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GRADING & EVALUATION RESULTS 2016

September 2016 saw the SPSS repeat 2015’s successful initiative of taking our judges to our members, rather than expecting our members to come to us as in previous years. So, Hans-Heinrich Brüning (an international judge & breeder of Hanoverian dressage and jumping horses) flew in from Germany to join SPSS Chairman & Director, Jacke Mathieson (a dressage rider, stallion owner and breeder of competition horses and ponies) and together they judged more than 100 gradings and evaluations over 7 days at locations from South England to West Wales to South Scotland.

 

Stallion Gradings

 

For the first time for 8 years, there were two Stallion Gradings days and judging at both were Hans-Heinrich Brüning, Geoff Glazzard (competition horse breeder and former international showjumper) and Jacke Mathieson. At the first, which was in central England, six of the nine stallions forward were accepted then on the second day, in Scotland, all four of the stallions presented were accepted. The 2016 SPSS Supreme Champion Stallion title was awarded to the Scottish Grading Champion, Myles Lindsay-Brown’s lovely 9 year old Irish-bred Connemara Josie Jump (Currachmore Cashel x Moy Johnny’s Pride), who had previously showjumped in Ireland and, just 2 weeks before the grading, competed in the BSPS Mountain & Moorland Working Hunter Pony of the Year Championships at Horse of the Year Show. Then Reserve Supreme Champion was the Central Stallion Grading Champion, another lovely Irish-bred Connemara, Kippure Lancelot (Frederiksminde Hazy Merlin x Thunder Bay) who is owned by Tom McManus of Barrowby Connemaras. Both of these stallions impressed the judges and scored over 80%.

 

Mare Gradings

 

Seven days of mare grading in 2016 saw over 40 magnificent mares presented in front of our experienced judges and, to everyone’s delight, all were accepted into one of the SPSS Mare Studbooks and twelve of them scored 80% or more to go into the Head Studbook. With one Mare Grading Champion title for each day of grading, it was the Welsh Champion, 5 year old Donatella-Kick (Clausholm Donatello x Attention) who edged ahead to be declared as the 2016 Supreme Champion Mare. Donatella-Kick is Danish-bred pony with a Welsh Section A sire and a Danish Warmblood dam and she was imported into the UK by her owner Amanda Castle in 2015 as a foundation mare for breeding sports ponies.

 

The Reserve Supreme Champion mare was the first Champion of the week, the 10 year old German Riding Pony Jerry Lee Ut Deuten (Rocketti x Holsteins Jaimie). A foal champion in Germany, Jerry Lee has been competing in British Dressage competitions since 2012 and was awarded 9/10 for her flatwork, ridden by her 12 year old owner, Holly James, who bought her a few months earlier as a schoolmistress.

Although both the Supreme and Reserve Supreme Champion mares were born outside the UK, they have strong links back to British breeding with both being over 40% Welsh. However, the remaining Head Studbook mares were all British-bred and had a range of passports including SPSS, Welsh, Connemara and Arab.

 

Youngstock Evaluations

 

As in 2015, British breeders again presented some truly outstanding youngstock, with 18 of them impressing the judges with their athleticism, elastic gaits and modern sports type so that they scored 80% or higher and were awarded a coveted SPSS GOLD premium.

 

Best of the best and awarded the 2016 Supreme Youngstock Champion title was the delightful SPSS passported filly foal, Jo Sholl-Evans’ Fairlight Rhiannon (Jonkers Metyo x Orchard Limb-Lopper) who scored an impressive 83.5% including four scores of 9/10. Described by the judges as “a stunning, elegant sport pony foal” and a “dancing princess”, both Fairlight Rhiannon’s sire & dam are Dutch-bred, SPSS graded part-bred Welsh ponies, making her over 25% Welsh. Rhiannon was also the Top Foal, Top Filly and Top Pony.

 

The Reserve Supreme Youngstock Champion was another high percentage Welsh filly foal – Penny Walster’s Bathleyhills Mystery Lady (Langwedh Sunny Jim x unrecorded). With Langwedh Sunny Jim (Kalevan Mystic Pride x Ernford Bonanza) grading as Reserve Champion Stallion at the Central Stallion Grading the following day, Mystery Lady also has 2 SPSS graded parents as her dam was graded by the SPSS in 2012. Overall, 3 of the Gold Premium youngstock were sired by Bathleyhills Stud’s Sunny Jim and a further 3 by another of their SPSS graded stallions, Bathleyhills Monet (Casino Royale K x Matcho).

 

Of the youngstock awarded Gold Premiums – and the evaluations were entirely open, so there was no requirement for any SPSS connection in the breeding – two thirds of them had an SPSS graded sire – so once again, success (at grading) is linked to success (at evaluation). Another interesting fact about these, the best of the 60 plus youngstock seen, is that, although their sires and dams are of a variety of breeds (including Arab, German Riding Pony, Welsh, warmblood horse and, of course, SPSS) and two thirds have at least one parent with a sports pony or warmblood passport, actually 60% of them have more than 25% Welsh blood (including two pure bred Welsh) and, of the remainder, only one has no Welsh ancestry at all!

 

   Click here to jump to more about the successful stallions

 

   Click here to jump to more about the top mares

 

   Click here to jump to more about the Gold Premium Youngstock

 

  

Photos from our 2016 Gradings & Evaluations can be viewed & purchased from the appropriate photographer’s website:

 

South East
Craig Payne -
www.craigpayne.co.uk
South West, Wales, North West & Scotland
Qorum Photos 
www.qorum-photos.com

East Anglia & Central

Julia Shearwood Photography - www.equestrianphotography.co.uk

 

Please note that NO photographs on the SPSS site may be copied without the express permission of the photographer.

 

Supreme Champion Stallion 2016

 Scotland Champion Stallion

Josie Jump

Pictured with Jacke Mathieson, Katie Lindsay-Brown, Geoff Glazzard & Hans-Heinrich Brüning

Photo by kind permission of Qorum Photos

Reserve Supreme Champion Stallion 2016

 Central Champion Stallion

Kippure Lancelot

Photo by kind permission of Julia Shearwood

 

 

Supreme Champion Mare 2016

Wales Champion Mare

Donatella-Kick

Ridden by owner Amanda Castle

 Photo by kind permission of Qorum Photos

Reserve Supreme Champion Mare 2016

South East Champion Mare

Jerry Lee Ut Deuten

Ridden by owner Holly James

Photo by kind permission of Craig Payne

 

 

2016 Supreme Youngstock Champion, Top Foal, Top Filly and Top Pony
Fairlight Rhiannon

Photo by kind permission of Qorum Photos

 

 

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Stallions Accepted in 2016

 

Scotland Reserve Champion Stallion Killaspic Ross CPBS, Coral Ross x Robin Hood Bred in Ireland and owned by Tom McManus

 

Congratulations to the breeders & owners of the stallions that were accepted at the SPSS 2016 Stallion Gradings and have completed the post-grading requirements:

 

Central:

Champion: Kippure Lancelot (CPBS, Frederiksminde Hazy Merlin x Thunder Bay), bred in Ireland and owned by Tom McManus.  Scored 81.67%
Reserve Champion: Langwedh Sunny Jim (WPCS B, Kalevan Mystic Pride x Ernford Bonanza), bred in England by Miss N D Budd and owned by Penny Walster. Scored 78.84%
Hulst Mando (NWPCS, Leuns Veld's Winston x Aester El Nino), bred in the Netherlands and owned by Mark Darbyshire & Damien Harris.  Scored 78.46%
Killour Star (CPBS, Dooneen Supermatch x Slaney), bred in Ireland and owned by Tom McManus. Scored 78.39%
Prometheus (SPSS, Romulus x unknown), bred in East Sussex, bred in England by his owners Annabel Blake & Charles Wise. Scored 77.5%
Walden Sir Jasper (WPCS D, Hendrewen Deryn x Bolgoed (S) Juggler), bred in England by Mrs V M Mash and owned by Sarah Seaman. Scored 77.1%

Scotland:

Champion: Josie Jump (CPBS, Currachmore Cashel x Moy Johnny’s Pride), bred in Ireland and owned by Myles Lindsay-Brown. Scored 82.12%
Reserve Champion: Killaspic Ross (CPBS, Coral Ross x Robin Hood), bred in Ireland and owned by Tom McManus.  Scored 81.15%
Brando SD (SSH, Hilkens Black Delight x Voyage), bred in Scotland by his owner Debbie Bridges. Scored 79.29%
Solaris Jakalino SSH (WPCS PB, Kambarbay x Cui Admiral), bred in Scotland by Rosalyn Serex and owned by Solaris Sport Horses Ltd. Scored 78.85%

2016 Supreme Stallion Champion
Josie Jump
(CPBS, Currachmore Cashel x Moy Johnny’s Pride)

2016 Reserve Supreme Stallion Champion
Kippure Lancelot
(CPBS, Frederiksminde Hazy Merlin x Thunder Bay)

The following stallions have also been accepted as SPSS Licensed during 2016:

RFS Socrates (DRP, Sarkozy x Rudgeway Charming Prince), bred in England by his owner Jo Wright
Rushiefauld Havanna (WPCS A, Tullibardine Turbo Charge x Tullibardine Bonheddwr), bred in Scotland by Mrs L E Shaw and owned by Debbie Maas
Scholland Royale Connection (SSH, Casino Royale K x Tullibardine Bonheddwr), bred in Scotland by his owner Debbie Maas
Wian Master Darron (WPCS B, Downland Wayfarer x Mynach Flower Power), bred in Wales by Mr R Williams & Miss E Thomas and owned by Hugh Paterson
Woodlander Sir Gorgeous (WBS-UK, Santana x Synod Rum Punch), bred in England by Lynne Crowden and owned by Claire Wyatt

Our congratulations to the owners and breeders of all the successful stallions

 

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Top Mares at the 2016 SPSS Mare Gradings

 

And again, congratulations to the breeders & owners of our Regional Champion and Reserve Champion Mares:

 

South-East England
Champion: Jerry Lee Ut Deuten (DRP, Rocketti x Falcon (Rosedale Falcon)), bred in Germany and owned by Holly James
Reserve Champion: Bathleyhills Dressed Up (AHS PB, Bathleyhills Monet x Dressman Junior), bred in England by Penny Walster and owned by Pippa Drew

 

South-West England
Champion: Strawberryfields Prime Spirit (WPCS B, Rhesfair Brennin Aur x Eeabrook Democrat), bred in England by her owner Claire Rafferty
Reserve Champion: Fairfax C (OLD, Sir Oldenburg x Arpeggio), bred in England by Dinah Webb-Bowen and owned by Stephanie Fitt (subject to confirmation of height)

 

Wales
Champion: Donatella-Kick (DK Welsh PB, Clausholm Donatello x Attention), bred in Denmark and owned by Amanda Castle
Reserve Champion: Kiesha (AHS, Psynergy x Balenina), bred in England by Mrs C A Blyth and owned by Damien Harris & Mark Darbyshire

 

North England
Champion: Antsar Double Delight (WPCS PB, FS Dr Watson x Pickmere Kismet), bred in England by Hazel Cornes and owned by Joanne Titterton
Reserve Champion: Landslow Daisy May (BCPS, Ardbear Spirit x Ballymore Luciano), bred in England by her owner Barbara Bagshaw

 

Eastern England
Champion: Bathleyhills Luna Eclipse (SPSS, Classic’s Charmeur x Joldis Charmant), bred in England by Emma-Jane Middlehurst and owned by Penny Walster
Reserve Champion: Maeldune Lucinda (BCPS, Silverfox Oisin x Moy Hazy Cove), bred in England by her owner Claire Thurlow

Central England
Champion: Dyffryngwy Her Majesty (WPCS D, Danaway De Niro x Egoes Rhamant), bred in Wales by Miss G Griffiths and owned by Annie Plastow
Reserve Champion: Ashgrove Robbena (WPCS C, Fronarth Robben x Gweunydd Tywysog), bred in England by Mrs M F Jackson-Edwards and owned by Rebecca Hutchinson

 

Scotland
Champion: Eastlands Rashiebrae (BCPS, Lockinge Frederick x Whitwell Cockade), bred in Scotland by her owner Diana Staveley
Reserve Champion: Scholland Black Magic (SSH, Rushiefauld Havanna x unknown), bred in Scotland by her owner Debbie Maas

2016 Supreme Mare Champion
Donatella-Kick
(DK Welsh PB, Clausholm Donatello x Anika-Kick)

2016 Reserve Supreme Mare Champion
Jerry Lee Ut Deuten
(DRP, Rocketti x Holsteins Jaimie)

 

 

2016 GOLD Premium Youngstock

 

And finally, congratulations to the breeders & owners of the fabulous youngstock who scored 80% or more at one of our 2016 evaluations and received a coveted GOLD PREMIUM. After the evaluations were completed the following titles were decided based on the score received with the judges adjudicating if there was a draw:

 

2016 Supreme Youngstock Champion, Top Foal, Top Filly and Top Pony
Fairlight Rhiannon (SPSS, Jonkers Metyo x Orchard Limb-Lopper), a filly foal, British-bred & owned by Jo Sholl-Evans
 

Reserve Supreme Youngstock Champion and Top Small Horse
Bathleyhills Mystery Lady (ZfdP, Langwedh Sunny Jim x unknown), a filly foal, British-bred & owned by Penny Walster
 

Top Yearling and Top Colt
Sugarhouse Taragyen (WBS-UK, Langwedh Sunny Jim x Nagano), a yearling colt, British-bred & owned by Ruth Mealey
 

Top 2 Year Old
Bathleyhills Luna Eclipse (SPSS, Classic’s Charmeur x Joldis Charmant), a 2 year old filly, British-bred by Emma-Jane Middlehurst and owned by Penny Walster


Top 3 Year Old
Ashgrove Robbena (WPCS C / SPSS, Fronarth Robben x Gweunydd Tywysog), a 3 year old filly, British-bred Mrs M F Jackson-Edwards and owned by Rebecca Hutchinson
 

Top Gelding
Tamasha Golden Ghost (WPCS, Bathleyhills Monet x Langwedh Sunny Jim), a yearling gelding, British-bred & owned by Vicky Leggett
 

Other GOLD Premium youngstock:
Abbeyvale Autumn Gold (WPCS D, Dearnevalley Creamboy x Trevallion Gambler), a colt foal, British-bred & owned by Emma Whitehouse
Aberaeron Santillana Valentina (WPCS PB / SPSS, Palousa San Sebastian x Lyfni Hebog), a 2 year old filly, British-bred & owned by Johanna Shaw-Evans
Bathleyhills Dressed Up (AHS PB / SPSS, Bathleyhills Monet x Dressman Junior), a 3 year old filly, British-bred by Penny Walster and owned by Pippa Drew
Bathleyhills Sea Empress (ZFdP, Godrics Campeggio x Gigman Jacana), a filly foal, British-bred & owned by Penny Walster
Brynseren the Highwayman (WPCS PB, Dolebolion Outlaw x Lahib (USA)), a colt foal, British-bred and owned by Serena James
Delaroche Sun Prince (SPSS, Langwedh Sunny Jim x Prins Alfred), a colt foal, British-bred & owned by Lucy Sheldrake
Fairlight Mercury (SPSS, Sir Shutterfly x Nirvana), a colt foal, British-bred & owned by Jo Sholl-Evans
Ghabar Flagship (SPSS, Hopgarden Hanky Panky x Psynergy), a colt foal, British-bred & owned by Damien Harris & Mark Darbyshire
Henessy Vivacious Vesper (KNN, LE Chiffre x De Niro), a filly foal, British-bred & owned by Vicky Thomson-Carr
Monarch’s Way Delight (OLD, Land Star x Concetto), a filly foal, British-bred & owned by Jacqueline Vincent
Popenhoe Perfect Picture (SPSS, Bathleyhills Monet x Copilot), a yearling colt, British-bred & owned by Caroline Ward
Welsh Melody (WPCS PB / SPSS, Woodlander Wales x Night Owl), a filly foal, British-bred & owned by Ann Williams

 

 

SPSS Mare Grading and Foal Evaluation in progress

 

Key

 

AES = Anglo European Studbook

ApHC = Appaloosa Horse Club

BApS = British Appaloosa Society

BCPS = British Connemara Pony 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

CPBS = Connemara Pony Breeders Society

D-Old = Danish Oldenburg

DRP = Deutsche Reitpony

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

PZHK = Polski Zwiazek Hodowcow Koni

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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