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GRADING RESULTS 2012

 

2012 Mare Champion and SPSS Elite Graded Madam's Miss Maria & Harriette Williams

Photo by kind permission of Julia Shearwood Photography

In 2012, a total of 2 new stallions and 13 new mares have graded into the SPSS studbook.  In addition, a number of stallions graded by European sports pony studbooks have also been accepted as SPSS Stallions

 

The main 2012 grading took place at Bury Farm Equestrian Centre on the 29th September.  The results are given below, with links to each pony's breeding.

   Click here to jump to mare results

   Click here to view stallion results

 

Specialist equestrian photographer Julia Shearwood was attendance at the main grading and the photos are available to view and purchase here.  Please note that NO photographs on the SPSS site may be copied without the express permission of the photographer.

STALLIONS

 

 

The two stallions below passed assessment at the Main Grading in 2012 and were awarded a license for an initial period of 3 years.  Licensed stallions have their performance and/or progeny monitored by the SPSS. The grading judges were Mrs Jennie Loriston-Clarke, Herr Hans-Heinrich Bruening and Mr Geoff Glazzard.

 

The SPSS 2012 Stallion Champion was the 4 year old, WFS Top Red.  Bred in Britain by Yvonne Wood and Sarah Steggall and carrying the prefix WFS for Yvonne's "Wood Family Stud", Top Red is owned by Sarah Steggall and Elaine Coleridge Smith.  Top Red is by the SPSS Elite graded stallion Top Yellow (DRP, Till The Champ (DRP) x Kirby Cane Bugler (Welsh Sec B)) out of the SPSS graded mare Bernwode Poppy Red (SPSS, Pilgrims Red (DRP) x Viktoria's Chirac (DRP)).  Both Top Red's sire and damsire are past German Bundeschampions and Top Yellow also competed Internationally at Dressage.  In his summing up at the presentations, German judge, Hans-Heinrich Bruening said that he considered Top Red to be a "top pony stallion" and also a "prospective international dressage pony".  This view was confirmed when Top Red was also the Champion at following day's Young Dressage Pony Championship.

 

Reserve Champion was the 3 year old, Rosewater Mr Darcy. Another British-bred pony Mr Darcy was bred by Rosewater Stud's mother and daughter team, Sarah Eberle and Lucy Northcott who still own him.  Mr Darcy is by the German sire FS Don't Worry (DRP, Dacapo Doro (DRP) x Golden Dancer (DRP)) out of the SPSS graded Rosewater Manakin (SPSS, Manitu N x Baledon Commanchero).  Mr Darcy had only been backed a few weeks before the grading and the judges made particular comment on his temperament under saddle.  Mr Darcy also has an international dressage stallion in his pedigree, with his damsire being the multiple team medallist, Manitu N

 

For further information about the graded stallions click their name in the list below.  More photos can be viewed and purchased on Julia Shearwood Photography's website.

2012 Stallion Champion - WFS Top Red

Rider - Alice Perry

 

Reserve Champion - Rosewater Mr Darcy

Photos by kind permission of Julia Shearwood Photography

Stallion (Passport by) Score

Result

WFS Top Red (SPSS) 80.7% Licensed - initial number of years to be confirmed
Rosewater Mr Darcy (SPSS) 75.7% Licensed - initial number of years to be confirmed

 

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Champion Stallion

 

Reserve Champion Stallion

WFS Top Red

Bred by Yvonne Wood & Sarah Steggall by Top Yellow out of Bernwode Poppy Red (by Pilgrims Red)

 

Rosewater Mr Darcy

Bred by Sarah Eberle & Lucy Northcott; by FS Don't Worry out of Rosewater Manakin (by Manitu N)

 

Photos by kind permission of Julia Shearwood Photography and must not be copied or put on Facebook

Mares

 

At the main grading, all 13 mares forward graded into one of the SPSS Studbooks depending on grading score, performance record and completeness of pedigree.  The judges were Herr Hans-Heinrich Bruening and Mrs Celia Clarke. 

 

The Mare Champion was the proven International dressage pony Madam's Miss Maria (NWPCS, Woldhoeve's Silco x Wester Aikema's Norbert).  Madam's Miss Maria  was bred in Holland by G P Kapma and then bought by current owners Becky and Hannah Moody as a two year old.  Madam's Miss Maria (known as "Dot") was competed initially by Becky and one of her pupils and then, at the end of 2011, Harriette Williams took over the ride and after some promising results in the UK, they were selected to ride internationally at the Saumur, Moorsele and Compiegne CDI.  Their results at these shows earned them a place on the British dressage team at the 2012 Pony European Championships, a remarkable achievement for a 7 year old pony. To recognise this outstanding achievement, Madam's Miss Maria was awarded the prestigious accolade of Elite and also presented with a SPSS Merit Award and Sash.  Madam's Miss Maria's grading score of 88.85% put her into the Head Studbook and she also became the highest scoring SPSS graded mare to date.

 

The Reserve Champion mare, Bernwode Celeste, also scored well over 85% and went into the Head Studbook.  British-bred by Sarah Steggall, Celeste is by the SPSS Elite sire Caesar 171 (DRP; Condor x  Askan) who was a member of the British Pony Dressage Team that won silver and bronze Pony European Championships medals.  Celeste's damsire, Bernwode Brokat (DRP; Brillant x Diamant II) is another Elite SPSS sire as he too has represented GB internationally as well as being the Futurity Leading Sire of Sports Ponies for 3 consecutive years.  Further back in Celeste's pedigree on her dam's side is the great Swedish warmblood Urbino, who sired two Olympic dressage horses!!

 

Two more mares scored over 80% to go into the Head Studbook. They were the British-bred Bathleyhills Swift (Weser Ems; Casino Royale K x Thursden Vallye Raphael) and Spring Mead Autumn Breeze (Allacher x Strum), who is a British-bred Haflinger. Bathleyhills Swift was bred by her owner, Penny Walster and Spring Mead Autumn Breeze was bred by David Hurst and is owned by Gemma Gale.

 

A Mare-only Grading was also held in April 2012, judged by Celia Clarke and Gemma Robinson.  Six mares were presented and three graded into the Head Studbook while the remaining three went into the Main Studbook.  The highest scoring mare with 82% was Sue Halliday's 150cm KWPN, Carbon Copy (Mooiman x Brelades Ocean Starlight).  Sue Halliday also owned the second highest scoring mare, the NPS registered Colbeach Starlette (Willow Bay Symphony x Wingrove Minkino) and Wadacre Stud's WPCS Sec A, Marsham Tansy (Pontblyddyn Cavalier X Pendock Trapeze) also went into the Head Studbook.

 

For further information about all the graded mares, click their name in the list below.  More photos of the mares presented at the Main Grading can be viewed and purchased on Julia Shearwood Photography's website.

 

Our congratulations to all the successful mare owners and breeders.

 

For further information about the graded mares, click their name in the list below:

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2012 Mare Champion, Madam's Miss Maria and rider Harriette Williams with judge, Hans-Heinrich Bruening

 

2012 Reserve Champion, Bernwode Celeste and rider Alice Perry

 

Photos by kind permission of Julia Shearwood Photography

 

Mare (Passport by)

Score

Studbook

Madam's Miss Maria (NWPCS) 88.85% Head
Bernwode Celeste (SPSS) 86.10% Head
Carbon Copy (KWPN) 82.00% Head
Bathleyhills Swift (Weser Ems) 81.70% Head
Colbeach Starletta (NPS) 81.70% Head
Spring Mead Autumn Breeze (Haflinger GB) 81.15% Head
Marsham Tansy (WPCS Sec A) 80.00% Head
Howen Limeaid II (New Forest) 79.60% Main
Bathleyhills Sea Breeze (Weser Ems) 79.20% Main
Talkland Queen Katalina (BRP) 79.00% Main
Gwauniarll Moria (WPCS Sec A) 77.30% Main
Waterborn Cariad (WPCS Sec C) 77.90% Main
Madam Valentine (TB) 77.30% Main
Bathleyhills First Mystery  (AHS(PB)) 77.10% Prelim (as sire unknown but Main Studbook score)
Whinfell Mrs Tittlemouse (NPS) 76.70% Main
Treacle (HPA) 75.80% Prelim (due to unrecorded breeding but Main Studbook score)
Rohey Sparkling Maydream (WPCS Sec B) 75.00% Main
Sweet Phoniex Star  (Weatherby's ID) 74.60% Prelim (as unknown breeding but Main Studbook score)
Huntons Tufted Tansey (New Forest) 74.20% Main

Champion Mare

Reserve Champion Mare

Madam's Miss Maria

Bernwode Celeste

Photos by kind permission of Julia Shearwood Photography and must not be copied or put on Facebook

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*** FURTHER INFORMATION ON GRADED MARES ***

 

All photos by kind permission of Julia Shearwood Photography and must not be copied or put on Facebook

 

Names are underlined if SPSS Graded

 

MADAM’S MISS MARIA

 

Registered:

NWPCS

Colour:

Bay

Sex:

Mare

Height:

143 cms

Sire:

Woldhoeve’s Silco

Born:

18/04/2005

Dam:

Madam’s Mirella

Damsire:

Wester Aikema’s Norbert

Owner:

R. Moody

Breeder:

G. P. Kapma

Member of 2012 GB Dressage Team at the Pony European Championships ridden by Harriette Williams.  Prior to this, she was backed at 3 then put in foal. Had a filly foal by Caesar 171 in 2009 then started competing in 2010.  Placed 2nd in the 5 year old class at the SPSS Young Dressage Pony Championships.  Won the Novice Restricted Winter Regional Championships in February 2011 ridden by 16 year old Pip Corbett who also rode "Dot" in her first Pony FEI tests. Ridden by Becky Moody, won at Medium Open and was 9th in the Medium Open class at the 2011 National Championships.

       

BERNWODE CELESTE

 

Registered:

SPSS

Colour:

Grey

Sex:

Mare

Height:

147 cms

Sire:

Caesar 171

Born:

31/05/2008

Dam:

Bernwode Birgitta

Damsire:

Bernwode Brokat

Owner:

S Steggall & E Coleridge Smith

Breeder:

Sarah Steggall

Recently backed four year old viewed by her owners as an exciting prospect as she carries some of Europe's most successful German & Swedish bloodlines.  Her sire was bred in Germany and was twice a member of the GB Dressage team at the Pony European Championships, winning team Silver (2000) and Bronze (2002).  Dam is by another German born international dressage pony and her maternal grandsire, the Swedish warmblood, Urbino, sired two Olympic dressage horses.

       

CARBON COPY

 

Registered:

KWPN

Colour:

Bay

Sex:

Mare

Height:

150cms

Sire:

Mooiman

Born:

08/06/2007

Dam:

Edgebrook Top Star

Damsire:

Brelades Ocean Starlight

Owner:

Susan Halliday

Breeder:

Susan Halliday

 

       

BATHLEYHILLS SWIFT

 

Registered:

Weser Ems

Colour:

Buckskin

Sex:

Mare

Height:

142 cms

Sire:

Casino Royale K

Born:

12/05/2009

Dam:

Bathleyhills Sea Swift

Damsire:

Thursden Vallye Raphael

Owner:

Penny Walster

Breeder:

Penny Walster

Known as "Audrey", she gained a foal premium when inspected by the Weser Ems studbook and also gained two 1st Premiums at the BEF Futurity Evaluations and was Reserve Champions Sports Pony at the National Foal of the Year show.  Her dam is SPSS graded and her sire is a double German Bundeschampion.

       

COLBEACH STARLETTA

 

Registered:

BRP

Colour:

Bay

Sex:

Mare

Height:

13hh

Sire:

Willow Bay Symphony

Born:

01/01/1995

Dam:

Pendley Starlight

Damsire:

Wingrove Minkino

Owner:

Susan Halliday

Breeder:

Mrs S R O White

 

       

SPRING MEAD AUTUMN BREEZE

Registered:

Haflinger GB

Colour:

Palomino

Sex:

Mare

Height:

147 cms

Sire:

Allacher

Born:

10/05/2008

Dam:

Astrid Van Offenbeek

Damsire:

Strum

Owner:

Gemma Gale

Breeder:

David Hurst
Graded Elite by the Haflinger Society in 2011 then in 2012 took the title of in-hand champion at the National Haflinger Breed Show as well as being Best British-bred, Best Haflinger Mare and Reserve Supreme Champion.  She also placed 6th in first national intermediate jumping class out of 25 competitors.
       

MARSHAM TANSY

Registered:

WPCS Sec A

Colour:

Dun

Sex:

Mare

Height:

122 cms

Sire:

Pontblyddyn Cavalier

Born:

19/05/2003

Dam:

Escley Teresa

Damsire:

Pendock Trapeze

Owner:

Jeanette Matthews-Griffiths

Breeder:

B Marsh
 
       

HOWEN LIMEAID II

   

Registered:

New Forest

Colour:

Bay

Sex:

Mare

Height:

140 cms

Sire:

Farriers Rambler

Born:

2006

Dam:

Howen Limeaid

Damsire:

Crabbswood Zanussi

Owner:

Amanda Blackshaw

Breeder:

James Winter
Foal by: FS Champion de Luxe    

A fully registered New Forest pony from winning lines, she was backed and ridden away aged four, before being bought by her current owner, who hopes to breed pony foals with quality for the dressage market.  Her first foal has not disappointed and she is confirmed in foal to Carmel FH (due Spring 2013).

       

BATHLEYHILLS SEA BREEZE

 

Registered:

Weser Ems

Colour:

Buckskin

Sex:

Mare

Height:

142cms

Sire:

Casino Royale K

Born:

01/06/2009

Dam:

Loveden Sea Swallow

Damsire:

Gigman Jacana

Owner:

Penny Walster

Breeder:

Penny Walster

"Gladys" gained a foal premium when inspected by the Weser Ems, then a Higher First Premium from the BEF Futurity evaluation in 2011.  Out of a SPSS graded mare who was the BEF Leading Sports Pony Dam in 2011 and her sire is a double Bundeschampion.  In foal to the SPSS stallion Thistledown Copper Lustre for 2013.

       

TALKLAND QUEEN KATALINA

 

Registered:

BRP

Colour:

Bay

Sex:

Mare

Height:

135cms

Sire:

Crystal King

Born:

05/05/2004

Dam:

Meneth Lady Annabella

Damsire:

Barkway Overture

Owner:

Wadacre Stud

Breeder:

Mrs K Broad

 

       

GWAUNIARLL MORIA

 

Registered:

WPCS Sec A

Colour:

Palomino

Sex:

Mare

Height:

 

Sire:

Springbourne Gwener

Born:

08/05/1997

Dam:

Gwauniarll Jodie

Damsire:

Maesbrook Hyderus

Owner:

Wadacre Stud

Breeder:

D G Bowden

 

       

WATERBORN CARIAD

   

Registered:

WPCS Sec C

Colour:

Liver Chestnut

Sex:

Mare

Height:

133 cms

Sire:

Machno Carwyn

Born:

11/06/2008

Dam:

Sharron

Damsire:

Poundy Brenin

Owner:

Sarah Harris

Breeder:

Sarah Harris

A recently backed 4 year old with an outstanding jumping pedigree.  Her dam is a SPSS Graded mare with a successful jumping record and her sire a  double Gold medal winning Pony  European Jumping Champion.

       

MADAM VALENTINE

 

Registered:

Weatherbys (GSB)

Colour:

Chestnut

Sex:

Mare

Height:

158cm

Sire:

Primo Valentine (IRE)

Born:

28/03/2003

Dam:

Madam Bold

Damsire:

Never So Bold

Owner:

Wadacre Stud

Breeder:

T J & Mrs Heywood

 

       

BATHLEYHILLS FIRST MYSTERY

 

Registered:

AHS (PB)

Colour:

Dark Bay

Sex:

Mare

Height:

153 cms

Sire:

Unknown

Born:

02/07/2009

Dam:

First Lady

Damsire:

Maraday Mystic Morn

Owner:

Penny Walster

Breeder:

Penny Walster

Her dam is a part bred Arab mare who jumped unaffiliated before becoming a SPSS graded broodmare producing 1st Premium foals at the BEF Futurity evaluations.  Her sire unfortunately passed away ungraded very young, so could not be recorded on her pedigree.  In foal to SPSS graded stallion, Bathleyhills Monet.

       

WHINFELL MRS TITTLEMOUSE

 

Registered:

NPS

Colour:

Bay

Sex:

Mare

Height:

128 cms

Sire:

Sandbourne Royal Ensign

Born:

09/04/1992

Dam:

Bradmore Nutkin

Damsire:

breeding not recorded

Owner:

S Morton & J Sexton

Breeder:

J Clark
Foal by: Bernwode Brokat (SPSS Elite)
She has produced 5 quality foals by different stallions and her progeny include county show winners who are currently competing in dressage and a scurry driving pony.  Her most recent two foals have gained a First and a Higher First Premium at the BEF Futurity Evaluations
       

TREACLE

   

Registered:

HPA

Colour:

Palomino

Sex:

Mare

Height:

138 cms

Sire:

Unrecorded

Born:

2000

Dam:

Unrecorded

Damsire:

Unrecorded

Owner:

Sandra Windus

Breeder:

Unknown
Foal by: Bernwode Brokat (SPSS Elite)

Among her many wins, she has been Champion & Supreme Champion in Working Hunter and Riding Pony classes a finalist in the Marriages Pony Club Pony of the Year, Showjumped up to 3'9" and competed in Pony Club teams, dressage, Hunter Trials and ODEs.  In the National Finals of the Oliver Townend Eventers' Challenge Championships, she was paced in the first six in all of her four classes.  Her filly foal at foot was awarded a High First Premium at the 2012 Futurity Evaluations.

       

ROHEY SPARKLING MAYDREAM

 

Registered:

WPCS Sec B

Colour:

Bay

Sex:

Mare

Height:

130 c, breeding unknownms

Sire:

Wian Mab Spruce

Born:

31/05/1997

Dam:

Balfour Caren

Damsire:

Thornwood Royalist

Owner:

Penny Walster

Breeder:

P. T. Edwards
Known as "Doris", her sire is a Welsh medal winner. She has had numerous foals and they have qualified for HOYS and the Royal International Horse Show, have won numerous Championships up to County level and competed in SJ, XC and Dressage to Championship level. All are fabulous children's ponies.  In foal to Bathleyhills Monet for 2013.
   

SWEET PHONIEX STAR

 

Registered:

Weatherbys (ID)

Colour:

Dark Bay

Sex:

Mare

Height:

148 cms

Sire:

Unknown

Born:

1994

Dam:

Unknown

Damsire:

Unknown

Owner:

S. J. Hunter

Breeder:

Unknown
Foal by:: Lecarrow King    

Known as "Pickles" she has jumped up to pony European Trials level in the past although she has not jumped for the last 8 years.  Had a stunning colt by an Irish Draft stallion last year and with a filly foal by a Connemara at foot.

       

HUNTONS TUFTED TANSEY

 

Registered:

New Forest

Colour:

Black

Sex:

Mare

Height:

140 cms

Sire:

Farriers Finger Print

Born:

21/05/2009

Dam:

Wellhouse Candy Tuft

Damsire:

Wayland Cranberry

Owner:

Victoria Hunton

Breeder:

Victoria Hunton

Her sire has New Forest Pony Society Level 2 Dressage Grading and has qualified for Olympia twice as well as being the first New Forest Pony to win over all there.  Her damsire has New Forest Pony Society Level 3 Dressage and Level 2 Jumping Gradings and has qualified for Olympia three times as well as being the sire of many successful stallions including the SPSS Graded Wayland Loganberry.

       

 Photos by kind permission of Julia Shearwood Photography and must not be copied or put on Facebook

 

 

*** FURTHER INFORMATION ON GRADED STALLIONS ***

 

All photos by kind permission of Julia Shearwood Photography and must not be copied or put on Facebook

 

Names are underlined if SPSS Graded

 

WFS TOP RED

 

Registered:

SPSS

Colour:

Chestnut

Sex:

Stallion

Height

145 cms

Sire:

Top Yellow

Born:

18/06/2008

Dam:

Bernwode Poppy Red

Damsire:

Pilgrims Red

Owner:

S. Steggall & E. Coleridge Smith

Breeder:

Y. Wood & S Steggall

Backed as a 3 year old and produced slowly, Top Red did his first dressage competition in August 2012 when he placed 2nd and 3rd in his two Novice classes.  Known as "Junior" he has impeccable breeding with his sire having won the German Bundeschampionat as both a 3 and 4 year old and was Champion at his licensing before going on to compete internationally for Belgium.  Junior's damsire is another Bundeschampion and licensing Champion while his maternal granddam, the SPSS Elite graded Bernwode Dorina, is also the dam of the graded stallion Brinkum's Helmut who competed for Ireland at the 2010 Pony European Dressage Championships. 

       

ROSEWATER MR DARCY

 

Registered:

SPSS

Colour:

Dun

Sex:

Stallion

Height:

147 cms

Sire:

FS Don’t Worry

Born:

25/05/2009

Dam:

Rosewater Manakin

Damsire:

Manitu N

Owner:

S Eberle & L Northcott

Breeder:

S Eberle & L Northcott

Mr Darcy is by the well known German pony stallion FS Don't Worry who has successful progeny in dressage, jumping & driving.  His dam was BD Pony Breeding Champion as a yearling and then the Three Year Old BEF Futurity Champion. His damsire won 3 Team Silver and 6 Team Bronze medals at the Pony European Dressage Championships.  Mr Darcy's education only started in May when he did a couple of weeks of lunging and was sat on while on the lunge.  He then had a break until 5 weeks before the grading.  With only a round pen at home, his work consisted of a weekly trip to trainer Matt Hicks's yard for the last four weeks, being lunged once a week and ridden in the round pen twice a week but he still impressed the grading judges with his ridden work.

       
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Key

 

AES = Anglo European Studbook

ApHC = Appaloosa Horse Club

BApS = British Appaloosa Society

BCS = Bristsh Conemmara Society

BHD = British Horse Database

BRP = British Riding Pony

BSPA = British Skewbald and Piebald Association

BWBS = British Warmblood Society

BWP = Belgian Warmblood

CHAPS = Coloured Horse & Pony Society

Conn = Connemara

D-Old = Danish Oldenburg

GRP = German Riding Pony

GSB = General Studbook (ie TB)

Hann = Hanoverian

HPA = Horse Passport Agency

ID = Irish Draft

KWPN = Koninklijk Warmbloed Paardenstamboek Nederland

NF = New Forest

NPA =Nederlands Pony met Arabisch bloed

NRPS = Nederlands Rijpaarden en Pony Stamboek

NWPCS = Nederlands Welsh Pony & Cob Stamboek

OLD = Oldenburg

PB = Part Bred

PHS = The Pleasure Horse Society

SHAPS = Spotted Horse and Pony Society

SHB (GB) = Sport Horse Breeding (Great Britain)

SPSS = Sports Pony Studbook Society

TB = Thoroughbred

TRAK = Trakhener

W'BYS = Weatherbys

WBS-UK = Warmblood Breeders Studbook - UK

WPCS = Welsh Pony & Cob Society

XX = Thoroughbred

 

 

 

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