Entries now open for 2014 BEF Futurity

Pentire Chilli Edge, owned and bred by Chrissie Hogg from Helston. Potential eventer who scored 9.46, elite premium at Tall Trees. Photo: Eclipse Photography

Pentire Chilli Edge, owned and bred by Chrissie Hogg from Helston. Potential eventer who scored 9.46, elite premium at Tall Trees.
Photo: Eclipse Photography

Entries opened on the 1st July for the Baileys Horse Feeds/BEF Futurity Evaluation series of 2014.

The Futurity aims to identify British bred young potential sport horses and ponies destined for careers in dressage, eventing, showjumping or endurance.  British bred horses and ponies from foals to three year olds are eligible to take part.  The series is open to all and each young horse is assessed by a panel of experts and an experienced vet and then given a Futurity premium score (grade).

Entries for the Futurity are made on a user friendly online system at www.britishbreeding.org

The Futurity is held at 11 venues with 14 days of evaluations throughout the UK during July and August. The first Futurity evaluation of 2014 takes place on the 30th July at The College EC in Bedfordshire.   

Breeders who would like their horses to be considered for the BEF Equine Bridge need to ensure that they enter their horses for the Futurity this year as three year olds in order to be eligible for assessment at the BEF Equine Bridge.

Futurity scores are used by many breeders as a credible marketing tool for their young horses, adding value to a young horse whilst it is still too young to have achieved a performance record. Many young horses are now advertised for sale as having a “BEF Premium” and many people have purchased these young horses because they believe that an independent assessment run by a National Federation has value.

For more information, visit www.britishbreeding.org

Futurity Dates and Venues 2014

  • Wednesday 30th July College EC Keysoe Bedfordshire
  • Thursday 31st JulyArena UK Lincolnshire
  • Saturday 2nd AugustHartpury College Gloucestershire
  • Sunday 3rd AugustBicton College Devon
  • Wednesday 6th AugustSNEC Edinburgh
  • Friday 8th AugustRichmond EC Yorkshire
  • Saturday 9th August Southview EC Cheshire
  • Sunday 10th August Southview EC Cheshire
  • Wednesday 13th August Plumpton College Sussex
  • Thursday 14th August Writtle College Essex
  • Friday 15th August  Catherston Stud Hampshire
  • Saturday 16th August Catherston Stud Hampshire
  • Monday 18th AugustSolihull Riding Club West Midlands
  • Tuesday 19th AugustSolihull Riding Club West Midlands

Author: News Editor

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