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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 GBMFS + Futurity Elite Championship Show Video

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100 horses contested 15 classes at the Baileys Horse Feeds sponsored, Great British Mare Foal & Youngstock and Futurity Elite Championships, held at Moreton Morrell College in Warwickshire on Saturday 9th September.

Despite the early start and late finish, punctuated by two dramatic thunderstorms, our breeders were not deterred from travelling from as far afield as North Yorkshire, Devon and Cornwall, to present the best of British horse breeding in the main arena in front of German judge Katrin Burger.

Open to all British-bred mares, foals and youngstock up to 3 years, of all disciplines, breeds and types, there was a class and championship for everyone. With generous prize money on offer for both horses and ponies, all horses placed 1st and 2nd went forward to the final championship judging.

Top honours and an impressive haul of awards went to Lisa Maynard’s 3-year-old stallion, Balou For Pleasure. This young Futurity Elite stallion sired by the famous Balou de Rouet, won the Futurity Show Jumper Championship, the GBMFS Show Jumper Championship and SHOW SUPREME, to take home 3 Championship titles on the day. Champion also at our Richmond Qualifier in July, Balou For Pleasure has racked up 4 championships in under 6 weeks! A truly remarkable result.

Equally well-deserved, Lynne Crowden’s young stallion, Woodlander Wild Love, sired by Woodlander Wild Child, won both the 2-year-old Futurity Dressage class and the Futurity Dressage Championship.

Our grateful thanks go to our generous sponsors – without whose support none of this would have been possible: Baileys Horse Feeds (main series sponsor) + Elite Stallions + Woodlander Stud + Sulby Hall Stud + Kevin Sparrow Photography + 1LG Digital.

2017 GBMFS & Futurity Elite Championships Results

Class 12:   FUTURITY Championship

Show Jumping Champion :  Balou For Pleasure

Show Jumping Reserve :         Lordships Oddball

Dressage Champion :  Woodlander Wild Love

Dressage Reserve :    Woodlander Gloria

Class 17: GBMFS Championship

Supreme Champion and Best Show Jumper     Balou For Pleasure

Reserve Champion and Best Dressage:  Woodlander Gloria

Best Eventer:  Stanbrook Hero MAY SELL

Best Pony:  Skelwith Lady Elenya FOR SALE

Reserve Dressage:  Tramontina For Elfenblume FOR SALE

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL RESULTS LIST

29th & 30th July GBMFS Regional Show Results

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Winner 2017 Croft Top: Faithfully Yours

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Winner 2017 Richmond: Balou For Pleasure

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Winner 2017 Wellington: Szaszu

View July Regional Show Results Here

Do you know a deserving someone who has made an outstanding lifetime contribution to the performance sport horse and pony breeding industry. Yes? then please nominate them via this link:
www.bef.co.uk/…/Stallion_AI_Services_Meritoire_Nomin…for the @Stallion AI Services Meritoire Award that will be presented at the British Breeders Awards Dinner, 13th January 2018. Nominations close on Monday 18th December 2017.
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Nominations Open for the Stallion AI Services Meritoire Award

The prestigious Stallion AI Services Meritoire Award is presented to the person who, in the opinion of the Awards Committee has made an outstanding lifetime contribution to the performance sport horse and pony breeding industry.

Previous winners have been the Louella Stud for their contribution to sport horse breeding; Johanna Vardon, founder of the National Foaling Bank, for her contribution to the health and wellbeing of orphaned foals; Archie Smith Maxwell, breeder of Jumbo, one of the highest ranking event sires of all time; Professor Graham Suggett in recognition for a lifetime’s contribution to breeding through encouraging British studbooks to work together and his Chairmanship of the former National Equine Database. In 2015, the Award was made posthumously to Richard Meade OBE, as it was in 2016 when the award was made to Richard Matson, who had very sadly passed away on 11th December 2015. Richard had been instrumental in driving forward many initiatives in the sport horse-breeding world and was the first member of Supporters of British Breeding, set up by Desi Dillingham who is the current and very well deserved recipient of the Meritoire Award.

Tullis Matson, Managing Director of Stallion AI Services says, “We are proud to sponsor the Meritoire Award, we pride ourselves on the professional and committed customer service we provide to our clients, which is in keeping with the philosophy of this award.

Stallion AI Services understands that quality and longevity must be a priority when considering how valuable any contribution has been to the horse world which we all value so much”.
If there is someone you believe has made, or is making a valuable contribution to this sector of the British breeding industry and would be a worthy recipient of this esteemed award, click on the link to download a nomination form. Nominations close on 18th December 2017.
Link: www.bef.co.uk/Detail.aspx?page=Breeders-Awards-Dinner

The award will be presented at the 21st Anniversary British Breeders Awards Celebratory Dinner, hosted and organised by the British Horse Foundation in London on 13 January 2018.
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