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British Breeding Performance Horse Futurity Evaluations

British Breeding Performance Horse Futurity Evaluations

The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) Futurity scheme will once again hold discipline-specific evaluations at venues across the UK during the last weeks of August 2017.

Entries open on 1 July and the dates and venues are as follows:

 

Monday 14 August

Valeview EC, Leicestershire

Tuesday 15 August

Richmond EC, North Yorkshire

Wednesday 16 August

Myerscough College, Lancashire

Friday 18 August

The College – Keysoe, Bedfordshire

Saturday 19 August

Writtle College, Essex

Monday 21 August

Tall Trees Arena, Cornwall

Tuesday 22 August

Hartpury College, Gloucestershire

Wednesday 23 August

Solihull RC, West Midlands

Wednesday 30 August

Catherston Stud, Hampshire

 

In addition, there is an exciting new scheme to recognise the performance of futurity graduates in the sport of endurance. The Endurance Futurity Graduate Scheme has been launched under the auspices of Endurance GB (EGB) to recognise the performance of endurance horses that are realising the potential identified at BEF Futurity evaluations when they were youngsters.

Rosettes sponsored by Phoenix Fields Arabians will be awarded to all futurity graduates registered with Endurance GB successfully achieving their first Novice, Open, Advanced and International (FEI) level at Endurance GB rides. This includes all horses graduating since 2009 when endurance first became part of BEF Futurity evaluations, and annually into the future. The scheme aims to recognise and encourage the breeding and early assessment of high calibre endurance horses, and their subsequent development by responsible owners and trainers to attain their highest potential.

It is also planned to award three trophies annually, sponsored by Hornshill Farm, to the highest performing horses at different levels and ages according to strict criteria in order to encourage careful and responsible development and protect horse welfare.

The resulting database of endurance horses evaluated at BEF Futurity events and subsequently graduating with EGB into equine athletes will be invaluable in guiding and tracking the breeding and development of performance horses for future competition at all levels. 

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