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British Equestrian Federation success for York horse breeder Alyse Clancy
11:31am Wednesday 11th September 2013 in Sport
YORK horse breeder and owner Alyse Clancy has a potential star on her hands.
The Murton-based horsewoman enjoyed a successful day at the British Equestrian Federation’s Futurity Evaluation in Richmond as colt foal On A Breeze was one of two horses to receive an elite premium rating.
The BEF Futurity Evaluation aims to recognise British-bred young sports horses and ponies that have the potential to have a career in dressage, eventing, show-jumping or endurance, and possibly find a future Olympic champion.
On A Breeze earned one of two elite premiums at the North Yorkshire event after being awarded a score of 9.00 in the eventing section.
Clancy said: “We are ecstatic with how well On A Breeze did at the Futurity.
“His dam, On A Promise, evented to 2* level and was an absolute machine across country. She had all the ability to make it to the top but just wouldn’t settle in the dressage at events, so we decided to breed from her.”
Despite the potential of On A Breeze, Clancy is looking to part with the horse and focus on other potential stars.
She said: “I am planning to sell On A Breeze as our policy is to sell the boys and keep the girls.
“Also, we have 20 horses at the moment.”
The BEF Futurity series began in 2005 with 100 young horses, and eight years on they are dealing with 800 horses.
Jan Rogers, head of equine development at the BEF, said: “The Futurity continues to go from strength to strength.
“The results at Richmond were very encouraging and we are finding that the horses our breeders are producing have the range of talents that are likely to be needed by the growing base of riders who wish to participate in horse sports.”
Thirsk-based Emma Blundell also tasted success in Richmond as filly foal MSJ Sambuca also took an elite premium, scoring 9.00 in the dressage section.
The filly foal is deemed to have huge potential. Her stallion Sir Donnerhall and dam Deja’ Vu competed on the international stage.
Blundell said: “MSJ Sambuca will be produced as a ridden horse, aiming to follow in her granddam’s footsteps to national and international championships.
“She will also join our breeding programme via embryo transfer when she is old enough.”
Sans Doute, owned by York-based Anne Collins, scored 8.92 in the eventing section and BEF judges awarded a higher first premium, given to horses showing potential at national level.
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