Thursday, December 12

Stallion Gradings

This years winter stallion gradings tour brought us some truly exceptional young stallions. Despite the awful weather most of the stallions were able to attend out public gradings tour.

The first of the stallions to receive the "licensed award" was the Young Stallion Future Hepsilon. This striking grey colt is owned and bred by Julia Hodkin of Future Sports Horses. Future Hepsilon,  son of Upsilon, out of a Heraldik x Palermo Mare impressed the judges with an incredible soundness score of 9 and very impressive 8.75's for all of his gates showing  that this young stallion has a lot to offer breeders in the uk. Congratulations to Julia for adding yet another young horse to her increasing list of talented AES Licensed Stallions. 

Later in the day the judges has the pleasure of assessing a Young colt owned by Tina and Eddie of Foxisle stud. Fortunato VH Beeckhof Z, an exciting young showjumping colt with exceptional breeding ( Futurore Di Villagana X Numero Uno x Latano I) put on quite a show for the judges. With an exceptional canter (9) and an impressive jumping technique (8.75) we very much look forward to seeing the first crop of this young stallions foals.  

The Next of the stallions presented for licensing was the Freeman VDL son King Albert. This Young Black Stallion Owned by Jill Williams  and bred by The Swaanen  gained a score of 9 for his expressive trot and a 9 for his careful/correct jump. This young stallion will be one to watch for the future and congratulations to his owners and breeders.

Next To be presented for evaluation was Emily Ivins beautiful young dressage stallion Ketcher B, Son of the world renowned Negro. This young stallion did not disappoint. With a fantastic score of 9 for his huge walk and a 9.25 for his (near perfect) frame. This Exquisite young horse will be a great addition to British dressage breeding. Congratulations To Emily and her team. Well deserved.

Lastly on this Gradings tour was The young Colt Argenteus.  Bred By Jeanette Lewis and Owned by Aileen Stormonth. This Beautiful young stallion achieved a  fabulous score of 9 for his frame ,his canter and his soundness assessment. Also achieving an incredible 9.5 for his walk. This Argento x Baloubet Du Rouet son is a modern talented young horse and his first crop of foals will undoubtedly  be special. Many congratulations to all at Xandstorm.

Due to the Flooding we missed out on visiting many of the stallions so we will be finishing our stallions gradings tour in Feb of 2020.

If you would Like to add your stallion to the list of stallions to be assessed please call Lucy on 07772572461