AES Foal Auctions 2019

Sunday, May 5

AES Foal Auctions 2019

We hope you are all enjoying the new breeding season, with exciting new arrivals on their way and stallion choices to make for next year! We have a busy year ahead for our studbook, which is continuing to grow and go from strength to strength. Thank you for your support and for being a vital part of that journey!


AES Foal Auctions

The foal auctions have become a great way for breeders from across the UK to showcase their foals to wider audiences, and we are committed to continuing to offer you this opportunity. 

For 2019, we are delighted to announce an amazing new development for British bred showjumping foals in the Bolesworth AES Elite Foal Auction: This sale will take place on Friday, 16thAugust alongside the new Bolesworth Young Horse Championship, which includes the Official British Showjumping Young Horse Championships & WBFSH Qualifiers.

 AES registered foals from all over the UK are eligible for pre-selection on the basis of their pedigrees. You are invited to submit full details of the foals they would like to be considered. Our vision for this auction is to provide a truly exquisite and unique selection of foals not only by the very best proven showjumping sires, but with outstanding damline provenance to match.

The Bolesworth AES Elite Foal Auction will be bringing the very best of British breeding to a wide audience of riders and owners to ensure the very best British bred horses are given the opportunity to succeed in the sport.

To find out more about the Bolesworth Young Horse Championships and the new Bolesworth AES Elite Foal Auction visit

To submit your foal’s details for pre-selection, please email [email protected]). Please get in touch no later than 15 May (if you foal is not born yet by that point, just put in a due date). We will then get back to you to advise you of the next steps. 

The Bolesworth auction will run alongside our other auction activities, which includes plans for another AES Elite Dressage Foal Auction and a further showjumping and eventing auction. The latter will take place at Arena UK during their busy September show on 16thSeptember. 

Selection for those sales will take place at the British Breeding Futurity Series and the Elite Foals Tour. Breeders wishing to be considered for those auctions are invited to send our selections application form to [email protected].


British Breeding Futurity and Mare Gradings

We are extremely proud to be supporters of the British Breeding Futurity. Last year, AES breeders excelled at every level. The 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. 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.  

This year, we would love to see yet another strong turnout from AES breeders to show and celebrate your great achievements! 

As additional benefits to all Futurity entries, we are delighted to offer you the following:

  1. Opportunity of selection for the September foal auctions
  2. Grading of your broodmare, including full linear score, by two of our experienced evaluators: £50
  3. FREE foal and youngstock grading for all AES registered entries!
  4. Young broodmare grading at the 3-5yo assessments for £50

This year’s Futurity dates and venue are:


27thJuly – Pencoed

28thJuly – Fosshey Stud, Cheshire

29thJuly – Richmond EC (3-5yos)

30thJuly – Richmond EC 

31stJuly – Vale View

1stAugust – Writtle College

2ndAugust – Bilsington Priory, Kent


26thAugust – The Grange, Okehampton

27thAugust – Catherston Stud

28thAugust – Catherston Stud (3-5yos)

29thAugust – Addington

30thAugust – Swallowfield, Solihull

31stAugust – Newton Rigg

1stSeptember – Drumcarrow, St Andrews


21stSeptember – Solihull, 3-5yo


There will be an end-of-season show and celebration on 22ndSeptember at Solihull, with special awards for the highest placed AES entries in each category!


To find out more about the Futurity and how to enter, go to https://british-breeding.comor email [email protected].


Elite Foals Tour

We very much enjoyed last year’s Elite Foals Tour, which saw excellent results for AES Breeders with many regional champions in each category. You absolutely dominated the showjumping section with all 4 top spots taken by AES Foals. Congratulations to the champion Ashdale Casino, bred by Henry Harding, the runner up Millfield Bambalina, bred by Millfield Stud, the second reserve champion Zilfa Starbred by Nicola Burton and Kirsty Keating and the third reserve champion FC Andromeda, owned and bred by Fiona Cox. In eventing, we had 2 finalists in the second reserve champion Luckington, bred by John Wrottesley and the third reserve champion Mayflower Thiemo, bred by Dorothy Shackleton.


It will be a great pleasure to support the tour again, with AES evaluators at every venue. The costs for the AES evaluation on the day will be a discounted rate of £20 per foal, which you will need to pay on top of your entry fee to the Elite Foals Tour. 

As with the Futurity, we will also offer you the opportunity to have your foal selected for our September auctions. To find out more about how to enter the Elite Foals Tour, go to: For questions about the auction selections and the AES assessment at the tour, do not hesitate to get in touch: [email protected].

Let’s all support what is going to be another great summer for British breeders, and showcase the very best of AES breeding!