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2014 BEF FUTURITY

 

In the 2014 Baileys Horse Feeds / British Equestrian Federation Futurity Scheme there were a total of 449 horses and ponies evaluated, of which 44 were entered as Sports Ponies, a decrease of just 2 ponies from 2013.  Once again, pony youngstock were evaluated in the same discipline groups as horses at each venue but youngstock with at least one parent under 148cm who are not expected to exceed 148cm at maturity could be also annotated by their owner as a Sports Pony

 

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 are listed below. 

 

Elite Ponies

 

In 2014, 5 ponies received Elite premiums.  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, only just over 14% were awarded an Elite Premium.  The top scoring pony overall, the 3 year old Woodlander Wales scored 9.14 - remarkably, this was his third Elite Premium.  Wales was also the highest scoring pony in 2011 as well as the SPSS In-Hand Show Champion that year.  Then in 2013, Woodlander Wales was again the Futurity top scoring pony (with an Elite score of 9.3) and was Stallion Champion at the SPSS Grading.

 

For what's believed to be the first time, one pony stallion achieved a hat trick of Elite progeny with 3 of Rembrandt DDH's foals gaining this accolade - and two of them, Amy Cox's Pretty Picture and Kirsty Millard's KMD Dornlight were also the joint highest scoring sports pony foals. The third, Penny Walster's Bathleyhills Sea Scape is a daughter of SPSS Head Studbook graded Loveden Sea Swallow.

 

The other Elite scoring pony was Elizabeth Prosser's Bombay Sapphire who is by the SPSS graded Knabstrupper, Tornado af Knabstrup and he was the only one of the Elite ponies to be evaluated as an Eventer (all the others were evaluated as Dressage ponies).

 

The 2014 Elite Ponies are:

 

Woodlander Wales: Score: 9.14 (Dressage). WBS-UK Chestnut Colt born 2011. Sire: Woodlander Wavavoom (Hann); Dam: Drysiog Helen (WPCS/SPSS); Damsire: Talon Teifion (WPCS). Breeder: Lynne Crowden

 

Pretty Picture: Score: 9.02 (Dressage). SPSS Black Filly born 2014. Sire: REMBRANDT DDH; Dam: Pretty-Women 3; Damsire: Black Boy. Breeder: Amy Cox

 

KMD Dornlight: Score: 9.02 (Dressage). SPSS Chestnut Dun Filly born 2014. Sire: Rembrandt DDH (DRP/SPSS); Dam: Daylight MW (DRP/SPSS); Damsire: Dornik B (DRP). Breeder: Kirsty Millard

 

Bombay Sapphire: Score: 9.01 (Eventing). SPSS Dun Gelding born 2014. Sire: Tornado af Knabstrup (KNN/SPSS); Dam: Floral Dance (Pal); Damsire: Litton Talisman (NPS). Breeder: Elizabeth Prosser

 

Bathleyhills Sea Scape: Score: 9 (Dressage). Bay Filly born 2014. Sire: Rembrandt DDH; Dam: Loveden Sea Swallow; Damsire: Gigman Jacana. Breeder: Penny Walster

Woodlander Wales

(Woodlander Wavavoom x Talon Teifion)

2014 Top Scoring Pony

 

Photo by kind permission of Kevin Sparrow

Top scorers by age

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The top scoring ponies in each age category were:

Pretty Picture's breeder, Amy Cox, collects her award from Jane Buchan, Marketing Director of the Futurity sponsors, Baileys Horse Feeds

 

KMB Dornlight's breeder, Kirsty Millard, collects her award.

 

Tarnbrook Take it All's breeder, Alison Fearn, collects his award

 

 Photos by kind permission of Trevor Meeks

 

Top Pony Foals

Pretty Picture: Score: 9.02 (Dressage). SPSS black filly born 2014. Sire: Rembrandt DDH; Dam: Pretty-Women 3; Damsire: Black Boy. Breeder: Amy Cox

KMD Dornlight: Score: 9.02 (Dressage). SPSS chestnut dun filly born 2014. Sire: Rembrandt DDH (DRP/SPSS); Dam: Daylight MW (DRP/SPSS); Damsire: Dornik B (DRP). Breeder: Kirsty Millard

 

Top Yearling Pony

Pretty Significant: Score: 8.79 (Eventing). SPSS Grey Filly born 2013. Sire: Rotherwood Signature (WPCS/SPSS); Dam: Minnie Mouse (Wbys); Damsire: High Estate (Wbys). Breeder: Belinda Plunkett

 

Top 2 year old Pony

Tarnbrook Take it All: Score: 8.79 (Eventing). SPSS Skewbald Colt born 2012. Sire: Thursden Vallye Raphael (NPS/SPSS); Dam: Millpond Look So Different (BSPA/SPSS); Damsire: Honeypot Sporran (BSPA). Breeder: Alison Fearn

 

Top 3 year old Pony

Woodlander Wales: Score: 9.14 (Dressage). WBS-UK Chestnut Colt born 2011. Sire: Woodlander Wavavoom (Hann); Dam: Drysiog Helen (WPCS/SPSS); Damsire: Talon Teifion (WPCS). Breeder: Lynne Crowden

 

All presentation photos are copyright Trevor Meeks.

 

 

SPSS Committee member, Hannah Freer collects Pretty Significant's award on behalf of her breeder, Belinda Plunkett

Ranked list of all sports ponies:

 

SPSS Passported and/or Graded ponies are shown in bold type; see here for definitions of the Premiums. The 'High Score' accolade was awarded to the highest scoring horse or pony in each age group of each discipline at each venue - so where it was awarded to a pony, they had beaten all the entered horses to gain it!  "Reserve High Score" was similarly awarded to the second highest horse or pony.

 

Data supplied by the BEF - search the results for yourself here

 

Venue;

 Section

Name

Details (ie studbook,

colour, sex, date of birth,

 breeding, owner &

 breeder)

Score

Premium

 Awarded

Wrestle;

 Dressage

Woodlander

Wales

WBS-UK/SPSS; Chestnut Colt; 2011; Sire: Woodlander Wavavoom (Hann); Dam: Drysiog Helen (WPCS/SPSS); Damsire: Talon Teifion (WPCS). Breeder: Lynne Crowden

9.14

Elite

Bicton;

Dressage

Pretty Picture

SPSS; Black Filly; 2014; Sire: Rembrandt DDH (DRP/SPSS); Dam: Pretty-Women 3 (DRP/SPSS); Damsire: Black Boy (DRP). Breeder: Amy Cox

9.02

Elite

Writtle;

Dressage

KMD Dornlight

SPSS; Chestnut Dun Filly; 2014; Sire: Rembrandt DDH (DRP/SPSS); Dam: Daylight MW (DRP/SPSS); Damsire: Dornik B (DRP). Breeder: Kirsty Millard

9.02

Elite

Solihull 1;

Eventing

Bombay

Sapphire

SPSS; Dun Gelding; 2014; Sire: Tornado af Knabstrup (KNN/SPSS); Dam: Floral Dance (Pal); Damsire: Litton Talisman (NPS). Breeder: Elizabeth Prosser

9.01

Elite

Arena UK;

Dressage

Bathleyhills

Sea Scape

ZFdP; Bay Filly; 2014; Sire: Rembrandt DDH (DRP/SPSS); Dam: Loveden Sea Swallow (WPCS/SPSS); Damsire: Gigman Jacana. Breeder: Penny Walster

9

Elite

Arena UK;

Dressage

Bathleyhills

Mystery

Machine

ZFdP; Bay Colt ; 2014; Sire: Bathleyhills Monet (DRP/SPSS); Dam: Bathleyhills First Mystery (AHS PB/SPSS); Damsire: Unknown. Breeder: Penny Walster

8.98

High First

Southview 1;

Dressage

Mordis Mateo

SPSS; Chestnut Colt; 2014; Sire: Bathleyhills Monet (DRP/SPSS); Dam: Daisy Dressman (DRP/SPSS); Damsire: Dressman Junior (DRP). Breeder: Nicola Dyson

8.98

High First

Richmond;

Eventing

Cornsay

 

Diadem

SPSS; Chestnut Filly; 2014; Sire: Littledale Bright Star (SPSS); Dam: Cornsay Sloe (Wbys); Damsire: Kings Theatre (Wbys). Breeder: Louise Smales

8.94

High First

Hartpury;

Dressage

The Ogopogo

WPCS PB; Bay Colt; 2014; Sire: Tireinon Diplomat (WPCS); Dam: Fabienne (BHHS); Damsire: Feiner Stern (Hann). Breeder: Roisin Close

8.89

High First

Catherston;

Dressage

WFD Rossini

SPSS; Chestnut Filly; 2014; Sire: Rembrandt DDH (DRP/SPSS); Dam: Delaroche Birthday Girl (SPSS); Damsire: Bernwode Brokat (DRP/SPSS). Breeder: Elaine Coleridge Smith

8.82

High First

Hartpury;

Eventing

Pretty

Significant

SPSS; Grey Filly; 2013; Sire: Rotherwood Signature (WPCS/SPSS); Dam: Minnie Mouse (Wbys); Damsire: High Estate (Wbys). Breeder: Belinda Plunkett

8.79

High First

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Pretty Picture

(Rembrandt DDH x Black Boy)

Photo by kind permission of Eclipse Photos

 

KMD Dornlight

(Rembrandt DDH x Dornik B)

Photo by kind permission of Kevin Sparrow

 

Bombay Sapphire

(Tornado af Knabstrup x Litton Talisman)

Photo by kind permission of Kevin Sparrow

 

Bathleyhills Sea Scape

(Rembrandt DDH x Gigman Jacana)

Photo by kind permission of Kevin Sparrow

 

Pretty Significant

(Rotherwood Signature x High Estate)

Photo by kind permission of Kevin Sparrow

 

Prometheus

(Romulus x unknown)

Photo by kind permission of Kevin Sparrow

 

Venue; Section Name Details (ie studbook, colour, sex, date of birth, breeding, owner & breeder) Score Premium Awarded
Richmond; Eventing Tarnbrook Take it All SPSS; Skewbald Colt; 2012; Sire: Thursden Vallye Raphael (NPS/SPSS); Dam: Millpond Look So Different (BSPA/SPSS); Damsire: Honeypot Sporran (BSPA). Breeder: Alison Fearn 8.79 High First
Catherston 2; Dressage Catherston Bobby Bright Bay Colt; 2013; Sire: Littledale Bright Star (SPSS); Dam: Catherston Georgia; Damsire: Number One Guy. Breeder: Jennie Loriston-Clarke 8.77 High First
Southview 1; Eventing Blairmore Laurel PB Conn; Dun Filly; 2014; Sire: Weston Justice (826041); Dam: Acorn (Conn); Damsire: Bardsey Zodiac (Conn). Breeder: Amy Bannister 8.75 High First
Writtle; Show Jumping Shingletons Carter SHB(GB)); Dun Colt; 2014; Sire: Lauriston (Old); Dam: Ashwey Bobby Blue (Conn); Damsire: Glenayre Mystical Bobby (Conn). Breeder: Donna Mann 8.67 High First
Plumpton; Eventing Prometheus SPSS; Bay Colt; 2013; Sire: Romulus (DRP/SPSS); Dam: A Pinch of Pepper (HPA/SPSS); Damsire: Unknown. Breeder: Annabel Blake & Charles Wise 8.65 High First
Southview 1; Dressage Mordis Diamanto SPSS; Chestnut Colt; 2014; Sire: Donnerblitz (DRP/SPSS); Dam: Sox AP (NWPCS/SPSS); Damsire: Wester Aikemas Casper (NWPCS). Breeder: Nicola Dyson 8.64 High First
Plumpton; Eventing Finley CHAPS; Skewbald Colt; 2014; Sire: Bathleyhills Monet (DRP/SPSS); Dam: Roseanne (CHAPS); Damsire: Unknown. Breeder: Katie Jewell 8.61 High First
Catherston 1; Eventing Allbrook Buddy Holly SPSS; Bay Gelding; 2012; Sire: Littledale Bright Star (SPSS); Dam: Godinton Assyria (Trak); Damsire: Godington Hannibal (Trak). Breeder: Nancy Palmer 8.6 High First
Catherston 2; Dressage Allbrook Little Richard SPSS; Bay Gelding; 2013; Sire: Littledale Bright Star (SPSS); Dam: Godinton Assyria (Trak); Damsire: Godington Hannibal (Trak). Breeder: Nancy Palmer 8.6 High First
Richmond; Dressage C'est la Vie SPSS; Bay Filly; 2014; Sire: Caesar 171 (DRP/SPSS); Dam: Bernwode Mandy (DRP/SPSS); Damsire: Apslau xx. Breeder: Godrics Stud & Sarah Steggall 8.58 High First
Southview 2; Dressage Little Miss Sunshine SPSS; Palomino Filly; 2014; Sire: Classic's Charmeur (DRP/SPSS); Dam: Bathleyhills Touch of Lustre (WPCS PB/SPSS); Damsire: Thistledown Copper Lustre (WPCS B/SPSS). Breeder: Emma-Jane Middlehurst 8.57 High First
Arena UK; Dressage Bathleyhills Swift Romance ZFdP; Black Filly; 2014; Sire: Rembrandt DDH (DRP/SPSS); Dam: Bathleyhills Sea Swift (WPCS PB/SPSS); Damsire: Thursden Vallye Raphael (BRP/SPSS). Breeder: Penny Walster 8.5 High First
Writtle; Dressage KitKat SPSS; Bay Gelding; 2011; Sire: Bernwode Brokat (DRP/SPSS); Dam: Coronet (DV); Damsire: Rambo (DV). Breeder: Robyn Farquhar 8.47 First
Arena UK; Endurance Yethersgill Merry Monarch Dales; Grey Gelding; 2011; Sire: Aesthete Al Khayal; Dam: Morlandsdale Mary Ann; Damsire: Westwick John. Breeder: Clair Calvert 8.45 First
Hartpury; Eventing Rudgeway Royal Occasion Conn; Grey Filly; 2011; Sire: Pro Set (WBS-UK); Dam: Oaklands Silver Orchid (Conn); Damsire: Oisin. Breeder: Mrs J Warr 8.36 First
Southview 2; Dressage Miss Luna Eclipse SPSS; Cremello Filly; 2014; Sire: Classic's Charmeur (DRP/SPSS); Dam: Hilkens Mighty Gold (DRP/SPSS); Damsire: Joldis Charmant (DRP). Breeder: Emma-Jane Middlehurst 8.36 First
Catherston 1; Eventing Orla Mimi McCool NPS; Dun Filly; 2013; Sire: Dunguaire Fionn McCool; Dam: Mimi; Damsire: Young Man. Breeder: Clare Macnamara 8.34 First
Plumpton; Dressage Delaroche All About Eve AES; Black Gelding; 2011; Sire: Lauriston (Old); Dam: Evelina-S (DRP/SPSS); Damsire: Prins Alfred (NRPS). Breeder: Lucy Sheldrake 8.3 First
Richmond; Dressage Starloch Diamond King WPCS; Dark Bay Colt; 2012; Sire: Pennal The Great (WPCS); Dam: Pennal Miss Diamond (WPCS); Damsire: Tireve Welsh Flyer (WPCS). Breeder: Claire Green 8.29 First
SNEC; Show Jumping Cuthelton Bobby Dazzler SSH; Bay Gelding; 2012; Sire: Lennards Monarch (WPCS); Dam: Needless to Say (SHB(GB)); Damsire: Mutamarrid (Wbys). Breeder: Lynne McDonald 8.28 First
Bicton; Dressage Knightswood Honeys Hot Gossip SPSS; Dark Chestnut Filly; 2014; Sire: Platinums Honey's Hope (DRP/SPSS); Dam: Greatest Hit (DRP/SPSS); Damsire: FS Golden Highlight (DRP). Breeder: Simone Rossberg 8.25 First
Southview 1; Dressage Wylderswoode Mayflower CHAPS; Skewbald Filly; 2014; Sire: Vincent II (KWPN); Dam: Millie II (CHAPS); Damsire: Unknown. Breeder: Pippa Berry 8.25 First
Catherston 1; Endurance Artimis AHS; Bay Filly; 2011; Sire: Grecian Idyll; Dam: Dolly; Damsire: Unknown. Breeder: Victoria Ford 8.23 First
Plumpton; Eventing Fames Dakhodi AHS; Piebald Colt; 2014; Sire: Fames Dakota (AHS); Dam: Cullinghurst Last Star (AHS); Damsire: Gai Raidiant Star (AHS). Breeder: Robyn Crisp 8.2 First
Bicton; Dressage Knightswoods Double Luck SPSS; Chestnut Filly; 2014; Sire: Dressman I (DRP); Dam: That’s My Love (DRP/SPSS); Damsire: The Braes My Mobility (Welsh B). Breeder: Simone Rossberg 8.19 First
College; Eventing Illustrious Illusion SHB(GB); Skewbald Filly; 2012; Sire: Future Illusion; Dam: Nellie of Killybrick; Damsire: unknown. Breeder: Michele Kevill 8.17 First
Southview 2; Eventing Sheiswhatsheis Bay Filly; 2011; Sire: Future Illusion (SHB(GB)); Dam: Poppy; Damsire: Livius II. Breeder: Joanna Lees 8.13 First
Bicton; Eventing Syncronicity SHB(GB); Bay Colt; 2014; Sire: Sandro Sun; Dam: Broadhurst Lily's Legacy; Damsire: Unknown. Breeder: Verity Perry 8.05 First
Writtle; Eventing Maeldune Lucille Conn; Grey Filly; 2013; Sire: Gleann Rua Maxwell (826023); Dam: Maeldune Lucinda (Conn); Damsire: Silverfox Oisin. Breeder: Claire Thurlow 7.95 Second
Writtle; Eventing Bolero SPSS; Bay Gelding; 2011; Sire: Bernwode Brokat (DRP/SPSS); Dam: Grey Squirrel (WPCS PB); Damsire: Grenadier II (SHB(GB)). Breeder: Sarah Baker 7.79 Second
Catherston 1; Dressage Stockshill Peppercorn PB NF; Appaloosa Colt; 2011; Sire: Murphy; Dam: Olde Oaks Stella; Damsire: Farriers Rambler. Breeder: Peter Butler 7.58 Second
SNEC; Dressage Brando SD SSH; Dark Bay Colt; 2011; Sire: Hilken's Black Delight (DRP/SPSS); Dam: Mirage (Hann); Damsire: Voyage (DRP). Breeder: Debbie Bridges 7.57 Second
Plumpton; Eventing Wayfaring Pepperpot Castle SPSS; Bay Gelding; 2011; Sire: Castle Comet (Conn); Dam: A Pinch of Pepper (HPA/SPSS); Damsire: Unknown. Breeder: Annabel Blake 7.41 Third

 

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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