Entries open at 10am 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).
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.
Entries fill up fast for the Futurity, so breeders are advised to enter as soon as possible. All entries are completed on a user friendly online system which can be found at www.britishbreeding.org. All results are published on the fully searchable Futurity website.
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.