Local horse breeder, Kate Thomson from Penicuik gained an elite premium with her filly foal at the Baileys Horse Feeds/British Breeding/British Equestrian Federation (BEF) Futurity held recently at the Scottish National Equestrian Centre in Edinburgh.
The filly foal, J’aime Jouer, bred and owned by Kate, attained an elite premium of 9.02 in the eventing section, which was the highest score of the day awarded to an eventer. An elite premium indicates that the horse has the potential and outlook to perform at international level.
The BEF Futurity Evaluation series aims to identify British bred young potential sport horses and ponies destined for careers in dressage, eventing, showjumping or endurance. It may even find the stars of the future who will go on to compete at World Championships or become Olympic Champions.
Kate said: “J’aime Jouer is just a lovely little horse. She is the first one we have bred and we didn’t know what to expect but we all had a brilliant day out at the Futurity.”
Kate bred J’aime Jouer from her mare, Acton Moja. Kate continued: “Acton Moja is an outstanding mare with a star character, she is a real family horse and I am so glad she has passed on her attributes to her foal.”
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