High Quality at Scottish Sports Horse Grading Days

By: Horse Deals

High Quality at Scottish Sports Horse Grading Days
Balcormo Stud’s Brunette en route to her Ster Predicate award

Dutch assessors travel 600 miles across Scotland in four days

For the third consecutive year, Dr Teunissen and Suzanne Bredero from the NRPS studbook came from Holland for the Scottish
Sports Horse assessments. They inspected more than 80 animals, travelling 600 miles over a period of four days. And with a special prize-fund of £1,100 on offer, the turnout and quality was excellent.

The £250 for the highest graded filly foal went to Mr and Mrs Charlish’s HHS Dramarko, presented at Craigmancie Stud. Dramarko, by Arkida, a son of Arko III, out of a Dramiro mare, earned 81%.
Balcormo Stud’s home-bred Ere-Am-I (Calvaro-Flagmount Diamond) claimed the £250 for the top colt foal and an additional £100 for the best colt foal by an SSH stallion.

There was success for another Calvaro offspring, this time his daughter Francisco M, out of a Stonegrove Ace mare, who took the £100 for the top filly foal by an SSH stallion.

The £250 for the highest scoring SSH mare went to another of Balcormo Stud’s home-breds. The three-year-old Brunette (Cavalier Royale-Matterhorn), was also this year’s supreme champion sports horse and a class winner at the Royal Highland Show. She impressed the judges to earn her Ster Predicate.The Jamiesons’ eight-year-old Anemon Overcinge’s (Artos Z-Able Albert), in-foal to Clinton, gained Ster and won £100 as the top non-SSH mare.The final prize, £50 to the highest graded SSH gelding, went to Molly Barclay’s palomino Andy Pandy, bred at Balcormo Stud.

Many mares showed a special aptitude for jumping and received the Ster Predicate. Based on her IBOP performance test, competition results and the success of her progeny, Solaris Sport Horses’ 18-year-old Quinine also gained Keur status.At Craigmancie Stud, Accora (Udeo Magic Cordial-Lucy V) took a first premium. As the Thoroughbred Lucy V has now produced three first premium progeny, gained the Model Predicate.Twenty-six of the 46 foals presented took first premiums, with fillies generally scoring the top marks. Fiona Horne’s stallion Clarius, a 2009 HOYS Foxhunter finalist by Marius Claudius, fared well, with three progeny obtaining first premiums. Foals by Solaris Sport Horses’ Amoureux also gained five first premiums.

Foal takes supreme honours

The top honours at this year’s Trakehners UK grading at The College EC went to a foal from Keatinge Stud. The exquisite Keatinge Savannah, by Lord Luciano out of a Sir Shostakovich mare, was foal champion and best British-bred before taking the show’s supreme title. There were some quality mares on display, with Holme Park Stud’s Holme Park Kashmir (Holme Grove Solomon-Kostolany) taking the grading championship and Maxine Wells’s Bronte Heights (Godington Hannibal- North Col) in reserve.

The performance test championship and reserve went to Godington Stud’s Godington Umbria ll (Tycoon-Roland) and Offerte (King Arthur-Georgio Armani). Both these mares and Holme Grove Fiji also received their society premium. Romarnic Ranger, by the riding horse title. Ranger then showed his versatility by standing reserve for free jumping.