Under Scrutiny At HOYS
and BEF act to improve Olympic prospects
British Equestrian Federation, supported by South Essex Insurance
Brokers, has taken the first steps on a programme designed to
improve British sport horses - and to win Olympic medals.
SEIB/BEF Young Horse Evaluation series drew sport horse enthusiasts
to the Horse of the Year Show at the National Exhibition Centre
Birmingham, for the culmination of a season-long, nationwide search
for future winners in all three disciplines - eventing, showjumping
after expert assessment covering conformation, performance and
temperament, the Brendon Stud's stallion, Caretino Glory, emerged
as not only the highest-marked showjumping horse but also the
best over all three disciplines.
event horse was No Illusion, a gelding owned and bred by John
Poole at Alvechurch, Worcestershire, and the best dressage prospect
was the stallion Donnerromeo Altamar, owned by Mr and Mrs Rietveld
from Stow-on-the Wold, Gloucestershire.
Essex Insurance Brokers was overall sponsor and also supported
the event horse section, while New Priory Stud, Chippenham, backed
the showjumping section and Genus Equine the dressage.
of the additional objectives of this project is the identification
of bloodlines producing outstanding competition horses. "This
is obviously a long-term benefit, but even from this year we have
learned something," said breeding consultants Celia Clarke,
one of the organisers. "We are very interested, for instance,
in No Illusion's sire, No Complaints, who has so far only been
relatively lightly used."
MacKenzie, sales and marketing manager for South Essex Insurance
Brokers, commented: "We are very pleased to have been involved
in such an important project. While the identification of future
Olympic horses is very important, we are particularly interested
in the further long-term objectives which will help to improve
the quality of even leisure horses."
Priory Stud Showjumping.- 1 and overall, Mr and Mrs C Light's
stallion Caretino Glory - Cheenook (Holst)/Glorieux (Old) by Glorieux
(Old); 2, Mr M Lawton's stallion Mersley Mon Capatain - Calando
I (Holst)/Faire Lady (Holst) by Capitol (Holst); 3, Heer G Huf's
mare Crystal Blue Z - Calido (Holst)/Luktuttu SZ (CH) by Lux Z
Equine Dressage.- 1, Mr and Mrs Rietveld's stallion Donnerromeo
Altamar - Donnerhall (Old)/Jodaza (KWPN) by Elmshorn (KWPN); 2,
Mrs A G Loriston-Clarke's mare Catherston Dream Machine - Dutch
Dream (BWBS)/Catherston Jetstream (BWBS) by Jshin (KWPN); 3, Mr
and Mrs C Light's stallion Caretino Glory - Cheenook (Holst)/Glorieux
(Old) by Glorieux (Old).
Essex Insurance Brokers Eventing.- 1, Mr J Poole's gelding No
Illusion - No Complaints (AES)/Furistik (Old) by Ramino (Westf);
2, Mr V Jones mare Treswigga - Welton Crackerjack (NTR)/Tater
Dhu (TB) by Karlinsky (TB USA); 3, Mr and Mrs C Light's stallion
Caretino Glory - Cheenook (Holst)/Glorieux (Old) by Glorieux (Old)