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2010 BEF FUTURITY

 

At the 2010 Baileys Horse Feeds / British Equestrian Federation Futurity Scheme there were a total of 800 entrants, of which 74 were entered as Sports Ponies.  This year, for the first time, pony youngstock were evaluated in the same discipline groups as horses at each venue so ponies bred to be 148cm or under at maturity with at least one parent under 148cm were annotated as a Sports Pony.  Indeed, on an amazing 13 occasions, the highest scorer in a section was a Sports Pony! So, in these 13 cases, the sports pony beat all horse youngsters in the same age group and discipline at the venue concerned.  These successful ponies are listed below.

 

The results for all Sports Ponies across all venues are consolidated here.  SPSS Registered ponies are shown in bold type.

 

The top scoring ponies across all venues, as well as the top scoring pony sires and dams are listed below.  In addition, the consolidated scores for those SPSS graded stallions producing horse offspring, including information about their progeny is given here.

 

 

Premium Definitions given here

Elite Ponies 

 High Scorers

Top scorers by age

Top scorers by discipline
Top Pony Sires 2010   Top Pony Dams  2010
Top SPSS graded sires 2010

Elite Ponies.  The SPSS is delighted that the 3 Elite scoring ponies are all either by an SPSS graded stallion or out of a SPSS Graded mare.  An Elite score is only awarded if the judges consider that the horse or pony has the potential and outlook to perform well at International level - this year, across all entrants and disciplines, less than 5% were awarded an Elite Premium.  The 2010 Elite Ponies are:

 

SOS What Apricot Wants - Score 9.07 - SPSS; Palomino Filly, 30-Apr-2010. Sire: SOS Kantje's Unicolor (SPSS); Dam: SOS Promiscous (SSH); DamSire: Proset (SHB(GB)). Owner: Georgia Stokes. Breeder: Georgia Stokes

 

Bathleyhills Monet - Score 9.04 - Weser Ems/SPSS; Palomino Colt, 30-May-2009. Sire: Casino Royale K (DRP); Dam: Mona (DRP/SPSS); DamSire: Matcho (DRP). Owner: Penny Walster. Breeder: Penny Walster

 

Treasure - Score 9.02 - SPSS; Chestnut Filly, 13-May-2010. Sire: Bernwode Brokat (SPSS); Dam: The Wexford Lady (Wbys); DamSire: Fine Blade (Wbys). Owner: Preci-Spark Ltd. Breeder: Preci-Spark Ltd

 

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High Scorers.  In 2010, the Futurity gave a special rosette to the highest scoring entrant in each section at each venue. An amazing 13 sports ponies were the highest scorers in their sections in the Futurity, beating all horse youngsters in the same age group and discipline at the venue concerned. In score order, the successful ponies were (with the names of those SPSS registered or with a SPSS graded sire/dam highlighted):

 

Name Sire Born Venue Discipline Score
SOS What Apricot Wants SOS Kantje's Unicolor 2010 Tall Trees Dressage 9.07
Bathleyhills Monet Casino Royale K 2009 Alsager Dressage 9.04
Treasure Bernwode Brokat 2010 Solihull2 Eventing 9.02
Arla Great Times 2010 Solihull1 Show Jumping 8.89
Bernwode Top Model Top Yellow 2010 The Grange Dressage 8.79
Wadacre Super Trooper Sarkozy 2009 Fountains Dressage 8.75
Abbeywoods Chocolate Brownie Copybush Chiron 2008 Plumpton 2 Dressage 8.71
Cherryhills Arctic Kiss Laban 2008 Arena UK Eventing 8.68
Barum Peter Pan Cwmcae Comet Bach 2009 The Grange Eventing 8.68
Tarnbrook Tickled Pink Spotswood Jafeica 2007 Myerscough Endurance 8.54
Trevoulter Blonde Ambition Fourwinds Gethin 2010 The Grange Eventing 8.46
Trevoulter Ladies Man Gorsfraith Brenin 2007 Tall Trees Eventing 8.29
Shybont Design in Mind Strinesdale Mastermind 2009 Plumpton1 Dressage 8.14

 

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Top scorers by age. The SPSS is also pleased to report that the top scoring ponies in the foal, yearling and 3 year old sections are all either by an SPSS graded stallion or out of a SPSS Graded mare.  These winners are:

 

Top Pony Foal - SOS What Apricot Wants - Score 9.07 - SPSS; Palomino Filly, 30-Apr-2010. Sire: SOS Kantje's Unicolor (SPSS); Dam: SOS Promiscous (SSH); DamSire: Proset (SHB(GB)). Owner: Georgia Stokes. Breeder: Georgia Stokes

 

Top Yearling Pony - Bathleyhills Monet - Score 9.04 - Weser Ems/SPSS; Palomino Colt, 30-May-2009. Sire: Casino Royale K (DRP); Dam: Mona (DRP/SPSS); DamSire: Matcho (DRP). Owner: Penny Walster. Breeder: Penny Walster

 

Top 3 year old Pony - Rosewater Breant - Score 8.66 - SPSS; Chestnut Colt, 23-Apr-2007. Sire: Bernwode Brokat (SPSS); Dam: Delphi (DRP/SPSS); DamSire: Dornick B (Westf). Owner: Sarah Eberle. Breeder: Sarah Eberle

 

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Top scorers by discipline.  The SPSS is also pleased to report that the top scoring ponies in the following discipline and age sections are all SPSS registered or have at least one SPSS Graded parent.  These winners are:

 

Top Dressage Pony Foal (and Top Dressage Pony over all Ages) - SOS What Apricot Wants - Score 9.07 - SPSS; Palomino Filly, 30-Apr-2010. Sire: SOS Kantje's Unicolor (SPSS); Dam: SOS Promiscous (SSH); DamSire: Proset (SHB(GB)). Owner: Georgia Stokes. Breeder: Georgia Stokes

 

Top Dressage Pony Yearling - Bathleyhills Monet - Score 9.04 - Weser Ems/SPSS; Palomino Colt, 30-May-2009. Sire: Casino Royale K (DRP); Dam: Mona (DRP/SPSS); DamSire: Matcho (DRP). Owner: Penny Walster. Breeder: Penny Walster

 

Top Dressage Pony 3 Year old - Rosewater Breant - Score 8.66 - SPSS; Chestnut Colt, 23-Apr-2007. Sire: Bernwode Brokat (SPSS); Dam: Delphi (DRP/SPSS); DamSire: Dornick B (Westf). Owner: Sarah Eberle. Breeder: Sarah Eberle

 

Top Eventing Pony Foal (and Top Eventing Pony over all Ages)- Treasure - Score 9.02 - SPSS; Chestnut Filly, 13-May-2010. Sire: Bernwode Brokat (SPSS); Dam: The Wexford Lady (Wbys); DamSire: Fine Blade (Wbys). Owner: Preci-Spark Ltd. Breeder: Preci-Spark Ltd

 

Top Eventing Pony 2 year old - Cherryhills Arctic Kiss - Score 8.681 - SPSS; Dark Bay Filly, 23-Apr-2008. Sire: Laban (SPSS); Dam: Paler Shade of Grey (Wbys/SPSS); DamSire: Unknown (Unknown). Owner: Hannah Owen. Breeder: Hannah Owen

 

Top Show Jumping Pony Yearling - Lostock James Brown - Score 8.25 - CHAPS; Bay Gelding, 12-Apr-2009. Sire: Daydream (CHAPS/SPSS); Dam: Lostock Sing Song (CHAPS/SPSS); DamSire: Caughley Majestic (AHS). Owner: Caroline Hamilton. Breeder: Caroline Hamilton

 

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Sire and Dam League Tables.  The BEF have produced league tables for the sires and dams of the 2010 entrants.

 

Top Pony Sires 2010.  This year, just 5 stallions had enough (that is 3 or more) pony progeny forward to appear in the Pony Sires ranking list - but all 5 are SPSS graded!  They are:

 

 

Name

Average of Top 3 Scores

Average of all Scores

Progeny Scores Included

View Progeny

Bernwode Brokat

8.77

8.29

9

Here

SOS Kantje's Unicolor

8.48

8.48

3

Here
Gorsfraith Brenin 8.24 8.24 3 Here

Daydream

8.11

8.11

3

Here

Devon Prince

7.60

7.60

3

Here

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Top Pony Dams 2010.  In the pony dam's list, there are 4 mares who had 2 progeny evaluated this year, with both Mona and Trevoulter Lady being SPSS Graded.

 

Name

Average of Top 2 Scores

Average of all Scores

Progeny Scores Included

Mona

8.43

8.43

2

Trevoulter Lady

8.38

8.38

2

Trelawny Serendipity V

8.19

8.19

2

Rosallan Darcy

7.93

7.93

2

 

Sadly, the German bred Mona (by Matcho and SPSS graded) died 4 hours after giving birth to this year's foal (Bathleyhills Arthur by FS Don't Worry).  However, due to a huge amount of dedication and effort, Bathleyhills Stud succeeded in raising him as an orphan and he is now an independent, healthy and confident chap - who spent most of his allotted time at the Futurity evaluation having fun and showing off his athleticism at the gallop rather than his core paces!!! 

The SPSS graded mare Trevoulter Lady, the dam of Trevoulter Blonde Ambition (by Fourwinds Gethin) and Trevoulter Lady’s Man (by Gorsfraith Brenin), was the only pony broodmare listed in the overall list of dams of eventers in 2010 and ranking 6th overall as a producer for this discipline.

Both of Trelawny Serendipity's progeny are by the Dutch bred and SPSS graded sire SOS Kantje's Unicolor and bred by Emma Halliday. Serendipity is registered SHB(GB) by the TB Lir.

In addition, a number of SPSS Graded stallions are producing horse progeny, so the list below is in order of the Average of their Top 3 scores, including all offspring of these stallions, regardless of whether they were entered as Sports Ponies or not.  In the case of SOS Kantje's Unicolor inclusion of his horse entry lifts his scores and hence, he places above Bernwode Brokat in this list.

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Top SPSS graded sires 2010.  Some SPSS graded stallions are primarily producing horse offspring, rather than pony.  The table below lists all SPSS graded stallions that had 3 or more progeny evaluated in 2010. Note that in this table, SOS Kantje's Unicolor scores higher than Bernwode Brokat as one of his progeny was entered as a horse and gained a high score.  Note also that other SPSS stallions had progeny at the Futurity but insufficient in 2010 to have an official average score.
 

Name

Average of Top 3 Scores

Overall Rank

Average of all Scores

Progeny Scores Included

View Progeny

SOS Kantje's Unicolor

8.83

8th

8.57

5

Here
Shingle Hall Senator 8.81

=10th

8.47 7 Here

Bernwode Brokat

8.77

13th

8.29

9

Here
Aimbry Chester 8.41

36th

8.28 5 Here
Arnie de Burgh 8.29

48th

8.12 4 Here
Gorsfraith Brenin 8.24

53rd

8.24 3 Here

Daydream

8.11

60th

8.11

3

Here

Devon Prince

7.60

69th

7.60

3

Here
 

 

Premium Definitions (from BEF Futurity 2010 Factsheet 9)

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 Premium  

 Criteria  

 Elite (9.00 or above)  

 A horse or pony that has an average of excellent or very good scores across the criteria to be assessed which means that it has the potential and the outlook to perform well at international level, if veterinary guidance is followed and the horse or pony is appropriately cared-for, produced and ridden.  

 Higher First (8.50 - 8.99)  

 A horse or pony that has an average of very good or good scores across the criteria to be assessed which means that it has the potential and outlook to perform well at national level, if veterinary guidance is followed and the horse or pony is appropriately cared-for, produced and ridden. The difference between a higher first and a first is that the evaluators believe it shows greater athleticism and a greater potential to perform well so as to set it apart from a First premium horse.  

 First (8.00 – 8.49)    A horse or pony that has an average of very good or good scores across the criteria to be assessed which means that it has the potential and outlook to perform well at national level, if veterinary guidance is followed and the horse or pony is appropriately cared-for, produced and ridden.  
 Second (7.50 – 7.99)    A horse or pony that has an average of fairly good or good scores across the criteria to be assessed which means that it has the potential and outlook suited to performing consistently within affiliated, riding club and unaffiliated competition, if veterinary guidance is followed and the horse or pony is appropriately cared-for, produced and ridden.  
 Third (7.00 – 7.49)    A horse or pony that has an average of fair or fairly good scores across the criteria to be assessed which means that it has the potential and outlook suited to performing in certain competitions, if veterinary guidance is followed and the horse or pony is appropriately cared-for, produced and ridden.  

  FUTURITY SCORE RANGE: 0 Not shown; 1 Very poor; 2 Poor; 3 Fairly Poor; 4 Not acceptable; 5 Acceptable; 6 Fair; 7 Fairly good; 8 Good; 9 Very good; 10 Excellent.

 Futurity scores are an indicator on the day of assessment, not a guarantee of future potential  

 

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