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GRADING & EVALUATION RESULTS 2017

September 2017 saw the SPSS repeat the last few years' 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

 

In 2018, a record 22 stallions were presented and 18 were accepted. They were seen at 7 public venues which were combined into 3 regions for Championships (Southern, Central (which included Wales) & Northern (which included Scotland). The grading judges at all venues were Hans-Heinrich Brüning (an international judge & breeder of Hanoverian dressage and jumping horses) and SPSS Chairman & Director, Jacke Mathieson (a dressage rider, stallion owner and breeder of competition horses and ponies)

 

The 2017 SPSS Supreme Champion Stallion title was awarded to the Southern Grading Champion, Jo Filmer’s lovely home-bred WPCS Sec B Longhalves Renoir (Lemonshill Falcon x Eyarth Harlequin). Renoir’s sire, who is also owned by Jo, achieved SPSS graded status himself and was the sire of the Youngstock Supreme Champion.

 

The Reserve Supreme Champion Stallion title went to the Northern Stallion Champion WPCS Sec A Butleigh Silver Flyer who was bred by Mr R G Jones is owned by Andrea Harley & Molly Barclay. Both stallions impressed the judges and scored over 80%, as did a further 5 of the stallions, BS Mr President, Expat’s Regimental Colours, Sugar House Targaryen, Derrylough Rocky & Farleaze Lord Prenwyn. All stallions have to achieve 75% in order to pass the assessment and to have 7 stallions achieving more than the 80% threshold shows the quality presented.

 

Mare Gradings

 

Seen on all days and at all venues, a total of 60 mares were assessed by judges Hans-Heinrich Brüning and Jacke Mathieson. All the mares graded with 13 achieving a Head Studbook score of 80% or more. Like the stallions, mares were grouped into regions for Championships then the highest scorer overall became the Supreme Champion.

 

The 2017 SPSS Supreme Champion Mare was Carolyne Allen’s Silken Creme, a 7 year old part-bred Trakehner by Masurenfuerst out of a mare believed to be Connemara. Bred by Ballinteggart Stud in Northern Ireland and ridden by Melissa Joannides, Silken Creme has won 8 BE events (from BE90 to BE100) in 2 seasons and has never been out of the top 10. They have also been successful in British Dressage competitions, consistently winning and scoring over 70%.

 

The 2017 SPSS Reserve Supreme Champion Mare was Jackie Vincent’s German-bred Catherine of Valois (Concetto x Corlando), who was the South & South West Champion mare.

 

 

Youngstock Evaluations

 

2017 saw the third successful SPSS Tour, where we again took our judges to our members, and it was by far the most successful to date. 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 evaluated 112 youngstock for 8 days across England & Wales plus south Scotland.

 

The evaluations were open to all pony and small horse youngstock of any breed, there was no need to be SPSS passported or registered, and entrants were judged on potential as a sports pony (or small horse). Overall, there were 59 foals; 26 yearlings; 18 two year olds and 9 three year olds forward for evaluation and, as in 2015 & 2016, British breeders again presented some truly outstanding youngstock, with 37 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 2017 Supreme Youngstock Champion title was the delightful SPSS passported filly foal, Pippa Drew’s Hammerwood Flamingo (Lemonshill Falcon x Rhondeo) who scored an impressive 84% including a 9.5/10 for her head and neck Described by the judges as a “very correct & athletic pony foal”, Flamingo’s WPCS Section B sire was successfully presented for SPSS stallion grading later the same day. Her dam, Hammerwood Roulette was also bred by Pippa and is a British Warmblood. Flamingo was also the Top Foal, Top Filly and Top Pony.

 

The 2017 Reserve Supreme Youngstock Champion was Caroline Ward’s homebred SPSS passported 2 year old, Poppenhoe Picture Perfect (Bathleyhills Monet x Copilot) who also got an SPSS Gold Premium last year as a yearling and has been a prolific winner in the show ring. His sire, SPSS graded Bathleyhills Monet is a consistent producer of SPSS Gold Premium and Futurity Elite progeny.

 

 

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Photos from our 2017 Gradings & Evaluations can be viewed & purchased from the photographer’s website:

 

Qorum Photos  www.qorum-photos.com

 

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

 

2017 Venues

Supreme Champion Stallion 2017

 Southern Champion Stallion

Longhalves Renoir

Pictured with judges Jacke Mathieson & Hans-Heinrich Brüning

Photo by kind permission of Qorum Photos

 

Supreme Champion Mare 2017

South East Champion Mare

Silken Creme

 Photo by kind permission of Qorum Photos

 

2017 Supreme Youngstock Champion, Top Foal, Top Filly and Top Pony
Hammerwood Flamingo

Photo by kind permission of Qorum Photos

 

 

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Stallions Accepted in 2017

 

Congratulations to the breeders & owners of the stallions that were accepted at the SPSS 2017 Stallion Gradings and have completed the post-grading requirements:

 

2017 Supreme Stallion Champion
Longhalves Renoir  (WPCS B, Lemonshill Falcon x Eyarth Harlequin)
British-bred by his owner Jo Filmer. Score 84.64%

2017 Reserve Supreme Stallion Champion
Butleigh Silver Flyer
(WPCS A, Weston Distinction x Sunwillow Pesaro)
British-bred by Mr R G Jones and owned by Andrea Harley & Molly Barclay. Score 83.04%

 

BS Mr President (FS Mr. Right x Donatelli)
Norwegian-bred by his owner Christine Bjerkan. Score 82.14%
Expat’s Regimental Colors (Ancan True Colors x Whit Akers Sensation)
US-bred by A E Wyland and owned by Scott Mayden . Score 81.67%
Sugar House Targaryen (Langwedh Sunny Jim x Nagano)
British-bred by owner Ruth Mealey. Score 81.54%
Derrylough Rocky (Dooneen Supermatch x Glendine Kestrel)
Irish-bred by Patrick Anthony Heanue and owned by Michael J Pilbeam. Score 81.33%
Farleaze Lord Prenwyn (Machno Carwyn x Pentrefelin Enfys)
British-bred by owner Claire Moreton. Score 81.25%
Barrowby Lord d’Arcy (Drummore Sea Breeze x Woodbrook Cognac)
British-bred by owner Tom McManus. Score 78.66%
Cwrtycapel Copper’s Image (Greigiau Copper Tornador x Hang on Johnny
British-bred by his owner Mr W H Jones. Score 78.33%
Bathleyhills Swift Promise (Bathleyhills Monet x Thursden Vallye Raphael)
British-bred by Penny Walster and owned by Jessie Hopkins & Penny Walster. Score 78.27%
RSC The Ogopogo (Ceulan Calon Lan x Feiner Stern)
British-bred by his owner Roisin Close . Score 77.88%
Woodburys Harlequin (Ferguson Uno x Moelview Mohawk)
British-bred by his owner Patricia Lillington. Score 77.5%
Innellan Condor (Linsfort Barney x Oisin).
British-bred by John Beeley and owned by Tom McManus. Score 77.14%
Lemonshill Falcon (Douthwaite Signwriter x Cottrell Artiste)
British-bred by Mrs M C Gilchrist-Fisher and owned by Jo Filmer. Score 77%
Expat’s Guardian of Seas (Expat’s Commodore JPJones x Expat’s Regimental Colors)
Bred and owned by Scott Mayden. Score 76.61%
Barrowby Royal Rein (Casle Gizmo x Jazz de Vauper)
British-bred by owner Tom McManus. Score 76.15%
Godrics Cryptonite (Caesar 171 x Donnerwetter)
British-bred by owner Beverley Brown. Score 75.76%


An additional stallion that scored 78.26% has yet to complete the post-grading requirements.

 

 

The following stallions have also been accepted as SPSS Licensed during 2017:


Champ of Dance (Can Dance x Dornik B).
German-bred by Hubert Hemmelgarn and owned by Maja Waldhausen
Dance of Joy (FS Don’t Worry x Valentino)
German-bred by Herbert Werth and owned by Rachel Ablett
Darosa d’Amour (Loganlea Irco x Hopelaws Budgerigar)
British-bred by Ms K D Da Rosa and owned by Jodie Shaw
Speyksbosch Diablo (De Goede Ree Now Or Never x Speyksbosch Naturel)
Dutch-bred by W H van Bemmel
Treenhill Aristotle (AH Cheshmak x Afzal (IRE))
British-bred by owner Pemaneh Paddick

 

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

 

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Top Mares at the 2017 SPSS Mare Gradings

 

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

 

South-East England
Champion: Silken Creme (TBF PB, Masurenfuerst x not recorded), bred in Northern Ireland by Helen Troughton and owned by Carolyne Allen
Reserve ChampionDeLaRoche Charming (Hilkens Charismatic x Prins Alfred)
An SPSS registered 3 year old filly. Bred in Wales by Lucy Sheldrake and owned by Nicola Gomm
 

South & South-West England
Champion: Catherine de Valois  (Concetto x Corlando)

An Oldenburg registered 15 year old mare Bred in Germany by Stefan Wachholder & owned by Jackie Vincent
Reserve Champion:  De Primadiva (Bernwode Brokat x Dimaggio)
An SPSS registered 7 year old mare. Bred in England by owner Jane Hoskin

 

South Wales
Champion: Star Attraction (Littledale Bright Star x Phountzi (USA))
An SPSS registered 2 yr old filly, British-bred by her owners John & Dawn Rose
Reserve Champion: Coneybury (Hilkens Charismatic x Don Larino)
An SPSS registered 2 year old filly. Bred in England by owner Adele Hayton

 

North West England & North Wales
Champion: Justin Lagdun (Mossrose Triumphant x Homeward Middlebury)
A BMHS registered 3 year old filly. Bred in England by Rosita Hamar and owned by Sara Jones-Williams
Reserve Champion: Machno Gabrielle (Relmo x Tylan Danny)
A WPCS PB registered 7 year old mare. Bred in Wales by owner Meirion Jones

 

East & Central England
Champion: Bathleyhills Sea Scape (Rembrandt DDH x Gigman Jacana)
A DRP (ZFdP) registered 3 year old filly.  Bred in England by owner Penny Walster
Reserve Champion: Jamesfield Walks Like Rihanna (Wolkenderry x Akinos)
An AES registered 4 year old mare.  Bred in England by owner Felicity Aldridge-Newman

North East England
Champion: Aredis Mystique (Primitive Proposal x Terimon)
An SHB(GB) registered 3 year old filly. Bred in England by owner Stephen Pullan
Reserve Champion: Odalisque (Chiron x Metall)
An SHB(GB) registered 3 year old filly.  Bred in England by owner Denny Russell
 

Scotland
Champion: Espen (Serano Gold x Feiner Stern)
An Oldenburg registered 10 year old mare.  Bred in Germany and owned by Jennie Gilchrist
Reserve Champion: Romanno Destiny (Stanley Grange Regal Heights x Rubinstein)
An NPS registered 3 year old filly . Bred in Scotland by owner Jennie Gilchrist

 

2017 Supreme Mare Champion
Silken Creme
(TBF PB,
Masurenfuerst x not recorded)

2017 Reserve Supreme Mare Champion
Catherine de Valois
(Concetto x Corlando)

 

 

2017 GOLD Premium Youngstock

 

And finally, congratulations to the breeders & owners of the fabulous youngstock who scored 80% or more at one of our 2017 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
 

2017 Supreme Youngstock Champion, Top Foal, Top Filly and Top Pony
Hammerwood Flamingo (SPSS, Lemonshill Falcon x Rhondeo)
A filly foal, British-bred by her owner Pippa Drew

 

Reserve Supreme Youngstock Champion, Top 2 Year Old, Top Colt & Top Small Horse
Poppenhoe Picture Perfect (SPSS, Bathleyhills Monet x Copilot)
A 2 year old colt, British-bred by his owner Caroline Ward

 

Top Yearling
Amden Supreme Golden Dancer (DRP (Weser-Ems), Dating AT x Scampi)
A yearling colt, bred by Andrea Warnke and owned by Niall & Debbie Glennon

 

Top 3 Year Old
Bathleyhills Sea Scape (DRP (ZFdP), Rembrandt DDH x Gigman Jacana)
A 3 year old filly, British-bred by owner Penny Walster
 

Top Gelding
Beaurepaire Flutterby (SHB(GB), Littledale Bright Star x Florencio I)
A 2 year old gelding,British-bred by owner Penelope Makin
 

Other GOLD Premium youngstock:
Abbeyvale Diamonds R Foreva (Arvorek Trojan x Trevallion Gambler)
A WPCS Sec D registered filly foal. British-bred by owner Emma Whitehouse

Abbeyvale True Colours (Dearnevalley Cream Boy x Trevallion Gambler)
A WPCS Sec D registered filly foal. British-bred by owner Emma Whitehouse

Aredis Mystique (Primitive Proposal x Terimon)
An SHB(GB) registered 3 year old filly. British-bred by owner Stephen Pullan

Barrowby Cassanova (Kippure Lancelot x Slaney)
A BCPS registered colt foal. British-bred by owner Tom McManus

Barrowby Horizon (Kippure Lancelot x Tulira Robuck)
A BCPS registered filly foal. British-bred by owner Tom McManus

Barrowby Matchmade (Killour Star x Castle Kizmo)
A BCPS registered filly foal. British-bred by owner Tom McManus

Bathleyhills Mystery Maid (Bathleyhills Vue Parfaite x unrecorded)
A DRP (ZFdP) registered filly foal. British-bred by owner Penny Walster

Bathleyhills Swift Farouche (Wild Child x ThursdenVallye Raphael)
A DRP (ZFdP) registered 2 year old filly. British-bred by owner Penny Walster

Bickley (Bernwode Brokat x Don Larino)
An SPSS registered colt foal. British-bred by owner Adele Hayton

Bromson Distinction (Taraco Fabrizio x Dressman Junior)
An SPSS registered colt foal. British-bred by owner Claire Wyatt
Cleapatra (Strinesdale Matador x Sir Oldenburg)
An SHB(GB) registered filly foal. British-bred by owner Stephanie Fitt
Colliyers C’est La Vie  (Meadowlands Mooncatcher x Colliyers Cameo)
A WPCS Sec B registered filly yearling. British-bred by owner Pauline Clark

Delaroche Charming (Hilkens Charismatic x Prins Alfred)
An SPSS registered 3 year old filly. British-bred by Lucy Sheldrake and owned by Nicola Gomm

Dixie (Deveraux x Trevallion Prince Comet)
An SPSS registered filly foal. British-bred by owner Sara Meringolo
Escada’s Maracanã  (Taraco Fabrizio x Manolito)
An SPSS registered yearling colt. British-bred by owner Julie Croghan
Ghabar Doncorleoni  (Dark Knight 2 x Domburg)
An SPSS registered colt foal. British-bred by owners Mark Darbyshire & Damien Harris

Ghabar Patou  (Fransje x Rowden Last of the Eagles)
An SPSS registered colt foal. British-bred by owners Mark Darbyshire & Damien Harris

Godrics ‘Hermione’  (Godrics Campeggio x Abanos)
A DRP (Weser-Ems) registered filly foal. British-bred by owners Samantha Brown & Annie Perry
Godrics ‘Myrtle’  (LE Chiffre x Bradmore Toy Soldier)
A DRP (Weser-Ems) registered filly foal. British-bred by owners Samantha & Bev Brown

Godrics ‘Potter’  (Danger 36 x Caesar 171)
A DRP (Weser-Ems) registered colt foal. British-bred by owners Samantha & Bev Brown

Justin Lagdun  (Mossrose Triumphant x Homeward Middlebury)
A BMHS registered 3 year old filly British-bred by Rosita Hammar and owned by Sara Jones-Williams
KEH Grand Chaos  (BKS Grand Design x Infinito)
An SPSS registered colt foal. British-bred by owner Kelly Hubble
Menai Masquerade  (Newtonhill Naughty Boy Charlie x Hilin Etifedd)
A WPCS registered 2 year old colt. British-bred by Mr D P Jones and owned by Emily Eva Evans

MM Lady Marmalade  (Chartstürmer WE x Ohio)
A DRP (Weser-Ems) registered filly foal. British-bred by ownerNaomi Maxted-Massey

Morrigan Caradoc (Cwyrtai Remeldo x Sangwyn Flyer)
A WPCS PB registered colt foal. British-bred by owner Sally Harris

Newton Freckle   (Franklin x Master Jophis Mouse)
A DRP(Weser-Ems) registered filly foal. British-bred by owner Lorna Wilson

Odalisque  (Chiron x Metall)
A SHB(GB) registered 3 year old filly.  British-bred by owner Denny Russell

Romanno Pretty Lady  (Boss Junior x Black Boy)
An NPS registered yearling filly.  British-bred by owner Jennie Gilchrist
Star Attraction  (Littledale Bright Star x Phountzi (USA))
An SPSS registered 2 yr old filly.  British-bred by owners John & Dawn Rose
Wellizjemz Candyman  (Waxwing Glimmer x Downland Goldcrest)
A WPCS Sec B registered 2 yr old colt.  British-bred by owner Julie Pellington

Wolken Pleasure  (Wolkenderry x Hattrick)
An AES registered filly foal. British-bred by owner Di Hockin
Wolken von Blitz MPS  (Stanley Grange Regal Heights x Wolkentanz)
An NPS registered 2 yr old colt. British-bred by owner Emily Cuthill
 

 

 

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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