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CeliaClarkeAndDavidBucktonByTrevorMeeksLRSaturday the 7th January saw the breeders of the top British horses from around the country converge in London for the annual Breeders Dinner and Awards Ceremony, organised by the British Horse Foundation at the Grange City Hotel. There has been much to celebrate for British Breeding in 2011 and the Awards dinner gives the breeders of these world class horses some very special recognition.

Guests arrived at the Competition Stallions-sponsored drinks reception before moving on to a three course dinner followed by the hugely entertaining after dinner speaker, former jockey Luke Harvey. The evening then moved on to the much anticipated Awards ceremony.

Awards recipients ranged from breeders of best of the youngsters in the 2011 Futurity and on to the best British bred young horses in the three main disciplines. The breeders of stallions and mares whose progeny have had great success were also recognised. One of the regular highlights of the dinner is the South Essex Insurance Brokers (SEIB) Meritoire which is not announced until the evening, and long time British breeding supporter, Celia Clarke was this year’s winner for her groundbreaking co-authored duo of publications The Warmblood Horse and her foresight, in tandem with other enthusiasts, in setting up the Sports Pony Studbook Society.

Celia said, “I am truly amazed and gratified to be given this award, because as they say at the Oscars, it is the recognition of your work by those in your own field that is really the accolade that matters and the Meritoire is the Oscar of the UK horse breeding world as the list of previous winners – all of whom I stand in awe of proves. I would like to dedicate the receipt of this award to the chief of them, the late, great and irreplaceable Caroline O’Hara, a leader in the resurgence of British breeding success at the highest level”.

Award winners included both professional and amateur breeders alike. On the big stud end of the scale Lynne Crowden of Woodlander Stud collected awards for the reigning 5 year old young horse world dressage champion, Woodlander Farouche (by Furst Heinrich), the young stallion Woodlander Wavavoom (by Weltregent) and Farouche’s Wavavoom colt foal by embryo transfer, Woodlander Wild Child. Shirley Light of Brendon Stud also went home with the British Showjumping five year old award for Sussex Caretino (the first of two winners by Caretino Glory), Caroline Evans’ UK Warmbloods picked up the four year old award for Duke Ellington (by Dimaggio) and Suzy Mainprice’s Morgan Equine took home the six year old award for Donnergrollen (by Donnersohn). In complete contrast, several small breeders, breeding just one or two horses a year had a very successful night as well. Eventing’s Elizabeth Pears and Gemma Harris were in town to pick up their awards for Grange Koral (by Ko Pilot) and Prima Donna IV (by Donnersong) respectively. This was echoed in showjumping where Gemma Plumley’s Kobie (by Animo) bagged the six year old award and Lindsay Miller’s Caretino Vantarsi (again by Caretino Glory) lifted the seven year old award.

Selected from forty or so excellent nominations, the worthy winners of the Horse & Hound Outstanding Mare Award were John and Jane Poole for King’s Mistress, dam of Kings Gem, Kings Fancy and Kings Temptress. Herself a competition mare with a progeny record to write home reams about, this Louella Inschallah II x Solon Morn mare, full sister to No Complaints, was justifiably recognised by the sporting disciplines and the Dinner Committee who selected her.

Anne Dunham’s paralympic mount Teddy, of Welsh origin was awarded the BEF Europeans Excellence Award for his Gold medal in Moorsele.

This packed and entertaining evening also recognises the achievements of former racehorses in the UK. South Essex Insurance Brokers and Retraining of Racehorses once again sponsored the valuable Elite Performance Awards at the dinner for the best former racehorses now competing in showing, dressage, eventing, showjumping and endurance.

For full results, see below, also at www.bef.co.uk For information and images contact jan.rogers@bef.co.uk
Picture: Celia Clarke collects the SEIB Meritoire from David Buckton of SEIB

British Horse Foundation
Breeders’ Awards Dinner 2012
Full Winners’ List

Baileys Horse Feeds/ British Breeding/ BEF Futurity Certificates of Merit
Discipline & Age Name Sire Breeder or Deputy
Showjumping foal Corouet Balou Du Rouet Sarah Bullimore
Eventing foal Early Morning Chilli Morning Nick Gauntlett
Endurance foal Ali Shahrif R Ali Bey Jo Claridge
Pony foal Woodlander Wales Woodlander Wavavoom Lynne Crowden
Showjumping yearling Pencarder Condors Boy Condor Roy Haggerty
Dressage yearling Woodlander Rock Music Woodlander Rockstar Lynne Crowden
Endurance yearling Fames Dakota Dakota Ink Spots D Butcher
Pony yearling Partytime Thursden Vallye Raphael Felicity O Sullivan
Showjumping 2yo Galdiamond Cintillation Cendy Kim Stuart Smith
Dressage 2yo Dark De Niro De Niro Mark Massarella
Endurance 2yo Amber Gambler H Tobago Beatrice Louise Graham
Pony 2yo She’s A Kinda Majik Ecliptic Frances Ewings
Dressage 3yo Raincheck Rubinero Vinca Boorman/S Amos
Eventing 3yo Polos Miners Gold Pik Polo Sarah Marie Turpin
Endurance 3yo Yawl Hill Maverick H Tobago Kirsty Wiscombe
Pony 3yo Abbeywoods Chocolate Brownie Copybush Chiron Mr S Wilson
Showjumping stallion Condor Caretino Roy Haggerty
Eventing stallion Chilli Morning Phantomic Nick Gauntlett
Pony stallion Bernwode Brokat Brillant Sarah Steggall
Dressage mare Barcelona Breitling W Suzanne Lavandera
Showjumping mare Elegant C Darco Sue Clarke/Lynne Barker
Pony mare Loveden Sea Swallow Gigman Jacana Penny Walster
Endurance mare Burrowshot Lass Nearly A Hand Kirsty Wiscombe
Riverstud Mare Award Katinka Rossini Sarah Tyler Evans

Baileys Horse Feeds / British Breeding / BEF Futurity Awards – sponsored by Baileys – presented by Jane Buchan

Foal Award – Woodlander Wild Child (Woodlander Wavavoom), breeder, Lynne Crowden, owners, Lynne Crowden, Ferdi Eilberg, Alison Walton
Yearling Award – Lets Dance (Revolution), breeder and owner, Vienna Bayles
2 Year Old Award – Gold Rush (Blue Hors Romanov), breeder and owner, Karen Neild
3 Year Old Award – Danny Kannan (Kannan), breeder and owner, Jonathan Parrott
Stallion Award – Legrande (Lefrvre), breeder, Lothar Kappe, owner, Lynne Al Redha
Stallion Award – Woodlander Wavavoom (Weltregent), breeder and owner, Lynne Crowden
Mare Award – Tenderfoot (Be My Chief), breeder, JR Furlong, owner, Grace Muir (HEROS) homed by Kyrle Arscott

Pedigrees for above www.britishbreeding.org

British Eventing Young Horse Awards – sponsored by British Eventing – presented by Vincent Jones

4 Year Old Award – Miss Gemma Harris (breeder) for Prima Donna IV (Donnersong), owner, Alex Postolowsky
5 Year Old Award – Mr & Mrs Firmin (breeders) for Blacklaw Thymelord (Dramiro), owner, Mr & Mrs P Smith
6 Year Old Award – Mrs E Pears (breeder) for Grange Koral (Ko Pilot), owner, Miss Emily Parker
7 Year Old Award – Mrs T Hall (breeder) for Seaworthy (McGuigan), owner, Miss Sarah Bowe

Pedigrees www.britisheventing.com and www.nedonline.co.uk

British Dressage Young Horse Awards – sponsored by British Dressage – presented by Jennie Loriston-Clarke

4 Year Old Award – Caroline Evans (UK Warmbloods) and Dr E Blass (breeders) for Duke Ellington (Dimaggio)
5 Year Old Award – Lynne Crowden (Woodlander Stud) (breeder) for Woodlander Farouche (Furst Heinrich), owner Lynne Crowden, Ferdi Eilberg, Alison Walton
6 Year Old Award – Mrs S Mainprice (breeder) for Donnergrollen (Donnersohn), owner, Mrs J Johnston

Pedigrees www.nedonline.co.uk

British Showjumping Young Horse Awards – sponsored by British Showjumping – presented by Justine Naylor

5 Year Old Award – Brendon Stud (owner and breeder) for Sussex Caretino (Caretino Glory)
6 Year Old Award – Johnsey Estates (UK) Ltd (owner and breeder) for TJ Kobie (Animo)
7 Year Old Award – Lindsay Miller (breeder) for Caretino Vantarsi (Caretino Glory), owner, Michael Fursedonn

Pedigrees www.nedonline.co.uk

Sports Pony Studbook Society British Bred Competition Pony Award – sponsored by Sports Pony Studbook Society – presented by Celia Clarke

Falaza (Libro x Chatter by Embla George), Breeder Jane Fowles, owner Allyson Blagg

Racehorse to Riding Horses Performance Championships – sponsored by South Essex Insurance Brokers and Retraining of Racehorses – presented by David Buckton and Di Arbuthnot

SEIB Racehorse to Riding Horse Championship HOYS – Night Prayers, owned by Mr & Mrs Michael Jerram and ridden by Katie Jerram
Tattersalls Thoroughbred Show Horse Championship Hickstead – Treat Em Mean, owned by Freda Johnson and Lizzie Richmond and ridden by Lizzie Richmond
SEIB & RoR Elite Performance Dressage Awards
1st – Theme Park, owned by Derek Frankland and David Trott and ridden by David Trott
=2nd – Star Of Memory, owned and ridden by Alex Phillips
=2nd – Elverys, owned and ridden by Charlotte Wilson
SEIB & RoR Elite Performance Endurance Awards
1st – Quercus Maximus, owned and ridden by Lizzie Livingstone
2nd – Jack Dawson, owned by Paul Wright and Margaret Donnolly and ridden by Lorna Kidson
SEIB & RoR Elite Performance Showjumping Awards
1st – Vite Etoile, owned and ridden by Nicola Braidwood
2nd – Moritz, owned by Mr & Mrs Barry Barnes and ridden by Clare Valender
SEIB & RoR Elite Performance Eventing Awards
1st – Dry Old Party, owned by Jess Mead and ridden by Tom McEwen
2nd – Seven O Seven, owned by Sophie Bunch and ridden by Sam Penn

Horse & Hound Outstanding Mare Award – sponsored by Horse & Hound – presented by Alice Collins
Kings Mistress (Louella Inschallah II x Solo Love by Solon Morn), bred by John and Jane Poole and owned by Mary King

British Equestrian Federation Europeans Excellence Award – sponsored by the British Equestrian Federation – presented by Keith Taylor
Teddy, pedigree and breeder unknown, owned by Sally-Ann Brown and ridden by Anne Dunham

South Essex Insurance Brokers Meritoire – sponsored by South Essex Insurance Brokers – presented by David Buckton
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