Breeding British

Promoting excellence in British Breeding

Author: Sacha (Page 1 of 10)

World Equestrian Games – SJ Preview

The World Equestrian Games has certainly provided a lot of talking points on social media in the first week, and for the breeders among us there is a lot of interesting data to mull over after the dressage and eventing. But the show jumping is next on the horizon and there is some positive news for British breeding among the pre-entries.

There are 5 British bred entries, all of which are registered with the Anglo European Studbook. Two of those are on the British team, one for Ireland, one for Israel and one for Australia. Sadly the Irish entry EFS Top Contender did not make the trip to Tryon which is also a shame for his British based sire Lauriston.

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World Equestrian Games Preview

When championing British breeding, the best publicity is to see British bred horses competing at the biggest championships. Even if the mainstream media doesn’t pick up on bloodlines and pedigrees, we need to do everything we can to ensure any British bred achievement does not go unheralded.

For that reason, the selection of the teams for 2018 World Equestrian Games in Tyron can be considered both a success and a failure for the British bred Sport Horse.

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2018 Futurity Round Up

The 2018 Futurity is over for another year and the revamped series has been highly acclaimed for bringing in a team of excellent National and International judges and vets. Hopefully some future stars have been spotted among the young horses and ponies that came forward across the 11 venues.

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Burghley Young Event Horse

The Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse Finals have become the equivalent of our own Bundeschampionate with professionals, breeders and amateurs alike targeting their best young horses at the prestigious finals.

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Preview of AES Elite Auction

Friday 17th August sees the third running of the AES Elite Foal Auction at Addington. This year the collection focuses on the show jumping and eventing bred foals, with the dressage foals having their own auction at Stoneleigh in September.

With foals stabled onsite there will be plenty of chance for interested purchasers to inspect the foals at close quarters and they will all be presented in the main arena at 11am. This year the auction is also being livestreamed on Clip My Horse, and telephone bids are accepted. All the foals are British bred and have been selected after viewing days held around the country.

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World Championships for 6yo Dressage Horses – 2018

The 6 year old World Championship Final also did not disappoint in terms of food for thought as a breeder. These are some of the rides that caught my eye.

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World Championships for 7yo Young Dressage Horses 2018

As a breeder, I try and make good use of my subscription to internet channels such as Clip My Horse to watch equestrian events from around the globe, and am always making a mental note of  the bloodlines of horses that catch my eye. On this occasion I have been watching the World Young Horse Championships, which for the dressage horses is held at Ermelo in Holland.

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Hartpury Festival 2018 – Saturday

British bred talent was very much to the fore at the 2018 Hartpury Festival of Dressage. The highlight of the young horse classes on Saturday was the £1000 to the winner, Elite Stallions sponsored, Young Horse PSG.

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Bolesworth Elite Auction 2018

On Thursday 14th June, the Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show ran their Elite Foal and Yearling Auction in the beautiful grounds of Bolesworth Castle. Once again the auction attracted high caliber national and international buyers looking to source youngstock with impeccable jumping pedigrees.

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Badminton Contenders 2018

Every year we focus on the British bred contenders lining up for the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials – one of the pinnacle events of modern eventing. Any serious eventing breeder dreams of seeing a homebred horse gallop past Badminton House on cross country day, and for the lucky few listed below, that dream will come true this weekend.

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