Horse breeders, Toni and Claire Ballantyne from the Heart of England Equestrian Centre in Stone, have gained an elite premium with their colt foal at the Baileys Horse Feeds/ British Breeding/British Equestrian Federation (BEF) Futurity held on the 31st July at The College Equestrian Centre, Keysoe.
The colt foal, Dvorak, bred and owned by mother and daughter, Toni and Claire along with Judy Smith from Melbourne, Australia attained an elite premium of 9.19, which was one of only three elite premiums awarded out of a total of 49 horses evaluated at The College. An elite premium indicates that the horse has the potential and outlook to perform at international level.
The BEF Futurity Evaluation series aims to identify British bred young potential sport horses and ponies destined for careers in dressage, eventing, showjumping or endurance. It may even find the stars of the future who will go on to compete at World Championships or become Olympic Champions.
“We are just delighted with Dvorak. He is the first foal we have bred and he has attained sensational marks”.
Dvorak was bred from Claire and Judy’s dressage mare, Fame.