Looking back over another excellent 4 days of competition there were a few eye catching performances that we have not yet looked at in detail.
Cross Country day saw a tough course as to be expected at Badminton and from a breeding point of view the Irish Sport Horse rose to the top. Oliver Townend retained his overnight lead, although on his second placed dressage ride – Ballaghmor Class, son of the Holstein stallion Courage II.
Only 11 British bred horses came forward to start the dressage phase of the 2019 Badminton Horse Trials. With last year’s victors Jonelle Price and Classic Moet not defending their title this year, we look at some of remaining British bred contenders who we hope can keep British breeding in the headlines.
Tomorrow (Saturday 16th March) sees the Stallion Event taking place at Addington Manor in Buckinghamshire. The showcase of some of the very best sporthorse stallions standing in the UK is organised by British Breeding and supported by Baileys Horse Feeds and Competition Stallions.
There are too many stallions attending to preview each here but some of the most exciting already are featured on this site. They include:
Dankeschon – a recent arrival from Germany with an excellent small tour record about to start competing Grand Prix and with a wonderful damline
Noble Warrior – a tall, athletic British bred show jumper who is now competing internationally with some eye catching results
Volatis Defiant – a dual purpose gentleman of interest to showing, eventing and dressage breeders
Britannia’s Mail – a son of one of the greatest eventing mares ever, who is now at Advanced level himself
Multicouture – a young dual graded stallion with an eyecatching mix of colour genetics
Spring’s Spirit – a British bred eventing sire who has his first offspring on the sunshine tour this year
Tickets can be purchased on the door with the first horse in the arena at 10.30. There are a number of tradestands covering all aspects of the industry, and the stables will be open to the public. If you are thinking of covering your mare this season, this event cannot be missed.
A full list of stallions with start times can be found on https://british-breeding.com/stallion-event/2019-stallion-event
Every January prominent figures from around the breeding world come together at the Grange City Hotel in London to celebrate the best British bred young horses in all of the Olympic disciplines, as well as our best broodmares and top grooms. Organised by the British Horse Foundation, the evening also acts as a fundraiser for the charity’s activities.