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Meeting the challenge of 2020 SPSS gradings and evaluations this year were all “virtual” events with our judges assessing videos which covered all the normal aspects of our gradings, except for loose jumping.


Stallions were presented for a prE-grading virtual “eAssessment” which allowed those accepted to cover as SPSS stallions in 2020/2021, before being presented at a full SPSS stallion grading in Autumn 2021. Overall, a total of 9 stallions successfully completed the eAssessment process and so achieved provisional SPSS graded status. These stallions are listed here.


Mares could be presented for SPSS “eGrading” in 2020 which gave successful mares permanent graded status and we are delighted that 12 mares were accepted into the studbook via this route. The 2020 Regional Champions and Reserve Champions, Supreme Champion and Reserve Supreme Champion and other mares are listed here.


Once again SPSS passported or overstamped youngstock which were evaluated through the British Breeding “Virtual Futurity” were also eligible for an SPSS Premium, based on their Futurity Evaluation score. The scores of all eligible youngstock went forward to the SPSS end of year awards and we are delighted to announce the results here.



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Rosettes and Sashes waiting to be posted to the top youngstock and mares


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2020 Successful eAssessed Stallions


The stallions provisionally graded in 2020 via eAssessment and able issue covering certificates in 2020/2021 before being seen at a full grading in Autumn 2021 are:


Bickley (Bernwode Brokat x Don Larino)

An SPSS passported 3 year old British Sports Pony, British-bred by owner Adele Hayton.


Britannia’s Bijou (Littledale Bright Star x Mr. Big Cat)

An SHB(GB) passported 3 year old, British-bred by owner Lucinda Fredericks.


Fenston Bentley (Boss Junior x Noncorde)

An SPSS passported 2 year old British Sports Pony, British-bred by owner Emma-Louise Johnson.


Godrics Dionysus (Danger 36 x Donnerwetter)

A 4 year old Deutsche Riding Pony, British-bred by Beverley Brown and owned by Pat Pomp and Elly Darling..


Hill Farm Lir (Templebready Fear Bui x Loobeen Larry)
An 11 year old Connemara pony, bred in Ireland and owned by Beverley Hamerton & Andrew Twidle.


Kinsale Firelight (Synod Moses x In The Wings)

A Welsh Section C x TB 2 year old, British-bred by owner Rachael Kempster.


Laithehill Malvolio (Laithehill Oberon x Abercrychan Spectator)

A 6 year old Welsh Section B, British-bred by Mr G R Hensby and owned by Jessica Crane.

Mighty Bright (Metall x Baron B)

A WBS-UK passported 7 year old, British-bred by Rachel Howard and owned by Rachel Howard.

Pitchwood’s Ceasers Palace (Grey Palace x Machno Carwyn)

An SPSS passported 4 year old British Sports Pony, British-bred by owner Natalia Thorpe.

WfD Just Dillon (Woodlander Wales x Bernwode Brokat)

An SPSS passported 3 year old British Sports Pony, British-bred by owner Elaine Coleridge Smith.

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


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Top Mares at the 2020 SPSS Mare eGradings

We are delighted to announce that the 2020 Southern Regional Champion and 2020 overall Supreme Champion Mare is Pippa Drew’s homebred 3 year old SPSS passported Hammerwood Flamingo (Lemonshill Falcon x Rhondeo) and she has graded into the SPSS Head Studbook. This lovely young mare was the SPSS Youngstock Supreme Champion as a foal, the highest scoring yearling across all disciplines of horses and ponies in the 2018 Futurity and the 2020 Virtual British Breeding Futurity top 3 year old pony. Lead judge, Jacke Mathieson’s commented that she is “a super prospect for dressage with potential to produce sport pony offspring”. Flamingo’s Welsh Section B sire is also the sire of the 2017 SPSS Stallion Grading Supreme Champion, Longhalves Renoir.


The 2020 SPSS Northern Regional Champion and Reserve Supreme Champion mare is Kiera Billington’s AES passported M.E.C Belle (Vivaldi (Oldlands Vivaldi IV) x Royal Feu). A 7 year old former showjumping pony now in foal to Westpoint Quickfire, Belle graded into the SPSS Main Studbook. British-bred by Emerson Tough, Belle is out of Golden du Marai, who is also the dam of Callumbus (by Cassini II) who won Team Gold at the Children On Horses European Jumping Championships in 2017.

Another SPSS passported mare, Lady Papaver (Devon Prince x Copybush Catchphrase), is the 2020 Southern Reserve Champion. This 11 year old, British-bred by owner Teresa Hoare, graded into the SPSS Main Studbook having returned to Teresa following a period on loan when she competed at local level in dressage and eventing.


Finally, the 2020 Northern Reserve Champion Mare title has been awarded to the 3 year old Part-bred Arab Pioneerstud R Marni (Pioneerstud Silver Sheikh x Parsons Rasputin). Homebred by owner Fiona Davies, as well as grading into the SPSS Main Studbook, R Marni was awarded a Gold Premium in the Endurance category of the 2020 British Breeding Virtual Futurity. She has also been shown successfully in-hand and received an SPSS Gold Premium as a yearling and 3 year old.


The other successful mares all graded into the Main Studbook and are:


Badhiya Blur (BE SEIS, Chacco Blur x Lagunas)

A 7 year old British-bred by Sue Middleton and owned by Sarah Ablewhite.


Dolly Parton (LBSGB PB, Venturoso Repoula x Horsehill Acorn)

A 12 year old British-bred by owner Jennifer Myerscough, breeder of her 2020 foal, Sweepstake (by Little Wood) and in foal to Zahir Achilles.


Doylan Golden Promise (WPCS B, Doylan Golden Attraction x Cottrell Royal Consort)

A 13 year old British-bred by Mrs J F Livermore and owned by Emily Maudsley, breeder of her 2020 foal, Summerview Golden Reflection (by Doylan Gucci’s Gift).


Justin Primrose (BMHS, Mossrose Triumphant x Taproot Commandant)

A 5 year old British-bred by Rosita Hamar and owned by Hannah Watkins.


Pendley Chablis (BRP, Dolphin Super Star x Ottergayle)

An 11 year old British-bred by Mrs J Williams and owned by Jo Dwyer, breeder of her 2020 foal, Enchanted Sunrise (by Langwedh Sunny Jim).


Polmark Lola (SPSS, Chycoose Troubadour x SOS Kantje’s Unicolor)

A 3 year old British-bred by Lorraine Ball and owned by Lisa Wells.


SB Champagne Lilli (SPSS, River Blue Champagne x Ansata El Salaam (US))

A 3 year old British-bred by owner Robyn Crisp and in foal to Fames Dakota.


Secret Pegasus (NF PB, Sidney VIII x Katric Capers)
A 12 year old British-bred by owner Samantha Cranshaw.


2020 Top Evaluated SPSS Youngstock


We are very pleased to announce that the highest scoring SPSS registered equine across all the 2020 Virtual Futurity events, and so the 2020 SPSS Supreme Youngstock Champion, is the SPSS passported pony foal Redhot Rupert (pictured on left). Bred by his owner Lauren Scarratt, Rupert is out of her SPSS Head Studbook graded mare LVS Russelville. With his sire being a proven dressage pony who has much success including winning the British Dressage 4 year old Dressage Pony Championship in 2017; his damsire having been on the British Showjumping Team at the 2008 Olympic Games, the 2006 World Equestrian Games and many Nations Cups; and the Futurity Judges commenting that he was “a really charming foal with lovely conformation and a super walk – a great prospect as a sports pony”, Rupert is an exciting prosect for the future.


The Reserve Supreme Youngstock Champion title goes to Carrie Passmore's homebred filly foal Demi. Again, this foal has 2 SPSS graded parents, being out of Carrie’s homebred Susie Shuttle, who, as another daughter of Broomwich Cassandra (Cassander x unknown), is half-sister to the Gold medal winning Para-dressage mare, Midnight (also bred by Carrie). The judges said that Demi was “a very promising foal with beautiful type matched by three very good, active gaits”.

All the 2020 SPSS Youngstock title and rosette winners are listed below along with all the other SPSS registered foals to 3 year olds presented for evaluation though the 2020 Virtual Futurity.


SPSS GOLD Premiums were awarded to:

Supreme Youngstock Champion; Top Foal; Top Pony; Top Colt

Lauren Scarratt’s Redhot Rupert (Chartstürmer WE x Russel)


Reserve Supreme Youngstock Champion; Top Small Horse; Top Filly

Carrie Passmore’s Demi (Woodlander Sir Gorgeous x Sir Shutterfly)


Top Yearling

Andrea Nicholson’s Larkhaven Half A Crown (Stanley Grange Regal Empire x Trenawin Lanikai)


Top 2 year old

Emma-Louise Johnston’s Fenston Bentley (Boss Junior x Noncorde)


Top 3 year old

Pippa Drew’s Hammerwood Flamingo (Lemonshill Falcon x Rhondeo)


Lucinda Fredericks’s Britannia’s Bijou (Littledale Bright Star x Mr Big Cat)


Fiona Davies’s Pioneerstud R Marni (Pioneerstud Silver Sheikh x Parsons Rasputin)


Alison Hall’s Sir Galahad (Woodlander Sir Gorgeous x Strinesdale Matador)

SPSS Premiums were awarded to:

Top Gelding

Steve Pullan’s Aredis Cooperman (Glencarrig Dolphin x Primitive Proposal)


Soulla Clarkson’s Bromson Dynasty (Santana x Dressman Junior), bred by Claire Wyatt


Anna Charlton’s Choctaw Kiss’n’tell (Killour Star x unknown)


Carrie Passmore’s Country Mouse (Thistledown Copper Lustre x Sir Shutterfly)


Charlotte Nolan’s Mr Bingley (Barrowby Lord d’Arcy x Georgeo II (Charlie))


Sarah Baker’s Oakfordhouse Spartan (Jonkers Metyo x Bernwode Brokat (Brokat))


Lisa Wells’s Polmark Lola (Chycoose Troubadour x SOS Kantje’s Unicolor)


Robyn Crisp’s SB Champagne Lilli (River Blue Champagne x Ansata El Salaam (US))


Claire-Michelle Quinton’s Sir Gorgeous Danza (Woodlander Sir Gorgeous x Westenwind)





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