Bright future for breeder Val

LA Torillo.  Credit Kevin Sparrow.
LA Torillo. Credit Kevin Sparrow.

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.