Future Cornish Illusion

Key data

Stable Name: Pixie
DOB: 2009
Height: 15.2hh 

Future Illusion x Ben Faerie xx

*BEF ELITE 1st Premium Graded Event Foal – 90.7%
* Highest Graded Event Foal – Solihull (2)

Filly foal at foot in 2013 by Desir du Chateau


Future Cornish Illusion is very much in the mould of her sire Future Illusion, having his attractive head and correct conformation.

This breeding has produced a very exciting breeding and competition prospect as it combines two Olympic performance bloodlines. Cornish Faer was shortlisted for Atlanta Olympics & is a multiple CCI**** mare by Ben Faerie. Future Illusion is by European Junior Gold Medallist Fleetwater Opposition who sired Olympic event horses Opposition Buzz and Yarlands Summersong, and himself descends from a family packed with Olympic Event, Showjumping & Dressage horses. Future Illusion himself has already sired the BEF Champion Eventer for the UK in 2008 and the British Eventing Breeding Champion Foal in 2012.


Date Rider/Handler Venue Class Placing Comment
01/09/09 Miss J Hodkin BEF Futurity Grading (Solihull 2) Event Foal CHAMPION Highest graded Event Foal of the day
01/09/09 Miss J Hodkin BEF Futurity Grading (Solihull 2) Event Foal ELITE 1st Premium Scoring a fantastic 90.7%. The grading panel felt Future Cornish Illusion was an International Eventing prospect!


Photo Name Sire Sex Year Comment
 Poppy2_08.05.13 Future Cornish Desire Desir du Château  F 2013



Future Illusion(2004) 16hhNo.1 Ranked Sire of Eventers (2009 BEF Futurity Series)
Sire of the 2008 BEF Champion EventerFuture Proposition
CHAMPION Hack – W Mids In Hand Show 2008
Best 2 YO Colt PAVO BE Breeding Champs
Res Champion 2 YO Eventer BEF
Res Champion Part Bred Trakehner
Res Champion Yearling BEF Futurity Grading
Champion Foal National Hunter Show

Fleetwater Opposition (1977)Elite Graded Stallion. Individual & Team Gold Medallist at the Junior European Eventing Championships. Sire of Olympic, World & European Eventing Medallist ‘Summersong’, Badminton and Burghley CCI**** horse Opposition Buzz, Advanced Eventer Swang Ryan, the 5 & 6 Year Old Pavo BE breeding Champion ‘Opposition Heracles’, and the 4 Year Old 2007 PAVO BE Breeding Champion AND Res. Champion! Muschamp Danube (1967)100 Day Performance tested Trakehner Isenstein (1964) Hessenstein (1958)
Donauleid von Schimmelhof (1960) (blk) (Dam of Donauwind – sire of Olympic showjumper ‘Abdullah’, and dam sire of Anky van Grunsven’s ‘TCN Partout’) Boris (1956) (blk)
Donau von Schimmelhof (1951)
Opushka Elite Graded Mare. (Dam of Pan American Games Showjumping Gold Medallist ‘Date Up’ and Advanced Eventer ‘Fleetwater Oppidan’ amongst others) Oplot Elite Graded Stallion. Champion Showjumper in the Soviet Union – 170cm Ossian Champion Showjumper in the Soviet Union
Pika (Grand-dam of Olympic Showjumper Almox Prints J, and paternal half-sister to Elite Olympic Dressage stallion Pepel) Piligrim (1944) Elite Graded Stallion
Corinna (1936) by Ararad
Future Illicit Affair SHB(GB) Head Stud Book.
Champion Sporthorse Broodmare at the National Hunter Show 2005.
Champion Hunter Broodmare at the Suffolk County Show 2007.
The Outlaw Sire of CCI*** eventer ‘Lawlight Alliance‘, Intermediate eventer ‘Opal II’ and County Show Winner ‘Tiger Lily’ Criminal Law (1987) blk/br 16.3hh HIS Premium Stallion Law Society (1982) dkb/br Champion 2 yr old. Champion 3 yr old.
Indian Maid (1969) br
Demon Spring blk Dam of Grade A Showjumper ‘Inspiration’ winner of amateur Grand Prix at Towerlands in 2000 and member of the Gold Medal winning English team Demonstrator (1981) blk Grand Prix Dressage Stallion
Mainspring Champion at theThree Counties
Classic Fayre (Thoroughbred) Dam of 5 Year Old Novice Eventer & Pavo BE Breeding Championship Qualifier ‘Future Promise Brianston Zipper (Sire of 4 stallions – Rudge Spirit, Shining Spirit (sire of Owen Moore’s International Advanced horse ‘Woodfalls Thatcher‘), Brianston Moor & Brianston Spirit) The Brianstan (1976) br Winner of 8 races
Zip Flip
Copper Fair Fair Gledhill(1954) ch HIS Premium Stallion. Sire of ‘Fair Change’ HOYS Hack of the Year 1984.
Copper Plate IIDam of 4 winners:Culm Valley – 9 races, River Culm – 4, Culm Port -1, Culm Sovereign – 1
Cornish Faer(1985) CCI**** event mare, placed several times at Badminton & shortlisted for the Atlanta OlympicsDam of:* Cornish Esprit - Adv. eventer
* Cornish Cracker – still hunting at 21 yrs old
* Cornish Heights - Nov eventer
* Several young other young horses currently being produced

Ben Faerie (1968) b 16.11/2hh Thoroughbred Sire of Ginny Elliot’s Olympic medallist ‘Priceless’ & European Champion ‘Nightcap’, Pippa Funnell’s European Championship Bronze Medallist ‘Walk On Star’ and Tina Cook’s ‘Faersferre. Also Dam-sire of Pippa Funnell’s double CCI 4* winner ‘Primmore’s Pride’.
He is the No.1 All Time Sire of Eventers & is still the No.20 Event Horse Sire by Progeny Points in 2006
Ben Hawke (1954) Chanteur II (1942) b Champion Sire in 1953, Sire of ‘Pinza’ Epsom Derby winner & 4th generation sire of ‘High Rise’, ‘Teenoso’ & ‘Double Trigger’ Chateau Bouscaut (1927) In the top 10 sire list 4 times
La Diva (1937) dkb/br
Rose Of Peace (1945) Owen Tudor (1938) br 16.1 hh Won Epsom Derby in 1941, Won Ascot Gold Cup in 1942. Sire of ‘Elpenor’ winner of Ascot Gold Cup in 1954
Perfect Peace (1939)
Faerie House (1959) Vieux Manoir (Career earnings $73,000) Brantome (1931) b Winner of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe 1934. Leading sire in France. One of the great French colts of the 20th century. Was known for his scintillating bursts of speed. Retired to stud at Haras de Meautry, Normandy for a fee of FF45000. His stud career was interrupted by the war, when the Germans took him to Graditz Stud
Vieille Maison (1936) b
Faerie Dance (1953) by Derby Winner Dante Dante (1942) dkb/br Winner of Epsom Derby in 1945 (by Nearco)
Faerie Queen (1939) by Solario
Tregea(1976) Dam of 12 foals, 5 of which went Advanced including:* Rugan - Young Rider Gold medallist, completed Badminton & Burghley
* Cornish Nephew – Advanced Eventer exported to USA & Completed Fairhill CCI***
* My Cornish Spirit – Intermediate eventer & G-dam of Bromont CCI*** Winner The Kings Spirit
* Cornish Charisma - Grade A SJ
* Cornish Express – Point to Pointer
* Cornish Niece – Grade B SJ
* Cornish Magic – Advanced event
* Cornish Legend – Int. eventer
* Cornish Envoy - CCI**** eventer, 14th Badminton, 6th Burghley, 11th Kentucky. British Team European Champs 1999
Four Burrow (1962) b Hornbeam (1953) ch Winner of 11 races Hyperion (1930) ch 15.1hh Winner of Epsom Derby in 1933. England’s Leading Sire. England’s Leading Brrodmare Sire. Sire of 12 Champions
Thicket (1947) b
Ma Marie (1956) My Babu (1945) b Sire of Bruce Davidson’s CCI**** event horse JJ Babu
Marie d’Ecosse (1947) b
April the First Grade A ShowjumperJumped 7′ in the Puissance at the Horse of the Year Show.Dam of:* Cornishman (4th & 9th at Badminton CCI****, Grade A Showjumper)
* Cornish Gold (Olympic Team Gold Medallist in Munich 1977, World Champs Silver Medallist 1974, 3rd & 11th Badminton, Grade B Showjumper)
* Cornish Blue (Grade A SJ ridden by Caroline Bradley & David Broome)
* Cornish Fair (Intermediate eventer & Junior Team Reserve)
* Cornish Bronze (Top Team Chaser)
Timoshenko (anglo-arab) tbc
Katie May (Thoroughbred) tbc


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