Local horse breeder, Val Lancashire, from Littlemoor Arabian Sporthorses, Alfreton is looking at a bright future after tasting success at the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) Futurity.
Val’s three year old horse, a potential future eventer, L.A Torillo attained a higher first premium of 8.81 making him the highest scoring three year old of the day at the event.
A higher first premium indicates that the horse has the potential and outlook to perform at national 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.
L.A Torillo is the second horse Val has bred to receive a higher first premium at the 2014 Futurity.
Val said, “I am just delighted with L.A Torillo, he was brilliant at the Futurity.
“I had my heart in my mouth hoping they would like him. Luckily, they did!” L.A Torillo is related to the Badminton Horse Trials winner and British eventing team horse, Tamarillo. Val continued: “L.A Torillo’s dam, Doucette has a direct line to both Tamarillo and advanced eventer, Tarnik”.
Val specialises in breeding Arab performance horses. With many going on to compete in endurance, but others such as L.A Torillo are destined for eventing careers.
The BEF Futurity Evaluations are held at 11 venues over 14 days throughout the UK and young horses go home with a BEF Premium (grade), a stylish rosette and a detailed, informative score sheet.
All results are published on the fully searchable British Breeding website. www.britishbreeding.org.