AES Breeders Shine at British Breeders' Awards

Saturday, January 12

AES Breeders Shine at British Breeders' Awards

We were delighted to celebrate the achievements of British breeders at this year's British Breeders' Awards Dinner and Ceremony in London, an annual event organised by the British Horse Foundation. 

We were particularly proud of the many AES breeders who received awards and recognition for their outstanding horses and youngsters. 

The AES Award went to Suma's Zorro (Douglas x Horos XX) who was bred by Marily Power and Susan Lanigan O'Keeffe. This plucky little mare needs to introduction, after her superb win this year at Calgary! We were delighted that Marily and her brother Robert were able to travel to London and join us for the evening. 

AES horses of all ages and across all three disciplines were recognised on the night:

The Futurity Certificates of Merit and the Baileys Horse Feeds/British Breeding Futurity Awards are an opportunity to celebrate up-and-coming talent and give an indication of the exciting stars of the future. 

The Baileys Horse Feeds/British Breeding Futurity Award for the highest placed foal of the entire Futurity series in 2018 went to Esme X (Goodyear VDL x Cadence van t'Gelutt Z) bred by Aileen Stormonth in Scotland. A wonderful result for this outstanding filly who was also selected for the AES Elite Foal Auction!

Certificates of Merit for the highest scoring Futurity entries for their age and disciplines went to:

The dressage foal Crocket (Quantensprung x Jazz), bred by Nicola Burton. Crocket was also an Elite Auction foal, and we were delighted that her new owner Bev Lynn was able to pick up his award. 

The eventing yearling Mesmerize-Me-SSH (Zumani Decor x Edkinghill), bred by Rosalyn Serex of Solaris Sport Horses.

The showjumping two-year-old Masterclass (For Pleasure x Balou du Rouet), bred by Keith Lovelock.

The showjumping three-year-old Kylie (Amaretto LCH Z x Concorde), bred by Mark Evans of Castell Sport Horses. 

But the awards did not stop with the youngstock. 

The British Dressage Young Horse Award for 5-year-olds went to Kiss and Tell (Kardinal x Skyscraper van de Derkes) who was bred by Rebecca Hoare and is owned by Roland Tong and Angie Felton.

The British Showjumping Young Horse Award for 5-year-olds went to Bianca du Rouet (Statinus x Balou du Rouet), bred and owned by Helen Rees.

The British Showjumping Young Horse Award for 7-year-olds went to Cristo Beech (It's the Business x Cantero), who was bred by Derek Moreton and Geoff Glazzard and is owned by GG Horses. 

And last but not least, the Gornall Equestrian Award went to Wishes (Guidam x Wellington), bred and owned by Claire Inglis. 

Congratulations to everyone for your fantastic achievements, we are incredibly proud!