of Catherston


Fortune II


Gwersyllt Town Mouse


Burstye Trajan

Botingelle Kingfisher

Burstye Fortuna


Gwersyllt Nans

Coed Coch Asa

Revel Noonie


Bella Britannia (GB)


Mr Big Cat



Combe (ARG)  (TB)

Guard Band (BRZ)  (TB)




Zool (BRZ)  (TB)

Sarchena (BRZ)  (TB)


Headley Britannia





Alans Bambi


Hazy Blue


Littledale Bright Star is a top SPSS Elite graded sire - a high quality stallion that has done everything from vaulting to showjumping and driving.  He is only 12.2hh but was the first SPSS passported stallion to sire a pony or horse competing in FEI international competitions as his son Prairie Star (x O Malley)  completed the 2* (now 3*) International 3 Day Event at Hartpury in 2012.  Another son, SPSS passported, Catherston Bit of Gold (x Catherston Gold Eagle), was clear in the 1.25m class at the 2015 Keysoe 2* International Showjumping (CSI) competition and he was awarded the SPSS Dancer Medal in 2016 to mark this achievement.  Then he was awarded the 2017 Pony Performance & Breeding Award in recognition of his being the first SPSS passported pony to having sired a pony or horse competing in each of FEI Dressage, Show Jumping and Eventing international competitions as his  SPSS passported son, Beaurepaire Frodo (x Florencio I) made it a “full house” in the Olympic disciplines when he competed in the 2017 Keysoe CDIP.


Littledale Bright Star's sire, Catherston Nightsafe, was leased to Germany for 2 seasons being awarded Lifetime Breeding permission with 2 of his first offspring being Chantre B (National Champion male 2 year old and a succesful stallion in his own right with 9 progeny regsitered with the FEI) & Nightmare (National Champion female 2 year old). His daughter, Catherston Nutsafe was a member of the British Pony Event Team on 5 occasions, winning Team Gold in 2010 and Team Silver in 2008, 2009 & 2015 and being Individually placed 4th, 5th & 6th.

Catherston Nightsafe’s grand sire Bubbly, was National Palomino Champion for 10 years and the sire of Catherston Red Gold who sired Dandy, founder of the famous “D” line of ponies in Germany.


Littledale Bright Star's dam Gwersyllt Town Mouse had a long career as a lead rein then First Ridden pony winning a number of county shows with 3 different riders including 2nd at Ponies UK Championships and 2nd at Hickstead in the First Ridden class.  She was much loved and had impeccable breeding with some of the best Welsh and riding pony bloodlines available.




Bella Britannia (GB) produced Bijou when she was 4 and his full sister, Britannia's Rose the following year.  Backed as a six year old, she competed at 1m BE Arena Eventing and unaffiliated Show Jumping up to 1.20m before going back to stud and is now in foal to Timolin.  Bella is a daughter of the outstanding 15.3hh eventer, Headley Britannia who won the magic trio of Burghley (2006), Badminton (2007) and Kentucky (2009) 3 day events and Olympic Team Silver for Australia (2008 - Beijing/Hong Kong).  Headley Britiannia's sire, Jumbo is legendary as an International Advanced Eventer himself and as well as having been the leading "all time sire" in the British Eventing rankings, he was also ranked in the top ten of the World Breeding Federation for Sport  Horses Eventing Sire Rankings for 7 consecutive years (2008 to 2014). Jumbo is also the sire of: Mr Chunky (Individual & Team Silver at the 2018 World Equestrian Games); Avebury (won Burghley on a record 3 consecutive occasions (2012 -2014)); Headley Kingdom (4* eventer and Bramham 3* winner); Henry Tankerville (4* eventer); Skylight (winner of Young Rider European Team Gold (2008))



Mr Big Cat is a Brazilian born TB who had 8 starts racing then competed at BE from 2010 to 2013, placind 13th at the CIC* at Martinvast in his first season, was 8th at the Fontainebleau (FRA) CCI* and 3rd at BE Intermediate in his second, then was 7th & 15th at the Barroca CIC* and CCI* in 2012.  He then moved to Ireland where he was at stud for a few years before his untimely death.  His older Irish progeny are now starting to compete at show jumping and eventing.



Britannia's Bijou was backed as a 3 year old in 2020 and is already going well under saddle.  He has been seriously impressive loose jumping, showing tremendous scope and fantastic technique.  He has three beautiful paces and a superbly relaxed and trainable temperament.


In 2020, Bijou was awarded Gold in the British Breeding Futurity with the judges' comments including "a beautiful and very well produced young pony with harmonious lines and an excellent walk, giving a hint of what there is yet to come from this lovely prospect for the sport".  He was also awarded a coveted SPSS GOLD Premium.


The team at home rate Britannia’s Bijou very highly and see much of his grand-dam's ability in him.


Bijou will be competing in 4 year old classes in 2021 as well as covering mares.


Offspring/Breeding Advice

In 2020, as a 2 year old, Britiannia's Bijou was presented for SPSS eAssessment and given a provisional SPSS licence for 2020 and 2021 prior to being seen at a full SPSS Grading in mid-late 2021.


Bijou was trained to the dummy in 2020 and his first mare scanned in foal from the first service.  2021 will be his first year at public stud.


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