BBN Hartpury Showcase a Success!

BBN Hartpury Showcase a Success!

  • Posted: Aug 14, 2015
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A good day was had by all breeders, owners and producers who entered their youngsters in the British Breeders Network Showcase at Hartpury on 9th August. The quality of horses presented was impressive, with many also achieving Elite and Higher First scores at their BEF Futurity assessments on the day.

We were delighted to be able to cooperate with the Studbooks who were concurrently grading participating mares into their studbooks, thus offering additional benefits to those who had made the effort to come. The SHBGB and Trakheners also provided special rosettes to those entries registered with them.

Our huge thanks go to all our judges, sponsors and volunteers; without whose support the show simply would not have been possible:

Jennie Loriston Clarke: Ridden Equitation
Hannah Bott: Ridden Equitation
Lynne Crowden: Futurity Showcases
Celia Clarke: Mare Show
Katy Holder Vale: Futurity Linear Scoring Explained
Jane Nixon: Futurity Vetting Explained
All IYB volunteers
The Stallion Company: Showjumpers
Harthill Stud: Eventers
Twemlows Stud Farm: Showcases
Woodlander Stud: Mares
Kevin Sparrow: Photography Website + show commentary
Horsepower Creative: Best young rider
Clarke Academic&Equine: Best Handler
SHBGB: mare gradings + rosettes
Trakheners: mare gradings + rosettes
WBS UK: mare gradings
BHHS: mare gradings

Our special thanks go to Gail Kingswell Trueman of web design, who single-handedly created (and sponsors) our website, showcase entry forms and catalogue, as well as fielding a myriad of members’ questions relating to showcase entries, BBN membership and all things technical.

All who attended agreed it was a very informative and enjoyable day and are keen for the BBN to put on more events like this in the future. If you aren’t already a member we urge you to join us, as amongst the many other benefits, members will enjoy discounted entry fees at all BBN events, and preferential rates on other products and services, such as Showcase photography by Kevin Sparrow, available to view and order online HERE, plus video footage of the event from Equivideo, which we hope to have available shortly!

Meantime; in celebration of the success of our first ever Showcase, British Breeders Network is pleased to announce a special discount off Year 1 Membership fees to anyone who entered their youngster in our Showcase, but who is not yet a member. If that describes YOU, please send email to and we will email you a code you can use when you join the BBN.