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Monday, 25 October 2010

Stan at BEF Futurity - First Premium!

Photo by Jean Smith (Jebeth)
We took the yearling D colt Stan (Floreat Heart of Stone, by Floreat Dandelion) to the BEF Futurity grading in the "potential dressage pony" category. It was the first time we have done this type of event and we were really impressed with the organisation of the day and the feedback provided.

Lexy turned Stan into a smartly turned out plaited and trimmed sports pony and dressed up in white so they both looked the part.

There are 3 stages to the grading, first the vetting section where he was awarded 8.8/10 and received many compliments from the vet. And then they are shown on a triangle in walk & trot in front of the judges. And finally they are then turned loose to be able to also see all paces including canter loose.

He was awarded a First Premium grading, with an average score of 8.36 (out of 10). This is the second grading, only below Elite which is very rarely achieved, so we were extremely pleased. And even more so when we later found out that he was the Reserve high score in his section (Dressage yearling) across all ponies and horses in the day.