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British Stallion Event 2017 – Ponies

The breeding of British sport ponies seems to be gaining more and more popularity. With the profile of the Sport Pony Stud Book Society (SPSS) on the increase and even the more traditional societies like the National Pony Society (NPS) adding in more performance classes, it is an apt time to review the pony stallions that were presented at the BBSH Stallion Event, last weekend (7th January 2017)

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British Stallion Event 2017 – Dressage

The largest section of stallions forward were being showcased for dressage. There were 25 stallions entered in this section, 3 of which were pony stallions and 1 who did not come forward.

Most of the commentary in this section was provided by Lynne Crowden (Woodlander Stud) whose in depth knowledge of bloodlines means she can ad-lib where the provided commentary notes fall short, and her enthusiasm and passion added greatly to the event. I don’t think the importance of the right commentator can be stressed enough when trying to engage the audience.

It was generally agreed among the spectators that the standard of presentation is improving each year, and there were a few stallions forward that were as good a standard as you would find at the stallion shows in mainland Europe.

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British Stallion Event 2017 – Eventing

The British Stallion Event, was held for the second time at Bury Farm on Saturday 7th January 2017. There were individual sections for each of the Olympic disciplines and this year another section was added for dual purpose stallions. The first section to come forward was EVENTING.

There were only 9 stallions forward in this category, which was one more than last year but still disappointing given that the UK should be a powerhouse of eventing breeding.

3 entries in this section will be reviewed in the Pony stallion article, leaving 6 to cover here.

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The British Stallion Event – Ponies

The breeding of British sport ponies seems to be gaining more and more popularity. With the profile of the Sport Pony Stud Book Society (SPSS) on the increase and even the more traditional societies like the National Pony Society (NPS) adding in more performance classes, it is an apt time to review the pony stallions that were presented at the BBSH Stallion Event, earlier this month.

Ardbear Spirit

Ardbear Spirit

 

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The British Stallion Event – Dressage

Previous articles on this site have reviewed the eventing and show jumping sections of the British Bred Sport Horse Stallion Event. This article reviews the dressage stallions. There were 18 stallions forward in this section (excluding pony stallions).

Fransje from Woodlander Stud (picture courtesy of Eva Broomer)

Fransje from Woodlander Stud (picture courtesy of Eva Broomer)

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The British Stallion Event – Show Jumpers

Warratino

Warratino, owned and bred by Brendon Stud

The British Stallion Event, held at Bury Farm on Saturday 9th January 2016, was split into sections for each of the Olympic disciplines. The first stallions forward were in the eventing section, covered in a previous article. These were followed by the SHOW JUMPERS.

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The British Stallion Event – Eventers

The British Stallion Event, held at Bury Farm on Saturday 11th January 2016, was split into sections for each of the Olympic disciplines. The first of these was EVENTING.

There were only 8 stallions forward in this category, a sad outcome given the UK’s great history in this field. What was more depressing was how little use was made of the fences in the arena. For a sport that is predominantly about jumping and stamina, very few of the entries left the ground.

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The British Stallion Event – Overview

It’s a grey, damp Saturday in early January. One of my favourite days of the year!

And why is this? Quite simply as a sport horse breeder it is one of the most exciting days on the equestrian calendar. An opportunity to meet old friends, and make new ones. A chance to see some of the most successful breeding stallions on the British Isles, and to also showcase new talent. All of this happens at The British Stallion Event, run by the team behind the British Bred Sport Horse initiative.

Amiro Z (picture courtesy of Elite Stallions)

Amiro Z (picture courtesy of Elite Stallions)

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