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** SPSS Grading & Youngstock Evaluation Tour 2017 **

at each venue there will be a Regional Mare Grading

followed by Youngstock Evaluations for filly, colt & gelding foals, yearlings and 2 year olds plus 3 year old geldings and fillies

At selected venues, we will also be grading stallions (shown by red star on map)




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Note that members (as at 1st July 2017) get Ł5 off every grading entry if they enter and pay by 1st August

2017 Grading & Evaluation Tour Locations

(a red star indicates inclusion of stallion grading at that venue)


8th September

South East

Toat Sport Horses, Old Helyers Farm, Kirdford Road, Wisborough Green, Billingshurst, West Sussex RH14 0DD


9th September

South (including Stallion Grading)

Catherston Stud, Croft Farm Over Wallop Stockbridge Hampshire SO20 8HX


10th September (am)


South West 

Newton Stud, Zeal Monachorum, Devon EX17 6LL (am)

Fairlight Stud, New Farm, Clevedon Lane, Clapton-in-Gordano, N Somerset, BS20 7RJ (pm)


11th September

South Wales

Triley Fields EC, Upper Triley Farm, Llantilio Pertholey, Abergavenny NP7 8DF


12th September (am)

Central (including Stallion Grading)

Bromson Stud, Bromson Hall Farm Stables, Ashorne, Warwick CV35 9AB



Maxted Massey Stud, Queenholme Way, Sponge Drove, Willingham, Cambridge CB24 5JN


13th September (am)

North West (including Stallion Grading)

Sugar House Stud, Delamere Manor, Cuddington Lane, Cuddington, Cheshire CW8 2TE


North Wales (including Stallion Grading)

Celt n Gael, Rhandir, Tyn Lon, Holyhead, Anglesey LL65 3DJ


14th September

North East (including Stallion Grading)

Leamside Equestrian, Leamside, Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne and Wear DH4 6QJ


15th September

Scotland (including Stallion Grading)

Sidewood Dressage, Lanarkshire, Scotland ML11 8ET


Judges:  Hans-Heinrich Brüning & Jacke Mathieson (all gradings & evaluations) plus Geoff Glazzard (stallion gradings & to be confirmed)



Other 2017 Dates



Friday 6th January at 5.300m at the De Vere Horwood Estate in Buckinghamshire.


British Breeders Dinner

Saturday 14th January at The Grange City Hotel, London.


Pony European Championships

25-30 July at Kaposvár, Hungary - more info and timetable here


Baileys Horse Feeds/BEF Futurity Young Horse Evaluations

For 2017 dates/venues and latest information see the BEF Futurity website here


British Dressage Young Dressage Pony Championships

Back again in 2017 and being run by British Dressage  - check their website and rule book for latest info but as at 20/01/17 the qualifiers are:


Quainton Bucks 8 Apr
Manor Grange W Yorks 21 May
Wellington Hants 8 Jun
Rockrose East Lothian 10 Jun
Kingswood Staffs 13 Jun
Sheepgate Lincs 18 Jun
Championship Hartpury Festival of Dressage 9 Jul


There are separate sections for 4, 5 and 6 year old ponies (who must not exceed 149cm). Ponies will be seen in pairs at the qualifiers and will ride a commanded test (4 & 5 year old route plan, 6 year old route plan).  Then the top 6 ponies will return to the arena for final judging.  The top 3 ponies (provided they score 7.0 or more) will qualify for the final where they will be judged on their performance in a test (tests to be confirmed by BD).






SPSS Mare Grading and Foal Evaluation in progress











For more information and results from past SPSS and other pony events, please click on the year in the table below:




SPSS Gradings 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
SPSS In-Hand Evaluations 2016 2015 - - - 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006    
Young Dressage Pony   - - 2013 2012 2011 2010            
Young Jumping Pony - - - - 2012 2011 2010            
Young Eventing Pony - - - 2013 2012 2011              
Pony European Championships   2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010            
BEF Futurity     2014   2012 2011 2010     2007 2006    



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Studbook Office:   The Last House, Keysoe Row West, Keysoe, Bedfordshire MK44 2JJ

Tel: 07703 566066    Email: 

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