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4 Days Before Entries Close – Enter Now!

4 Days Before Entries Close – Enter Now!

  • Posted: Aug 29, 2018
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With even more prize money on offer than ever before, we are extremely lucky to have the support of ALL our sponsors, and in particular, series sponsor Baileys Horse Feeds who have continued to support us for yet another year and another Breeders’ Championship Show.

The 2018 show promises to be even bigger & better with the addition of new sponsors – British Dressage, British Showjumping & British Eventing – who recognise they have a pivotal role to play in supporting the ‘reimagined’ British Breeding Futurity.

As a result we are delighted that, for the first time this year, the Futurity Championship has been expanded to include the Futurity Eventing Championship, as well as the Show Jumping and Dressage Discipline Championships.

And there’s more… Both Futurity graduate mares AND dams of Futurity graduate offspring are eligible for the Supreme Futurity Mare Award, which will go to the highest placed Futurity Mare at the GBMS Grand Final.

With classes for both horses & pony mares, foals & youngstock, there’s a championship for everyone, not to mention the valuable feedback you’ll receive from our expert judge Hans Heinrich Breuning.

Now in it’s 3rd year, the Great British Mare Show has opened it’s doors this year to ALL mares, both horses & ponies, and reduced the minimum age from 4 to 3 years.

We’ve even opened up the show to youngstock not eligible for the Futurity or Foal Championships in response to member requests – so get those youngsters entered…

So if you’re thinking of entering please do so ASAP so we can finalise the show catalogue and class timings as entries close in just 4 days!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE REVISED CLASS SCHEDULE

CLICK HERE TO ENTER ALL BBN GBMS / SPSS / YOUNGSTOCK / FUTURITY CLASSES

Show Schedule Changes

Show Schedule Changes

  • Posted: Aug 22, 2018
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STOP PRESS! GREAT BRITISH MARE SHOW SCHEDULE CHANGES

Please note that all Saturday GBMS & SPSS Part 1 classes will now run on Sunday 09 September combined with their equivalent Day 2 class, before the GFMS Grand Final with their Part 2 equivalent class and run on Sunday 9th September, before the GBMS Grand Final.

This is partly because most owners prefer to enter on the Sunday and not the Saturday as they hope to qualify for the Grand Final on the same day, and partly because owners with foals entered for the Saturday Elite Foal Championship don’t want to tire the foals out running beside the mares before the foal championships.

Any Saturday entries already received with be transferred to the equivalent Sunday class unless you advise that you wish to withdraw and be refunded before entries close on 1st September.

We’ve also been asked if we could run extra youngstock classes along similar lines to last year for owners with foals and youngstock up to 3 years that have not qualified for any of the championships.

We will try to accommodate this request provided there are sufficient entries to make these extra classes viable. We really need to know how many of you are interested in these extra classes and what youngstock you want to bring ASAP.

Because it will take time for us to update the schedule and online entry system can we ask you to email us ASAP if you want more youngstock classes at info@britishbreeders.org. This will enable to make a decision about viability sooner rather than later.

For all other GBMS / SPSS and Futurity Championship classes please get your entries in now… Spectator entrance is free for the GBMS and Futurity Championships.

If you have any questions about entering your animals, which classes you can enter, or stabling arrangements at Moreton Morrell, please do not hesitate to contact us. We would be delighted to help.

Enter the 2018 Futurity Championships NOW!

Enter the 2018 Futurity Championships NOW!

  • Posted: Aug 19, 2018
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With just 2 weeks to go before the 2018 Futurity Elite Championships on 9th September at Moreton Morrell, the clock is ticking and it’s time to get your entries in now…

The Futurity Championships follow on immediately after the GB Mare Show Grand Final in the morning.

  • OPEN TO ALL ELITE & HIGHER FIRST SCORING HORSE & PONY FOALS, 1, 2 & 3 YEAR-OLDS
  • AGE CHAMPIONSHIP CASH PRIZES FOR ALL 1ST & 2ND PLACED FOALS & YOUNGSTOCK
  • DRESSAGE, JUMPING, EVENTING HORSE & PONY CHAMPIONSHIP CASH PRIZES
  • + OVERALL SUPREME FUTURITY CHAMPION & RESERVE CHAMPION AWARDS.

If you’re interested in what it takes to breed a future champion yourself, or are looking to purchase one of the superb foals and youngsters that will be strutting their stuff at the BBN Championships, then save the date in your diary and come along to Moreton Morrell College in Warwickshire on 8th and 9th September where we have a packed schedule of classes with championships on both days + the gala foal event on the Saturday evening. Spectator entrance is free for the GBMS and Futurity Championships both days.

If you have any questions about entering your animals, which classes you can enter, or stabling arrangements at Moreton Morrell, please do not hesitate to contact us. We would be delighted to help.

Enter the 2018 GB Mare Show NOW!

Enter the 2018 GB Mare Show NOW!

  • Posted: Aug 19, 2018
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With just 2 weeks to go before the 2018 GB Mare Show & Championships on 8th and 9th September, the clock is ticking and it’s time to get your entries in now…

  • ALL 3+ YEAR-OLD HORSE & PONY MARES ARE INVITED – WITH OR WITHOUT FOAL AT FOOT.
  • NO PRE-QUALIFICATION REQUIRED.
  • DISCIPLINE CHAMPION CASH PRIZES BOTH DAYS.
  • 1ST & 2ND SEMI-FINALISTS ALSO QUALIFY FOR DAY 2 GBMS GRAND FINAL.
  • GRAND FINAL DISCIPLINE CHAMPION CASH PRIZES
  • + FUTURITY + SUPREME CHAMPION MARE AWARDS

If you’re interested in what it takes to breed a future champion yourself, or are looking to purchase one of the superb foals and youngsters that will be strutting their stuff at the BBN Championships, then save the date in your diary and come along to Moreton Morrell College in Warwickshire on 8th and 9th September where we have a packed schedule of classes with championships on both days + the gala foal event on the Saturday evening. Spectator entrance is free for the GBMS and Futurity Championships both days.

If you have any questions about entering your animals, which classes you can enter, or stabling arrangements at Moreton Morrell, please do not hesitate to contact us. We would be delighted to help.

4 Weeks To Go – Enter Now!

4 Weeks To Go – Enter Now!

  • Posted: Aug 07, 2018
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All Classes under cover on a surface, so whatever the weather throws at us, we’ve got your covered! Don’t miss the biggest breeding event of 2018 – the BBN Great British Mare Show & British Breeding Futurity Championships at Moreton Morrell College on 8 and 9 September. With only 4 weeks to go before this event, make sure you get your entries in and book your stabling in plenty of time to avoid disappointment.
Classes can be viewed at: http://britishbreedersnetwork.org/breeders-championship-show-2018/
Online entries go here: http://britishbreedersnetwork.org/online-entries-2018/

2018 Futurity Championships – ALL Disciplines Invited

2018 Futurity Championships – ALL Disciplines Invited

  • Posted: Jul 16, 2018
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FUTURITY ELITE + HIGHER FIRST PREMIUM CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • OPEN TO ALL FOALS, 1, 2 & 3 YEAR-OLD FOAL 1, 2 & 3 YEAR-OLDS
  • Scoring Elite or Higher First Premium at ANY Futurity in ANY year, with
  • DISCIPLINE AWARDS FOR DRESSAGE, JUMPING (& new for 2018) EVENTING!
  • BIG £££ cash prizes + Special awards for Futurity Mares & Dams of Futurity Graduates
  • Takes place on Day 2 of the Great British Mare Show / Championships
  • 09 September @ Moreton Morrell College, Warkwickshire

View the class schedule here

ALL Mares Invited to the GB Mare Show

ALL Mares Invited to the GB Mare Show

  • Posted: Jul 16, 2018
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Now a 2-Day Show + Mare Championship

  • 08 – 09 September @ Moreton Morrell College, Warwickshire
  • ALL HORSE & PONY MARES 3 YEARS & OVER INVITED – NO qualification necessary
  • for a chance to win BIG £££ cash prizes in the Grand Final on Day 2
  • DISCIPLINE AWARDS FOR DRESSAGE, JUMPING & EVENTING
  • Awards for mares & dams of Futurity Elite & Higher First graduates in any Futurity year.

View the class schedule here

NEW FUTURE FOR FUTURITY – BEF PRESS RELEASE

NEW FUTURE FOR FUTURITY – BEF PRESS RELEASE

  • Posted: Apr 12, 2018
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‘NEW FUTURE FOR FUTURITY’ – BEF PRESS RELEASE 11th APRIL 2018

The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) is pleased to announce the continuation of its Equine Development programme, following its handover to a new company formed by a partnership of industry experts. The group came together in a bid to take on the running of the activities, which consist of a stallion show, breeding magazine and the young stock evaluations known as the Futurity and Equine Bridge. The new organisation will take on the name British Breeding.

The company will be co-directed by Jane Skepper of Horse IT; Rachael Holdsworth of Holdsworth PR; Sacha Shaw of Breeding British; Joris van den Oetelaar who is a director of the Anglo European Studbook; and Dr Eva-Maria Broomer of Horsepower Creative.

The CEOs of the three Olympic Disciplines, British Dressage, British Eventing and British Showjumping – and Sandy Senior representing the British Breeders Network, will each have a non-executive director seat on its board, in order to promote closer cooperation between British breeders and the sport and to ensure inclusivity and a wide reach of the programmes. The company will have an independent non-executive chair, Jan Rogers, director of Research and Policy at The Horse Trust and the former head of Equine Develolpment at the BEF.

In adopting the holistic approach of joining up the breeding world with the sport, the company has a strong business plan to secure the future of all elements of the programmes for the continued benefit of breeders and horse sport alike.

Says Iain Graham, chief executive of British Showjumping: “We are pleased to be involved in the continued development of young British-bred sport horses through the activities of the new group. The importance of strong links between breeders and the sport cannot be underestimated, and with the diversity of people participating in showjumping, there is a need to produce good quality horses that have the potential to compete at all levels”.

Chief Executive of British Dressage, Jason Brautigam added: “These programmes are invaluable in continuing to develop and nurture equine talent. Strategically it is a vital component for the future of equestrian sport and British Dressage is fully committed to supporting this process. The Futurity evaluation and veterinary assessment identifies horses that may go on to compete successfully at all levels by cultivating soundness and longevity, not only for the welfare of the horse but also for the benefit of our sport as a whole”.

“This is an exciting opportunity for us to work together to increase the chances of the many talented British-bred horses going to British riders who will maximise their potential”, adds David Holmes, chief executive of British Eventing. “British-bred horses and their breeders need the recognition they deserve, and we need to work to stem the tide of buyers going abroad”.

Nick Fellows, chief executive of the BEF concludes: “Our equine development programme has been fundamental to the future of British breeding and it has been our main aim, over these last few months, to find a safe set of hands to take it forward. The new organisation has exciting plans that will ensure the continuation of the integrity and standards the BEF created”.

“These are exciting times and we are all eager to move forward with our plans”, says Rachael Holdsworth. “The hard work starts now, but we are already well advanced with plans for the Futurity evaluations and a new marketing strategy. We look forward to working with breeders and providing the infrastructure to allow their horses to gain the recognition and reputation they so richly deserve”.

An announcement on Futurity dates will be made soon, along with entry details. Anyone wishing to register their interest this year should email futurity@holdsworthpr.co.uk

ENDS

For more press information, contact:

Rachael Holdsworth on 01903 892060 or email rachael@holdsworthpr.co.uk

For any BEF related enquiries, please contact Pippa Wade – pippa.wade@bef.co.uk / 02476698877

Information for editors

The partnership has already successfully delivered the Competition Stallions Event at Addington Equestrian Centre on 18 February, which showcased 62 stallions, including five Olympic horses. Over 1000 people attended, supported by international riders like Gemma Tattersall, and John and Michael Whitaker who showed their stallions.

British Breeder magazine will continue to deliver news from British studbooks and has exciting content planned to include features, interviews, scientific studies and veterinary articles. The vision of the magazine is to develop a wider appeal to foster stronger links between breeding and the sport.

The popular Futurity series will be revitalised, with dates in July and August, a new judging panel and veterinary assessment services, offering valuable opportunities to breeders. The scoring assessment has been developed in line with the very latest developments in phenotyping research and in consultation with international specialists to create a world-leading evaluation system. There are also plans to develop the Equine Bridge to provide opportunities to match horses with riders.

Jane Skepper is a fifth-generation horse breeder whose family have bred thoroughbreds, arabs and sport horses. She has competed in both BE and BS and runs Heritage Stud in Suffolk. Jane also runs Horse IT Ltd, and launched the Competition Stallions Guide in 2012.

Rachael Holdsworth has worked in PR and marketing in the equestrian industry for many years, launching her own agency, Holdsworth PR, in 2001. She has ridden and owned horses from a young age and understands the needs of breeders through her work with the BEF Futurity over the past eight years.

Sacha Shaw breeds sport and show horses under the Volatis prefix and owns the WBS-UK graded stallion, Volatis Defiant, as part of the Defiant Syndicate. She has been a Futurity evaluator and has spent time working on a large breeding and show jumping station in Germany. She has written breeding articles for many publications and runs the Breeding British website and blog and works for the National Pony Society. Sacha is a qualified accountant and was previously the Equestrian Manager for Horse of the Year Show.

Joris van den Oetelaar comes from a family of breeders and equestrian enthusiasts and owns a successful stud in the Netherlands, from where he runs one of the country’s largest events centres. He is a director of the Anglo European Stud Book with a particular specialism in IT and database development.

Dr Eva-Maria Broomer is a small breeder of dressage horses, a passion she combines with academic teaching and research. Her interest in breeding and equestrianism has led her to found Horsepower Creative, specialising in automotive and equine PR and photography, working with a wide range of breeders and breeding related companies.

Sandy Senior is a British Breeders Network Board Director and owner of Glossoms Farm Stud.

Championship Show Catalogue Now Online

Championship Show Catalogue Now Online

  • Posted: Sep 05, 2017
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View the 2017 GBMFS and Futurity Elite Championship Show Catalogue here

All entrants can check their entry, bridle number and approximate time for each class on the atalogue.

Last Chance To Enter Baileys Horse Feeds Sponsored GBMFS + Futurity Champs 2017

Last Chance To Enter Baileys Horse Feeds Sponsored GBMFS + Futurity Champs 2017

  • Posted: Sep 03, 2017
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Enter Here Now! The Show Catalogue goes to print Monday / Tuesday. Late entries on the day MAY be available subject to space / time. Don’t miss out. This is your last chance to enter the BBN’s flagship show, sponsored by Baileys Horse Feeds, at Morton Morrell College, Warwickshire on 9th September – AND – your last chance to qualify for the GBMFS Championships in the afternoon if you’re not already qualified.

Order of Classes

8.00 a.m. – 2017 GBMFS Qualifier Classes:  Open to British-bred Mares 4 + years , Foals and Youngstock aged 1 – 3 years; both horses and ponies, all breeds and disciplines. All 1st – 3rd placed horses qualify for the Championship Classes.

11.30 a. m. approx – 2017 Elite Futurity Championship Classes: Open to British-bred pre-qualified, BEF Futurity Higher First + Elite scoring Dressage + Showjumping (not Eventers) from Foals to 3 years and their dams.

5.00 p.m. – 2017 GBMFS Championship Classes: Open to all 1st – 3rd placed horses already qualified at our July Regionals + all that qualify in the morning at Moreton Morrell.

Format For All Qualifier and Championship Classes: Classes are grouped by age but judged separately by discipline. Each horse is judged individually initially. 3 year-old jumpers / eventers will also loose jump. All horses enter the ‘walk ring’ together for final judging. More information can be found here.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER ALL CLASSES ONLINE: Qualifiers + GBMFS Champs + Futurity Champs

Enter Now: GBMFS + Futurity Championships 09 September

Enter Now: GBMFS + Futurity Championships 09 September

  • Posted: Aug 25, 2017
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2017 GBMFS Qualifier Classes:  Open to British-bred Mares 4 + years , Foals and Youngstock aged 1 – 3 years; both horses and ponies, all breeds and disciplines. This is your last chance to qualify for the GBMFS Championships at Moreton Morrell on 09 September. All 1st – 3rd placed horses qualify.

2017 GBMFS Championship Classes: Open to all 1st – 3rd placed horses qualified at our July Regionals + all that qualify in the a.m. at Moreton Morrell.

2017 Elite Futurity Championship Classes: Open to British-bred pre-qualified, BEF Futurity Higher First + Elite scoring Dressage + Showjumping (not Eventers) from Foals to 3 years and their dams.

Format For All Qualifier and Championship Classes: Classes are grouped by age but judged separately by discipline. Each horse is judged individually initially + 3 year-old jumpers / eventers will also loose jump. All horses enter the ‘walk ring’ together for final judging. More information can be found here.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER ALL CLASSES ONLINE: Qualifiers + GBMFS Champs + Futurity Champs

Katrin Bürger To Judge The Baileys Horse Feeds BBN + Futurity Championships 2017

Katrin Bürger To Judge The Baileys Horse Feeds BBN + Futurity Championships 2017

  • Posted: Aug 17, 2017
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We are very privileged to announce as our Judge for the Baileys Horse Feeds sponsored British Breeders Network Championships for 2017, the extraordinarily experienced Judge, Rider and Trainer, Katrin Bürger.

Katrin Burger is a graduate in agricultural engineering, but was an early and passionate rider. She made an internship at Gestuet Birkhof, a jumping and dressage breeding station in the South of Germany and became later the Head of Gestuet Schlossacker also in the South and, in parallel with this busy career running a breeding and young horse training station, she was a consistently successful rider of young horses at the German Bundeschampionat. Her successful rides include many unforgettable names such as French Kiss, Sir Oldenburg. Sir Nymphenburg, Daktyllius, Sterntanzer and in more recent years Sir Solitaer, Santo Dottoro, Danzarino and many more besides. From three year old Materiale classes to Grand Prix, Katrin has trained, ridden and been decorated with success with these special animals.

Most formatively, she spent nearly ten years as the Vice Chairman of Breeding at the Oldenburg Verband with responsibilities in all aspects of breeding for Oldenburg worldwide. Her experience of Foal Championships, Stallion Licensing and young horse selection and judging is deep and wide. She has given one of the most interesting and compelling lectures at the FEI Young Horse Breeding Seminar with some clear ideas for the direction of the breeding, marketing and training of future international horses.

She has now returned to South Germany where, with her partner she rides and trains both people and horses and is actively involved in the training of pony riders.

We thank her for joining us at Moreton Morrell on 9th September 2017 for our Baileys Horse Feeds Futurity Championships for Dressage and Showjumping and the Qualification and Finals of the Great Brutish Mare & Foal Show Series.

July GBMFS Show Photography

July GBMFS Show Photography

  • Posted: Aug 05, 2017
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Pictured: Longacres Super Sonic / Samara Fly x Trendy B (Equador)

Pictured: Longacres Super Sonic / Samara Fly x Trendy B (Equador)

Photographs by Kevin Sparrow from last weekend’s July GBMFS regional shows at Richmond Arena, North Yorkshire, Croft Top Equestrian, Lancashire and Wellington Riding, Hampshire; are now available to view online on the photographer’s website at www.kevinsparrow.co.uk.

Kevin has kindly offered to reduce his prices by 10% off his standard show photography prices for all BBN show entrants. However,  as his website is currently not set up to handle discounts at the time of order, you need to pay the standard price and leave a message in the comments box stating the BBN show you attended and the name of the horse entered. Kevin will then straightaway process a 10% refund directly via whatever payment method you used. If you have any questions about this please don’t hesitate to call the show secretary on 07836 235981 or email us at info@britishbreedersnetwork.org.

Meantime, even if you did not compete last week, please take a look at Kevin’s website as, whatever your horse’s breed or discipline, you may be interested in his private photoshoot services . Here’s how Kevin introduces himself on his website:

Kevin Sparrow – international dressage photography

Kevin is an internationally recognised equine photographer with a real passion for horses. He has been photographing horses since 1989, from the most elite sports horses in the world to the most loved, his specialty is recording that ephemeral moment that captures the true spirit and beauty of the horse and moments of sporting history.

He is an expert in stud photography, dressage, equine portraits, advertising and publicity shots as well as providing much cherished photographs for grass roots riders and horse owners.

Kevin’s work frequently appears in Horse and Hound, British Dressage Magazine and other leading publications at home and abroad, and he can count some of the equine world’s most famous names amongst his clients.

Whatever your equine photography needs however ambitious or humble, Kevin can exceed your expectations, so please click here to contact us.

Kevin regularly attends dressage shows across the UK and Europe; his pictures are available for you to view and buy, please visit the buy pictures section.

More pages, including galleries showing some of Kevin’s most iconic pictures, will appear shortly, so make sure you keep checking back.

 

GBMFS & Futurity Elite Championship Show

GBMFS & Futurity Elite Championship Show

  • Posted: Aug 01, 2017
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ENTER HERE NOW – THERE’S STILL TIME TO QUALIFY – ENTRIES CLOSE FRIDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER!

Sponsored by Baileys Horse Feeds, the 2017 GBMFS + Futurity Elite Championships Show takes place on 09 September at Moreton Morrell College in Warwickshire.

With generous class cash prizes + a top youngstock judge to give you the benefit of their expertise, there’s something for everyone at our Championship Show. Many of the entries are (or may be) for sale, so would be buyers are also welcome to attend – entry is FREE!

New entrants can still qualify in the morning, before the championship classes start. Classes are open to all British-bred horses and ponies of all breeds and disciplines, from foals to 3 year-olds + mares 4 years and above. Classes are divided into age groups and judged split by discipline e.g. dressage, jumping, eventing, ensurance, showing, heritage etc. All classes are inhand. 3 year-old jumpers and eventers will also loose jump.

Get your entries in now for the morning qualifiers and to secure your place in the GBMFS Championships later in the day, and a chance at winning the title SHOW SUPREME! All entrants placed 1st – 3rd at any of the 3 July regional qualifer shows are already qualified and eligible to enter any GBMFS Championship class (entry fees apply).

Horses already awarded Show Supreme or Reserve Champion are pre-entered for the Championship (no entry fee required) but you must let us know you will be coming to defend your title. Please contact the show secretary on 07836 235981 or email info@britishbreedersnetwork.org to confirm your attendance.

This show also hosts the Baileys Dressage and Show Jumping Futurity Elite Championships (exckudes Eventers). Any Futurity Elite or Higher First Premium scoring foal, yearling, 2 or 3 year-old + the dam of eligible youngstock can enter the Futurity Championships that follow the GBMFS championships in the afternoon.

Entry fees £20 for members and £25 for non-members. Stabling available onsite by arrangement with the venue. If you’re wondering how to present your horse at the show, see our SHOW PRESENTATION GUIDE

GBMFS QUALIFYING CLASSES:

Class #: 3 Year-Old Youngstock
Class #: 2 Year-Old Youngstock
Class #: Yearlings
Class #: Foals
Class #: Mares 4 + Years

GBMFS CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSES:

Class #: 3 Year-Old Youngstock
Class #: 2 Year-Old Youngstock
Class #: Yearlings
Class #: Foals
Class #: Mares 4 + Years

FUTURITY ELITE CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSES

Class #: 3 Year-Old Youngstock
Class #: 2 Year-Old Youngstock
Class #: Yearlings
Class #: Foals
Class #: Dams of qualified youngstock

ENTER ONLINE HERE

TRADESTAND SPACES AND SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES EXIST FOR ALL CLASSES – BOTH GBMFS AND FUTURITY! Don’t hesitate to EMAIL US, phone us on 07836 235981, or FACEBOOK message us.

Results: 29th & 30th July GBMFS Shows

Results: 29th & 30th July GBMFS Shows

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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

RICHMOND ARENA North Yorkshire – 29th July a.m.

Class 1: 3-Year-Old Youngstock

1st    Balou For Pleasure  (Show Jumping)

Balou de Rouet x Landmark

Breeder/Owner: Lisa Maynard

1st    Cornsay Diadem  (Eventing)

Littledale Brightspark x Cornsay Sloe

Breeder/ Owner  Louise Smales & Helen Copeland

1st  Thistledown Bow & Arrow  (Heritage)

Thistledown El Toro x Velvet Bow

Breeder Sandy Thompson

Owner  Louise Smales & Helen Copeland

1st   Salaan    (Dressage)

Sir Donnerhall I  x Lover Me Tender

Owner / Breeder: Fiona Casswell

Class 2: Yearlings

1st   Forgiveness  (Dressage)

Finest x Dormello

Breeder: Megan Kellett Jones / Owner: Phillip Jones

Class 3: 2-Year-Old Youngstock

1st  Cornsay Inquisitor  (Eventing)

Future Gravitas x Thethingaboutitis

Owner/ Breeder: Hellen Copeland

Class 4: Foals

1st   Feestvarken  (Eventing)

Gambler x Proud Citizen

Owner/Breeder: Yvonne Scales

2nd Dark Opposition  (Eventing)

Denver LG x Fleetwater Opposition

Owner/ Breeder: Yvonne Scales

1st   Black Swan  (Dressage)

Gambler x Fuerst Heinrich

Owner/Breeder: Yvonne  Scales

1st  Rupert  (Pony)

Roundhills Blue Moon x Kellythorpes Ruby Slippers

Owner/ Breeder; Janette Vernon

Class 5: Mares

1st  Kellythorpes Ruby Slippers  (Pony)

Honeypot Sporran x Belle

Owner/ Breeder: Jannette Vernon

Class 6: Championship

Supreme Champion : Balou For Pleasure

Reserve : Feestvarken


CROFT TOP Lancashire 29th July p.m.

Class 7: 3-Year-Old Youngstock

 1st  With Love JM   (Dressage)

Wolkenderry x Sandro Bedo

Owner/Breeder: Jackie Mathieson

2nd AP India Star (Dressage)

Samara Fly x Unknown

Owner/Breeder: Caroline Dickens

Class 8: 2-Year-Old Youngstock

1st  Faithfully Yours  (Dressage)

Blue Hors Farrell x Rosentau

Owner/ Breeder: Sandra Tinker

2nd Wadacre Benedict  (Dressage)

Bretton Woods x Waikiki of Wadacre

Breeder: Jeanette Matthews Griffiths / Owner Laura Carney

1st  Venterprise   (Jumping)

Voltaire x Springfield Symphony

Owner/ Breeder: John Chambers

Class 9 : Yearlings

1st   Lanaken SSH   (Eventing)

Kambarbay x San Remo

Owner: Jackie Mathieson

1st Savino  (Dressage)

Samara Fly x Strathmore Jantin

Owner/Breeder: Leah Barnes

1st  Kydan Waterloo Gold   (Showjumping)

Zandio O x Craigmanchie Gold

Owner/ Breeder: Vicky Holt

Class 10 : Foals

1st  Fosshey For Fun  (Dressage)

For Romance x Riverside

Owner/ Breeder: Sandra Tinker

1st  Kydan Rose   (Showjumping)

Zandio O x Craigmanchie Gold

Owner/Breeder: Vicky Holt

1st  Smooth Gold on Ice   (Eventing)

Dunhill Desert Storm x Crown Ace of Pearl

Owner/Breeder: Karen Salkeld

2nd Chad  (Eventing)

Claudio Sunlight x Chilli Morning

Owner/ Breeder: Emma Drake

Class 11 : Mares

 1st   Donamertrine    (Dressage)

Don Frederic x Rosentau

Owner/ Breeder: Sandra Tinker

1st  LG Chill in the Air    (Eventing)

Chilli Morning x Shaunas Diamond

Breeder: Mike Battersby / Owner: Emma Drake

Class 12:    Championship

Supreme Champion :  Faithfully Yours

Reserve :          Lanaken SSH


Wellington Riding Hampshire 30th July 

Class 13: 3-Year-Old Youngstock

1st  Craic   (Eventing)

Grafenstolz x Flying Visitor

Owner / Breeder: Lisa Maynard

1st  Longacres Super Sonic   (Jumping)

Samara Fly x Trendy B

Owner Gail Kingswell Trueman / Breeder Mandy Sanderson

1st  Szaszu   (Dressage)

Zack x St Pr Limoncello

Owner / Breeder: Sarah Lucas

2nd   Hammerwood Riola  (Dressage)  

 Rhondeo x Chiara

Owner / Breeder: Pippa Drew

Class 14: 2-Year-Old Youngstock

1st   Flying Gravitas (Eventing)

Future Gravitas x Flying Visitor

Owner / Breeder: Lisa Maynard

1st  Hammerwood Ritz    (Sports Pony)

Owner / Breeder: Pippa Drew

Class 15: Yearlings

1st   Pleasure D’Or  (Jumping)

Coupe Gold x Lordships La Rochelle

Owner: Sharon Cousins / Breeder: Lisa Maynard

1st  Hammerwood Ruscha  (Dressage Pony)

Rembrandt DDH x Chiara

1st  Butterfly  (Dressage)

Buckingham x Madam

Owner: Gail Kingswell Trueman / Breeder: Dr G Mindermann

1st  Champagne Time BDA Z       (Eventing)

Canturano x Cedi

Owner: Sharon Cousins / Breeder: Kelly Aldous

Class 16: Foals

1st   Esperantos     (Eventing)

Edbantos x Opportunity Summertime

Owner / Breeder: Nicola Marins

1st  Tramontana   Fides   (Dressage)

For Romance x Damina

Owner Breeder: Nicole Nelson

2nd   Don Consul    (Dressage)

Don Nobless x Katinka

Owner / Breeder: Lynne Crowden

Class 17: Championship

Show Supreme     Szaszu   (Dressage)

Zack x St Pr Limoncello

Owner / Breeder: Sarah Lucas

Reserve:  Tramontana   Fides   (Dressage)

For Romance x Damina

Owner Breeder: Nicole Nelson

Reserve:  Flying Gravitas  (Eventing)

Owner / Breeder: Lisa Maynard

6 Weeks to the First 2017 GBMFYS Show

6 Weeks to the First 2017 GBMFYS Show

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With just 6 weeks to the first BBN Qualifier Show for the 2017 Great British Mare & Foal & Youngstock Championship, it’s time to mark your calendar and get your entries in now – especially if your youngster is being offered for sale, so we can get busy promoting it for you.

GBMFYS Shows

  • 29 July a.m. Richmond E.C. & Arena, Catterick North Yorkshire (GBMFYS Qualifier + Sales Showcase)
  • 29 July p.m. Croft Top E.C. Accrington Lancashire (BBN Qualifier + Sales Showcase)
  • 30 July Wellington Riding, Hook, Hampshire (BBN Qualifier + Sales Showcase)
  • 09 Sept a.m. Moreton Morrell College, Warwickshire (BBN Qualifier + Sales Showcase)
  • 09 Sept. p.m. Moreton Morrell GBMFYS CHAMPIONSHIPS + FUTURITY CHAMPIONSHIPS

GBMFYS Classes

  • Foals Dressage
  • Foals Jumping
  • Foals Eventing
  • Foals Endurance
  • Foals Showing
  • Foals Other
  • Young-stock Dressage
  • Young-stock Jumping
  • Young-stock Eventing
  • Young-stock Endurance
  • Young-stock Showing
  • Young-stock Other
  • Mares Dressage
  • Mares Jumping
  • Mares Eventing
  • Mares Endurance
  • Mares Showing
  • Mares Other

More information on classes, eligibility and how to enter can be found here: Event Information

2017 BBN Regional Mare & Foal Shows Open For Entries 01 June

2017 BBN Regional Mare & Foal Shows Open For Entries 01 June

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British Breeders Network 2017 Regional Mare & Foal Shows and Championship Show schedules and online entry forms will be published here and on our social media on or before 01 June. Postal entries will also be accepted. This year’s show series is open to all British bred mares, foals and youngstock 1-3 years and for all disciplines and breeds, from natives to warmbloods and more. Early entry encouraged. Check back here regularly for updates.

BBN Talk ‘Living With Valegro’ at the British Stallion Event 2017

BBN Talk ‘Living With Valegro’ at the British Stallion Event 2017

  • Posted: Jan 14, 2017
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We very much enjoyed our time at the British Stallion Event on Saturday, 7th January 2017. With 58 stallions presented across all three Olympic discipline, it was great to see the depth and breadth of British breeding and stallions standing in this country. As always, the event felt uplifting and friendly, with visitors able to see the stallions in the arena, as well as in the stable, and meet their owners and riders. We would like to thank the many people who worked so hard to make this event a success, and in particular Cat Wood and Jan Rogers from the BEF.

One of the most important objectives to secure the future of British breeding is to create strong and lasting bonds between breeders and the sport. It is for this reason that we were delighted that Alan Davies, groom of none other than the celebrated Valegro, agreed to give a talk about what it’s like living and working with an equine superstar at the top of his career and constantly in the public eye.

Alan’s talk was truly eye opening and gave us a highly valuable insight into the day-to-day life of an international competition horse. It was inspiring to see the level of care and attention to detail, as well as the love and enthusiasm that goes into looking after a horse like Valegro

BBN members got the opportunity to ask questions about Valegro’s care and management at home and at big events like the WEG and Olympics. A BBN members only event, we were delighted ‘Living With Valegro’ was so well attended and enjoyed by everyone who came. Feedback has been incredibly positive.

On behalf of the BBN team, Directors and Members, our Chairman Keith Taylor has written to Alan to express all our thanks for coming to talk to us and to send our very best wishes to Valegro.

BBN members attending the event were able to come and chat with us on Stand #12, and enjoyed free coffee all day + glass of Bucks Fizz during Alan’s talk on Valegro. For those members who could not make it, we will be posting a video of Alan’s talk on our website shortly, so watch this space.

Merry Christmas from British Breeders’ Network

Merry Christmas from British Breeders’ Network

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Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas from the team at British Breeders’ Network – make it an Awesome one!

See you in the New Year at the British Stallion Event on 7th January…

Keith Taylor Appointed BBN Chairman

Keith Taylor Appointed BBN Chairman

  • Posted: Dec 23, 2016
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Christmas 2016 Sees Keith Taylor Appointed Chairman of the British Breeders’ Network

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.

We are now also delighted to announce that the year culminates with the appointment of a new BBN Chairman; KEITH TAYLOR.

From 2008 to Q3 2016 Keith Taylor was Chairman of the British Equestrian Federation. During his period in office, the BEF benefited from record levels of investment and Team GBR achieved unparalleled equestrian sporting success.

Keith’s previous professional career spanned 30+ years in senior management with Diageo Plc and Mars Inc; famous for household brands: Guinness, Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff and Pedigree pet food.

Following his ‘retirement’, Keith established the dressage breeding and training facility; Seagry Stud in North Wiltshire.

Keith is already known to many of our members, thanks to an extremely interesting and stimulating 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.

Keith will use his commercial marketing, brand management experience and passion for breeding to good effect in his role as BBN Chairman and will no doubt be a great asset to the network and its members, and we are excited to be working with him.

The BBN looks forward to building on our experiences from 2016 and growing our activities for 2017.

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