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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

Absolutely top quality filly foal for sale. This one is purpose bred for eventing and looks every inch the event horse.

She's by Persiflage, a 3*** eventer himself who is by the legendary Primitive Rising and from the motherline of Tamarillo who won Badminton 4**** with William Fox-Pitt.

Her dam is by Uptons Deli Circus. He won European YR eventing gold and has sired 4**** eventers.

Her motherline is also outstanding. It has produced a 4**** and Olympic eventer and a Horse of the Year Show supreme champion.

You really don't find many horses bred like this any more. So many 'eventers' are dressage horses without enough movement or jumpers without enough jump. This one is bred to event and comes from generations of the best bloodlines that are sane enough to do dressage, brave enough to go cross country and careful enough to do showjumping.

The filly that's for sale is the dark bay. I've included a photo of her yearling full sister (chestnut) so you can get an idea of how she will look when she's older. There's also a photo of her granddam (grey) who was a Rolls Royce of a bloodhounding horse and competed very successfully up to PSG. Finally there's a photo of her sire flying over a XC fence.

This filly has it all. She won't disappoint you!

Expected to make around 16.2-16.3hh.
OIRO £4750.
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