We are very excited to say that our beautiful thoroughbred mare Future Golden Glove has produced the most stunning bay filly by the Grand Prix Showjumper Herald III (by Heraldik xx).
DAM – Future Golden Glove is a very athletic full thoroughbred by the legendary Thoroughbred stallion Hand in Glove who successfully raced before becoming a Grand Prix Showjumper and Prix St George level dressage horse. He is also the sire of elite sport horses including Jaguar Mail (Olympic Showjumper), Hoggar Mail (Showjumper) and Lord de Ligniere (Young Event Horse World Champion). Future Golden Glove’s dam was a winning classic distance thoroughbred race mare and was also graded Head Stud Book with SHB(GB), who has already produced the 2008 BEF Res. CHAMPION SJ FOAL,Future Poetry and multiple COUNTY SHOW WINNER & BEF ELITE GRADED EVENT FOAL, Future Perfect Illusion.
SIRE – Herald III – Has been a top level showjumper for the majority of his career at Nations Cup and Grand Prix level. Amongst his best results are: in 2010, he participated at 6 Nations Cups, 10th of Vigo GP CSI5*, World Equestrian Games in Lexington; in 2009, Winner ofVejer de la Frontera GP CSI4*, 1st of the Nations Cup of Barcelone CSIO4*, 1st of St Lô GP CSI3*, 4th of the 1,60m World Cup GP in Mechelen CSIW5*, 4th of Lummen Nations Cup CSIO4* ; in 2008, 7th of Gijon GP CSI4*, 8th of La Corogne GP CSI4*, 8th of Vejer de la Frontera GP CSI4* , 10th of Lummen GP CSIO5*, and in 2007, 9th of the European Championships GP in Mannheim ; in 2006, 8th of Bremen GP CSI4*. His sire Heraldik xx, a Thoroughbred stallion who successfully competed in international show jumping competitions up to advanced (S) level, has led the list of the world’s best event horse sires for many years. Some of the best advertisements for the performance ability he passes on are the Olympic Games medalists, Butts Abraxxas and Butts Leon, as well as the internationally successful Happy Times, Tabasco and FBW Halunke. Heraldik xx is found on the dam’s side in the pedigree of the Olympic winner, World and European Champion, La Biosthetique Sam FBW. In the third generation you find the internationally successful Oldenburg Grando, a son of the extraordinary stallion Grannus, who also shows up as the dam’s sire in the pedigrees of many outstanding show jumpers (e.g. For Pleasure, Sandro Boy, The Sixth Sense, Special Ed).
You can now get all those grubby rugs, saddle cloths, boots and pet beds… In fact anything you don’t want to put in your domestic washing machine… Washed in the new commercial laundry we have installed at Future Sport Horses.
We are exceptionally competitively priced, and have a same day service available for those of you who need your rugs washed and dried before night time!
FUTURE GRAVITAS IS THE NO.1 RANKED SIRE OF BEF FUTURITY EVENTING YOUNGSTOCK IN 2015!!
We were very excited to get an invitation down to Bury Farm where the British Breeding Stallion Parade was taking place, to pick up the award for being the Leading Sire of Eventers at the Futurity for our young stallion Future Gravitas. It was an incredible achievement for him given he had only been at public stud for the first time the previous year, and so this was his first crop of foals presented to the Futurity. His stable mate, our senior stallion Future Illusion also won this award as a first season stallion in 2008, and again in 2009.
The award is based on the criteria used by the BEF which is the average of the top 5 scores, and was very kindly sponsored by the Competition Stallion Guide (in which both our boys are represented). Given Future Gravitas only had 6 youngstock forward for evaluation as it was his first commercial crop of foals, all but one score had to count for his average putting him at a significant disadvantage to some older stallions who had foals, yearlings, 2 year olds and 3 year olds whose scores could count, enabling them to cherry pick the best 5 scores to make up their average. Even with this handicap, Future Gravitas still managed to gain a higher average mark than all the other stallions from both Britain and Europe who had eventing stock presented.
Interestingly the No.2 ranked stallion in 2015 is Grafenstolz – Future Gravitas’s own sire. On the All Time Sire Rankings, Future Gravitas also ranks just above his sire, showing the power of genetics.
All Future Gravitas’s offspring received Higher First Premiums or First Premiums. This shows fantastic consistency and prepotency in the performance genes and their ability to be passed on. When you add into the mix that Future Gravitas’s dam has already produced multiple International horses, including an Olympic, World and Pan Am Games medalist, it gives you great hope that Future Gravitas will pass performance from BOTH sides of his pedigree.
Future Gravitas himself has already qualified for the BE Breeding 5 Year Old Championships by emphatically winning his section by over 5 marks, setting a 2015 British Eventing Record Dressage Score of just 17 penalties in the process.
Fingers crossed that both his performance and production continue as they have started!!
We are absolutely delighted that HM The Queen has just had her lovely mare Stardust scanned in foal to Future Illusion.
Future Illusion has successfully competed in affiliated eventing, dressage and at County level in Showing. He is by the Elite trakehner stallion Fleetwater Opposition, out of a highly graded mare that descends from Jumbo’s sire Skippy, as well as the Grand Prix dressage stallion Demonstrator, and the legendary thoroughbred stallion Spiritus xx who sired an eventing dynasty.
Future Illusion is available via fresh semen at Balinmore Stud, or via chilled and frozen. He will be standing all season. His stud fee is £650 but there are concessions to proven sport and showing mares, and there’s a choice of terms – either LFG or 50% of the stud fee returned if your mare is not in foal
We are hugely honoured that our young stallion Future Gravitas has been selected by none other than Mary King to be used on her 4* mare Kings Temptress (pictured) who WON the Rolex CCI**** and was 3rd at Badminton. Mary is doing embryo transfer from this fantastic mare and I cannot wait to see this foal!!
We are absolutely delighted to announce that Future Sport Horses has moved to our dream property in Yorkshire. We will now have the facilities to enable the expansion of our breeding, production and competition activities and are very excited about the future (if you’ll excuse the pun!)
The new place has a lovely 5 bedroom house, much more land and the following facilities -
* 28 indoor stables
* Indoor walker
* Indoor solarium
* 60 x 20m floodlit rubber chip dressage arena
* 40 x 20m floodlit showjumping arena
* Floodlit Lunge pen
* Canter track
* Floodlit All weather turn out area
* 2 Tack rooms
* 2 Feed rooms
* Rug room
* Fully equipped rest room with kitchen, laundry and eating area
* Staff accommodation
We will be advertising very soon for a high quality rider to base themselves with us and will be building our team of support staff as we expand. #TheFUTURESBright#BePartOfAnExcitingFUTURE