BEF Futurity

Futurity - What is it?

The Futurity is the largest young horse evaluation programme in the UK. With capacity for well over 800 horses, the Futurity aims to identify British bred young potential sport horses and ponies destined for top level careers in dressage, eventing, showjumping or endurance, and may even find the Olympic champions of the future.

Horses and ponies are entered for the Futurity discipline they are bred to perform in, with age groups for foals, yearlings, two and three year olds. Each horse is evaluated in hand and loose in an indoor school as well as undergoing a vet’s assessment. Breeders value the Futurity because it allows them to get their youngstock out in public, but in a low stress enclosed environment.

The Futurity evaluations are held at around 9 venues throughout the UK every August. The young horses go home with a Premium, an attractive rosette and will be emailed a detailed, informative linear score sheet. They also receive a parchment certificate following completion of the series.

Entries, results and rankings www.britishbreeding.org

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Futurity Dates 2017

Monday 14th August

Valeview EC, Leicestershire

Tuesday 15th August

Richmond EC, North Yorkshire

Wednesday 16th August

Myerscough College, Lancashire

Friday 18th August

The College - Keysoe, Bedfordshire

Saturday 19th August

Writtle College, Essex

Monday 21st August

Tall Trees Arena, Cornwall

Tuesday 22nd August

Hartpury College, Gloucestershire

Wednesday 23rd August

Solihull RC, West Midlands

Wednesday 30th August

Catherston Stud, Hampshire

Sample score sheets: 
Sponsored by Baileys Horse Feeds
Baileys have been our generous sponsor since Futurity began in 2005. We are grateful for their support and for the nutritional advice they provide all our Futurity participants. 
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You can reach us during the Futurity season on 02476 698871 or you can email us at futurity@britishbreeding.org

Our Futurity PR is taken care of by Rachael and Jenny at Holdsworth PR. To contact them, see: www.holdsworthpr.co.uk

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