BRITISH BREEDERS’ NETWORK
The Future of Breeding!
British Breeders’ Network aims to support and promote the breeding of all types of British-bred horses and ponies – from native breeds to Thoroughbreds – from riding horses to future Olympic champions – and to develop a fully inclusive network owned by and for the benefit of all British equine breeders, by sharing best practice and creating relationships that support improved trade, wide participation and the breeding of horses ‘fit for purpose’.
2017 Regional Mare & Foal Shows Open For Entries 01 June
- 29 July a.m. Richmond Arena, North Yorkshire (Qualifier)
- 29 July p.m. Croft Top E.C. Lancashire (Qualifier)
- 30 July Wellington Riding, Hampshire (Qualifier)
- 09 September Moreton Morrell College, Warwickshire (Qualifier) + Championship
All Venues are qualifiers for the BBN Championships. A Futurity Championship for dressage and show jumping foals will also take place at our 09 September show.
Futurity championship classes are open to all foals and young-stock achieving either Elite or High First Premium Scores at the 2015, 2016 and 2017 Futurity Series. Dams of the aforementioned eligible foals and young-stock are also eligible for the futurity Mare Championship.
This year’s show series is open to all British bred mares 4 years and over, this year’s foals and young-stock aged 1-3 years of both genders. BBN is a fully inclusive network and welcomes equines of all breeds, including ponies, natives, warm-bloods, sports horses, TBs, Arabs… Classes will be split by age, gender, type and discipline.
Show schedules and online entry forms will be published both here and on our social media channels on or before 01 June. Entries close one week before each event is due to run. Postal entries will also be accepted. Late entries and entries on the day MAY be accepted, provided we are not already over-subscribed. To avoid disappointment you are advised to enter early.
Check back here regularly for updates.
View the VIDEO ‘Living With Valegro’ Here
For those members who were unable to attend our live event at the British Stallion Event when Alan Davies gave a talk to BBN members about his life with Valegro, we videod it and are delighted to announce that you can now view the video below – simply click the video icon:
BBN Appoints Keith Taylor as its new Chairman
In 2016 British Breeders’ Network saw its busiest year yet, with a range of new initiatives designed to help breeders promote their stock, achieve better sales and enhance the profile of British breeding, culminating in the appointment of a new Chairman; KEITH TAYLOR. From 2008 to Q3 2016 Keith Taylor was Chairman of the British Equestrian Federation.
Keith is already known to many of our members, as the founder of Seagry stud and also thanks to the extremely interesting talk he gave at the Stallion Event at Bury Farm in January 2016, when he spoke about his marketing experience in charge of Diageo’s highly regarded brands, and how this marketing expertise can be applied to the breeding industry.
BBN Events For 2017
We have a full schedule of events planned for the coming year; the first of which takes place at the British Stallion Event 2017 at Bury Farm on 7th January, when we have another exciting presentation planned – free for all BBN members – ‘Living With Valegro’ The Care & Management of an international Dressage Horse – a talk by Alan Davies, H&H Groom of the Year and of course, groom to Valegro himself. The team at British Breeders’ Network look forward to seeing you all at one of our planned EVENTS in 2017.
|2017||REGIONAL EVENTS CALENDAR|
|7 January||Living With Valegro – The Care & Management of an International Dressage Horse’ Presentation by Alan Davies at the British Stallion Event 2017, Bury Farm, Bucks|
|Early July||Mare & Foal Show at Ladykirk Stud, Berwick-on-Tweed, Scottish Borders (Date TBC)|
|29 July||Mare & Foal Show + Foal Showcase at Richmond E.C. Catterick, Richmond, NorthYorkshire|
|30 July||Mare & Foal Show + Foal Showcase at Wellington Riding Equestrian Centre, Hook, Hampshire|
|August||Mare assessments in parallel with/at all BEF Futurity 2017 venues/dates|
|9-10 September||Great British Mare & Foal Show (Qualifier & Championship) + Futurity Dressage & Show Jumping Elite/Higher First Champs (Venue TBC)|
Video: 2016 The Great British Mare & Foal Show
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