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2011 BEF FUTURITY

 

At the 2011 Baileys Horse Feeds / British Equestrian Federation Futurity Scheme there were a total of 884 entrants, of which 99 were entered as Sports Ponies, an increase of 25 ponies from 2010.  As happened last year, pony youngstock were evaluated in the same discipline groups as horses at each venue but youngstock with at least one parent under 148cm could be also annotated by their owner as a Sports Pony

 

On an amazing 14 occasions, the highest scorer in a section was a Sports Pony! So, in these 14 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. Premium Definitions are given here.

 

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.

 

 

 

Elite Ponies 

 High Scorers

Top scorers by age

All Sports Ponies
Top Pony Sires 2011   Top Pony Dams 2011
Top SPSS graded sires 2011 Top SPSS graded sires 2007 - 2011

Elite Ponies.  In 2011, 5 ponies received Elite scores.  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, just over 6% were awarded an Elite Premium.  The top scoring pony, Woodlander Wales, who was also the 2011 SPSS In-Hand Show Champion, is viewed by his breeder as a potential pony stallion and she hopes to present him for SPSS Grading in due course.  Remarkably, in the 3 years that Elite premiums have been awarded, there has been one sired Bernwode Brokat each year - a fantastic achievement for this SPSS sire, who has also been Leading Pony Sire for the last 3 years. The 2011 Elite Ponies are:

 

Wales - Score: 9.25 - WBB(UK); Chestnut Colt, 24-Apr-2011. Sire: Woodlander Wavavoom (Hann); Dam: Drysiog Helen (WPCS); Damsire: Talon Teifion (WPCS). Owner: Lynne Crowden. Breeder: Lynne Crowden

 

Woodlander Wagalina - Score: 9.14 (Reserve High Score) - WBB(UK); Bay Filly, 24-Apr-2011. Sire: Woodlander Wavavoom (Hann); Dam: Synod Galina (WPCS); Damsire: Synod Rum Punch (WPCS). Owner: Lynne Crowden. Breeder: Lynne Crowden

 

Abbeywoods Chocolate Brownie - Score: 9.09 (High Score) - CHAPS; Bay Mare, 01-Apr-2008. Sire: Copybush Chiron (CHAPS); Dam: Harroway Pot of Gold (AHS); Damsire: Harroway Mr Harlequin (CHAPS). Owner: Sarah Ablewhite. Breeder: Mr S Wilson

 

Bolero - Score: 9 (High Score) - SPSS; Chestnut Colt, 29-May-2011. Sire: Bernwode Brokat (DRP/SPSS); Dam: Grey Squirrel (WPCS); Damsire: Grenadier11 (SHB(GB)). Owner: Sarah Baker. Breeder: Sarah Baker

 

Bathleyhills Sea Spray - Score: 9 (High Score) - DRP/SPSS; Bay Mare, 10-Jun-2008. Sire: Chateau De Brion (Holst); Dam: Loveden Sea Swallow (WPCS/SPSS); Damsire: Gigman Jacana (WPCS). Owner: Penny Walster. Breeder: Penny Walster

Bolero

(Bernwode Brokat x Grenadier 11)

Photo by kind permission of Kevin Sparrow

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High Scorers.  In 2011, the Futurity gave a special rosette to the highest scoring entrant in each section at each venue. An amazing 14 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
  Abbeywoods Chocolate Brownie   Copybush Chiron 2008 Plumpton Dressage 9.09
  Bolero   Bernwode Brokat 2011 College EC 2 Eventing 9.00
  Bathleyhills Sea Spray   Chateau De Brion 2008 Arena UK Dressage 9.00
  She's A Kinda Majik   Ecliptic 2009 Tall Trees Dressage 8.98
  Godrics Coppelia   Caesar 171 2009 College EC 2 Dressage 8.79
  SOS Sealpoint   SOS Kantje's Unicolor 2011 Tall Trees Dressage 8.75
  RS Socrates   Sarkozy 2010 Arena UK Dressage 8.64
  Firebird   Dalcotes Krieghoff (GB) 2011 Hartpury Show Jumping 8.61
  Brando SD   Hilken's Black Delight 2011 SNEC Dressage 8.50
  Wards Place Limited Edition   Falconhurst Repotiore 2009 Richmond EC Dressage 8.41
  Centaurus   Littledale Bright Star 2010 Tall Trees Eventing 8.29
  DPUK Goldilocks   Top Yellow 2010 Myerscough Dressage 8.21
  Princess Mystica L.A   Tantavitch 2009 Solihull 1 Endurance 8.14
  Ruby   Gristhills Masterpiece 2008 Plumpton Show Jumping 8.13

 

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Top scorers by age. The top scoring ponies in each age category were:

 

Top Pony Foal - Wales   - Score: 9.25 - WBB(UK); Chestnut Colt, 24-Apr-2011. Sire: Woodlander Wavavoom (Hann); Dam: Drysiog Helen (WPCS); Damsire: Talon Teifion (WPCS). Owner: Lynne Crowden. Breeder: Lynne Crowden

 

Top Yearling Pony - Partytime   - Score: 8.64 - NPS; Bay Mare, 30-Apr-2010. Sire: Thursden Vallye Raphael (NPS); Dam: Regal Fling (Wbys); Damsire: Regal Sting (Wbys). Owner: Felicity O'Sullivan. Breeder: Felicity O'Sullivan

 

Top 2 year old Pony - She's A Kinda Majik   - Score: 8.98 - AHS; Skewbald Filly, 13-Apr-2009. Sire: Ecliptic (AHS); Dam: Majik Domino (GypCob); Damsire: Unknown (Unknown). Owner: Frances Ewings. Breeder: Frances Ewings

 

Top 3 year old Pony - Abbeywoods Chocolate Brownie   - Score: 9.09 - CHAPS; Bay Mare, 01-Apr-2008. Sire: Copybush Chiron (CHAPS); Dam: Harroway Pot of Gold (AHS); Damsire: Harroway Mr Harlequin (CHAPS). Owner: Sarah Ablewhite. Breeder: Mr S Wilson

 

Wales

(Woodlander Wavavoom x Talon Teifion)

Photo by kind permission of Kevin Sparrow

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Sire and Dam League Tables.  The BEF have produced league tables for the sires and dams of the 2011 entrants.

 

 

Top Pony Sires 2011.  This year, the BEF reviewed the rules for the British Breeders Futurity Sire Award and increased the minimum number of progeny to 5 (from 3 in previous years).  As a result, just 2 stallions had enough (that is 5 or more) pony progeny forward to appear in the Pony Sires ranking list - but both are SPSS graded!  However, the BEF also published the Average of Top 3 Scores and that information is also included in the table below and is is notable that the top 5 sires are all SPSS graded and all have an average across all their 2011 scores of at least First Premium standard.

 

As previously mentioned, the Leading Sports Pony sire was Sarah Steggall’s German-bred Bernwode Brokat (Brillant x Diamant II) and Sarah collected the Certificate of Merit at the January 2012 Breeders Dinner. After a few years focussing on his stud duties, Brokat has recommenced his ridden career and has been training with the British Dressage 2012 Pony Squad ridden by 12 year old Ruth Hole.

 

Click here to review the progeny results for all of the sires listed below.

Fairlight Moondance

(Jonkers Metyo x Cheyenne)

Photo by kind permission of Eclipse Photos

 

Name

Average of Top 5 Scores

Average of Top 3 Scores

Average of all Scores

Progeny Scores Included

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Bernwode Brokat

8.52

8.67

8.32

8

Here
Thistledown Copper Lustre

8.16

8.40

8.16

5

Here
Jonkers Metyo - 8.71 8.71 3 Here

SOS Kantje's Unicolor

- 8.70 8.34 4 Here
Caesar 171 - 8.55 8.55 3 Here

Casino Royale K

- 8.33 8.33 3 Here
Top Yellow - 8.27 8.27 3 Here

Cwmcae Comet Bach

- 8.13 8.13 3 Here

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. 

 

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Top Pony Dams 2011.  In the pony dam rankings list, there are 6 mares who had 2 progeny evaluated this year, with the highest scorer, Loveden Sea Swallow and her daughter, Bathleyhills Sea Swift both being SPSS Graded.  Over all years, Bernwode Evelina S remains the top ranking mare with an average of top 2 scores of 8.96.

 

Pictured on the right is Loveden Sea Swallow's 2011 Elite daughter Bathleyhills Sea Spray (Chateau De Brion x Gigman Jacana) with her foal Bathleyhills Ocean Spray (by Thistledown Copper Lustre)

Photo by kind permission of Kevin Sparrow

 

Name

Average of Top 2 Scores

Average of all Scores

Progeny Scores Included

Loveden Sea Swallow

8.88

8.88

2

Cranswick Fiona

8.74

8.74

2

Langara Saffron

8.70

8.70

2

Thimbleby Birthday Girl 8.18 8.18 2
Bathleyhills Sea Swift 8.13 8.13 2
AC-Belle Star af Engvang 8.05 8.05 2
Gem

8.02

8.02

2

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Top SPSS graded sires 2011.  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 2011. Note that the scores for the pony sires may differ from the table above as some of them also had horse progeny evaluated and this will change their Average of All Scores as well as possibly their Average Top 5 or Top 3 Scores.  Note also that other SPSS stallions had progeny at the Futurity but insufficient in 2011 to have an official average score.  A total of 84 stallions had 3 or more progeny.  The overall rank is calculated by first ranking those stallions with at least 5 progeny based on their Average of Top 5 Scores, then sorting the remainder based on their Average of Top 3 Scores.

 

Click here to review the progeny results for all of the sires listed below.

Trelawny Unforgettable Vogue

(SOS Kantje's Unicolor x Lir)

Photo by kind permission of Eclipse Photos 

 

Name

Average of

Top 5 Scores

Average of

Top 3 Scores

Overall Rank

Average of all Scores

Progeny Scores Included

View Progeny

Bernwode Brokat

8.59

8.75

=16

8.33

10

Here

SOS Kantje's Unicolor

8.38

8.70

24

8.38

5

Here
Thistledown Copper Lustre 8.19 8.40

29

8.10 6 Here
Jonkers Metyo - 8.71

38

8.71 3 Here
Caesar 171 - 8.55

=43

8.55 3 Here
Aimbry Chester - 8.45

46

8.37 4 Here
Felinfach Tory Boy - 8.35 59 8.23 4 Here

Top Yellow

-

8.27

=64

8.27

3

Here

Orchard Glasnost

-

8.24

=69

8.24

3

Here
Arnie de Burgh - 8.23 71 8.23 3 Here
Rughavens Jackpot - 8.13 =77 8.13 3 Here

 

Note that although all the sires listed above are SPSS graded, they are not all actively standing with the SPSS.  For the current list of active SPSS stallions, please click here.

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Top SPSS graded sires overall ALL YEARS (ie 2007 - 2011).  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 the 5 years from 2007 to 2011. Note that other SPSS stallions have had progeny attending a Futurity Evaluation but insufficient in to have an official average score.  A total of 305 stallions had 3 or more progeny.  The overall rank is calculated by first ranking those stallions with at least 5 progeny based on their Average of Top 5 Scores, then sorting the remainder based on their Average of Top 3 Scores. 

 

Click here to review the progeny results for all of the sires listed below.

Godrics Coppelia

(Caesar 171 x Donnovan)

Photo by kind permission of Kevin Sparrow

 

Name

Average of

Top 5 Scores

Average of

Top 3 Scores

Overall Rank

Average of all Scores

Progeny Scores Included

View Progeny

Bernwode Brokat 8.91 9.01 =20 8.27 33 Here
SOS Kantje's Unicolor 8.91 8.98 =20 8.47 16 Here
Shingle Hall Senator 8.81 8.96 =37 8.44 12 Here
Caesar 171 8.76 8.88 =45 8.50 9 Here
Felinfach Tory Boy 8.70 8.88 =53 8.40 10 Here
Littledale Bright Star 8.64 8.84 =62 8.36 9 Here
Gorsfraith Brenin 8.50 8.56 =85 8.18 13 Here
Aimbry Chester 8.48 8.55 =89 8.22 14 Here
Thistledown Copper Lustre 8.43 8.55 98 8.18 9 Here
Top Yellow 8.41 8.57 =99 8.41 5 Here
Arnie de Burgh 8.39 8.49 =104 8.14 10 Here
Acado 8.20 8.29 =134 8.10 6 Here
Rughavens Jackpot 8.13 8.21 143 8.13 5 Here
Jonkers Metyo - 8.74 165 8.70 4 Here
Sheepcote Wurlitzer - 8.58 =177 8.58 3 Here
Laban - 8.34 =212 8.25 4 Here
Hilken's Black Delight - 8.31 =217 8.31 3 Here
Daydream - 8.27 =225 8.19 4 Here
Orchard Glasnost - 8.24 =229 8.24 3 Here
Lumes - 8.05 =265 8.05 3 Here
Bernwode Benedict - 7.94 =285 7.94 3 Here
Devon Prince - 7.80 294 7.65 4 Here

 

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Premium Definitions (from BEF Futurity 2010 Factsheet 9)

 

 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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