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2015 SPSS YOUNGSTOCK EVALUATIONS

 

sponsored by the web-based equine advertising site horsology (www.horsology.co.uk)

 

For venue specific information, please click on the venue name in the list below

 

For more information about Mare/Stallion Grading, please click here

Click here for the Entry Lists and Times for the 16th/17th October

 

Youngstock Evaluation & Mare Grading Tour

at each venue there was a Regional Mare Grading

followed by Youngstock Evaluations for filly, colt & gelding foals, yearlings and 2 year olds plus 3 year old geldings and fillies.

Monday 21st September - Tall Trees Arena, Cornwall PL32 9XR

Tuesday 22nd September - Triley Fields EC, Monmouthshire NP7 8DF

Wednesday 23rd September - Maelor EC, Flintshire LL12 9SD

Thursday 24th September - Leamside EC, Tyne & Wear DH4 6QJ

Friday 24th September - South East Scotland

Friday 16th October - The College EC, Bedfordshire MK44 2JP

Lead judge:  Hans-Heinrich Bruening

 

Youngstock National Final

Friday 16th October

at The College EC, Keysoe Bedfordshire MK44 2JP

Open to all youngstock gaining a Gold Premium at a Regional Evaluation

Judges to be confirmed

 

If you have any questions or queries, please call Philippa at the SPSS Studbook Office on 07703 566066

 

Spectators welcome – Free Entry at all events

 

More information (including downloadable Entry Form) is given below - click on heading to jump to that section:

 

Regional Evaluations

 

 

National Youngstock Final

 

2 year old WPCS Sec D

Taraco Fabrizio

2015 Stallion Champion

 

For more information about the Youngstock Evaluation process, turnout etc,  please see the Info & FAQ page

 

  

Youngstock Evaluations supported by horsology

 

Our sponsor, the web-based equine advertising site horsology (horsology.co.uk) is kindly giving all Youngstock Evaluation entrants free annual membership to Horsology which gives unlimited ads for youngstock, stallions etc.

The Regional Youngstock Evaluations are open to filly, colt and gelding foals, yearlings & two year olds (plus 3 year old fillies & geldings) bred to be competition ponies or small competition horses (up to 158cm unless SPSS passported when there is no height limit) regardless of breed, passport or colour. Each entrant will be evaluated individually for conformation and paces (in-hand & loose) with loose jumping as an option for those 2 and 3 year olds destined to be show jumpers or eventers. With our regular grading judge, Hans-Heinrich Brüning, flying in from Germany for all of the regional evaluations, all participants will get a mark/comment sheet (sent by email after the event) and those gaining at least 7.0 will be awarded a Premium Rosette unless they score 8.0 or higher when they will get a Gold Premium Rosette.  Youngstock do not have to be SPSS registered nor do owners have to be SPSS members.

 

Youngstock receiving a Gold Premium will be eligible to enter the Youngstock National Final being held on Friday 16th October, at The College EC, Keysoe, Bedfordshire where entrants will compete against each other to determine the best foal, yearling, 2 & 3 year olds in both the Competition Pony and Small Competition Horse sections. The first and second placed in each age category will then compete for the Champion Competition Pony and Champion Small Competition Horse titles before a Supreme Champion is selected to receive the Horsology trophy, sash and rosette.

 

The lead judge at all the evaluations will be Herr Hans-Heinrich Brüning.  Hans-Heinrich is a well known German judge and breeder of Hannovarian dressage and jumping horses at his family farm, Hof Brüning, which is well-known for its solid preparation work of horses for licensings, mare shows, stallion and mare performance tests as well as auctions, shows and championships.  Hans-Heinrich has judged at the SPSS mare and stallion gradings since 2010.

 

Spectators are very welcome

 

Outline Programme 16th October

(click here for entry times)

 

From 9am - 1pm

SPSS Grading for Mares

not exceeding 158 cms

Lead Judge: Hans Heinrich Brüning

 

2pm to 3.30pm

Youngstock Premium Evaluations

Open to filly, colt and gelding foals, yearlings and 2 year olds plus 3 year old fillies and geldings

not expected to exceed 158cm at maturity (unless SPSS passported when there is no height limit)

Entrants do not have to be SPSS registered and owners do not have to be members

Judges: Hans-Heinrich Brüning & Jacke Mathieson

 

3.45pm onwards

National Youngstock Final

Judges: Geoff Glazzard & awaiting confirmation

Entries open to all youngstock who gain a Gold Premium in any 2015 SPSS evaluation

 

Outline Programme 17th October

(click here for entry times)

 

From 9am - 3.30pm

SPSS Grading for Stallions

not exceeding 158 cms

Lead Judges: Hans-Heinrich Brüning, Geoff Glazzard & Jacke Mathieson

Entry Form

Entries are now closed

 

All Youngstock Evaluation competitors will receive free annual membership to the web-based equine advertising site horsology (horsology.co.uk) which gives unlimited ads for youngstock, stallions etc thanks to their generous sponsorship. 

horsology.co.uk

Closing Dates

Entries are now closed

 

Entries and Times

Entries and Times for Keysoe on 16th October are available here

 

Stabling

Stabling at the venues must be booked with each venue directly - their contact details are available on that event's dedicated page.

 

Rules

The SPSS Rule book can be download here.  Specific rules for the Youngstock Evaluations and National Final can be found on the specific entry form.

 

Withdrawals

See entry form for withdrawal policy.

 

More information

For more information about the evaluation process, turnout etc,  please see the Info & FAQ page (here).

Photographer

Specialist equestrian photographer Julia Shearwood will be attending all of our Grading and evaluation days and photos will be available for purchase via her website.  Julia covers many major events, including the Rolex Kentucky 3DE and her 2011 shot of Mary King was used on the cover of Horse & Hound and won her a prestigious award, so we are very lucky to have her booked for the Grading day.  However, as a condition of Julia's attendance, we are unable to allow any other commercial photographers at the event so, although family and friends are fine taking photos of ponies they are there to support, please limit your photography to this as otherwise we may be unable to secure Julia's services in the future which would be a great shame.

  

National Final

Outline Schedule

Supported by horsology.co.uk

 

Open to SPSS members and non-members with SPSS registered and unregistered ponies or small horses provided that they gained a Gold Premium at a Regional Evaluation.

 

Entry Fee: £10 (SPSS members); £25 (non-members)

 

Each entrant attending the final will be given a £10 voucher for YourGiftHorse.com by our sponsor

 

Each class entrant will be assessed individually by the judges both in-hand and loose.  All class entrants will then parade around the ring together (at walk) for the final class judging.  Rosettes will be given for 1st to 6th place.  The first and second placed in each class qualify the the Championships for their height group

POTENTIAL COMPETITION PONIES

For youngstock not expected to exceed 148 cms at maturity.

 

Class 1: Foals (fillies/colts/geldings). Born 2015; may be shown with or without their dam.

Class 2: Yearlings (fillies/colts/geldings). Born 2014.

Class 3: 2 year olds (fillies/colts/geldings). Born 2013.

Class 4: 3 year olds (mares/geldings only). Born 2012.

 

Potential Competition Pony Championship to be contested by the top two scoring ponies from each of Classes 1-4

 

POTENTIAL SMALL COMPETITION HORSES

For youngstock expected to mature above 148 cm but no exceed 158 cm at maturity unless they have a SPSS passport in which case there is no upper height limit

 

Class 5: Foals (fillies/colts/geldings). Born 2015; may be shown with or without their dam.

Class 6: Yearlings (fillies/colts/geldings). Born 2014.

Class 7: 2 year olds (fillies/colts/geldings). Born 2013.

Class 8: 3 year olds (mares/geldings only). Born 2012.

 

Potential Small Competition Horse Championship to be contested by the top two scoring horses from each of Classes 5-8

 

Supreme Championship

to be contested by the Champion and Reserve from each of the two Championships.

 

The Supreme Champion will receive a Trophy presented by Horsology plus an SPSS Thermatex Rug, Sash and Rosette (see photo at top of page)

 

The Reserve Supreme Champion will receive a Trophy presented by Horsology plus a an SPSS voucher, Sash and Rosette (see photo at top of page)

 

horsology.co.uk

supporting the SPSS 2015 Regional Youngstock Evaluations and National Final

Entry Form

The Entry form will be supplied to all those qualified.  Note that only youngstock achieving a Gold Premium in a Regional Evaluation are eligible to enter - this includes those doing the last Regional Evaluation taking place on the morning of the Final.  These qualifiers will be able to enter on the day; all those who qualifier early will need to enter by the closing date (9th Oct). 

 

The entry fees for the Youngstock National Final are:

  • Members: £10 per pony

  • Non-members: £25 per pony

All entrants attending the final will receive a £10 voucher for Scarlet & Pink kindly donated by Horsology

 

Closing Date

All entries from those qualifying at a September Evaluation (so both postal and entries by email (with payment by bank transfer)) need to arrive by 1pm on 9th October.  Entries from those qualifying earlier o the day will be taken on the day - payment by cash or cheque only please

 

All entries received by the closing date will be accepted.

 

Rules

The SPSS Rule book can be download here.  Specific rules for the National Final can be found on the entry form.

 

Withdrawals

See entry form for withdrawal policy.

 

Stabling

Stabling at The College EC, Keysoe must be booked with them directly.  Their number is 01234 708400.

 

More information

For more information about the evaluation/showing process, turnout etc,  please see the Info & FAQ page (here)

 

Specialist equestrian photographer Julia Shearwood will be attending all of our Grading and evaluation days and photos will be available for purchase via her website.  Julia covers many major events, including the Rolex Kentucky 3DE and her 2011 shot of Mary King was used on the cover of Horse & Hound and won her a prestigious award, so we are very lucky to have her booked for the Grading day.  However, as a condition of Julia's attendance, we are unable to allow any other commercial photographers at the event so, although family and friends are fine taking photos of ponies they are there to support, please limit your photography to this as otherwise we may be unable to secure Julia's services in the future which would be a great shame.

Entries and approx times

Entries and approximate times will be published here by 13th October for the October Evaluations.  Allowance will be made in the times for those qualifying in the morning's final regional evaluation as (obviously) they will be allowed to enter on the day. 

   

 

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Studbook Office:   The Last House, Keysoe Row West, Keysoe, Bedfordshire MK44 2JJ

Tel: 07703 566066    Email: 

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