FSH has the Highest Graded Eventer in the UK AND the Champion Eventer from the BEF Futurity Evaluations 2008!

FSH has the Highest Graded Eventer in the UK AND the Champion Eventer from the BEF Futurity Evaluations 2008!

Future Gold Digger has become the Highest Graded Eventer (Foal – 3 Yr Olds) in the UK in 2008 with the outstanding score of 92.5% following Evaluations undertaken of over 170 event horses which have been inspected. She is the highest graded event foal ever and the highest graded event mare/filly ever.

The top 16 event foals (which included Future Gold Digger & Future Proposition), top 8 Yearlings, top 8 2 Yr Olds & top 8 3 Yr Olds were invited to take part in the BEF Elite Championship Show judged by Yogi Breisner. We were delighted when Yogi decided that Future Proposition should be crowned Champion Event Foal and then go on to take the title of Champion Eventer (all ages).

Following evaluation of all of our foals, 4 qualified for the BEF Elite Show at Addington. Although all our foals are primarily bred to event, 3 of our 4 foals qualified in 2 disciplines. The rules for the Elite Championship meant that they could only come forward in the discipline that they had the highest score in. This resulted in Future Gold Digger and Future Proposition being presented in the Eventing discipline and Future Illicit Opposition and Future Poetry being presented in the Showjumping discipline.

The BEF had done a fantastic job of getting top riders and trainers to assess the young stock with the experience of training these young horses through to Olympic level. Carl Hester judged the Dressage horses, Geoff Glazzard the Showjumpers, and Yogi Breisner the Eventers.

We were delighted when from a class of 16 of the top showjumping foals in the Country, Geoff Glazzard selected Future Poetry as his Reserve Champion Showjumping Foal! She is by the Grand Prix Showjumper Condios out of our race winning and Head Stud Book SHB(GB) mare Persephone Heights.

Yogi Breisner cast his expert eye over the young event foals and broodmares and we were thrilled when he not only picked Allercombe Loveday as his Mare Most Likely to Breed an Eventer, but then also chose her foal Future Proposition (Nugget) by our young stallion Future Illusion, as his Champion Event Foal for the whole of the UK!

Nugget then went forward to the Eventing Discipline Championship with the Champion & Reserves from the Foals, Yearlings, 2 Yr Olds and 3 Yr Olds classes, and he was again Yogi’s pick, making him Champion of the Eventing Discipline!!

He then went forward to the Supreme Championship against the Champions & Reserves of all Disciplines – Eventing, Showjumping, Dressage & Ponies. With all judges and evaluators assessing these top few horses it took a long time for them to come to a concensus, and we were stunned when Nugget was pulled out as Jt Reserve Supreme Champion!! Nugget took it all in his stride and watched patiently as horses were pulled out and trotted up. He was so chilled out he spent most of the Supreme Championship yawning!

We are particularly pleased with Nugget’s results as he represents 3 generations of FSH breeding and is testament to our breeding policy and vision.

The Championship was a real show case for the quality of horses being bred in the UK and we hope will become a springboard for top level riders to encourage their owner to buy British. Congratulations to all those who were at the Show, their were some absolutely stunning animals which were beautifully presented, and thank you to all who were involved in the sponsorship and organisation of this prestigious event.

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