Future Illusion

Key data

**Used by HM The Queen**

**Multiple Champion Stallion**

Height: 16.1hh
DOB:
 2004

Pedigree: Fleetwater Opposition x The Outlaw

Licensed with:
* Life Graded SHB(GB)
* Life Approved AES
* Breeders Elite (SIES)

Sire of CCI4* Eventers and HOYS Finalists

 

 

 

**Stallion Video**

Fresh/Chilled semen: £800 LFG*
Collection & Shipping Fee: £150
Collection Only Fee (for on-site mares or pick up): £120
*Alternative terms apply for semen to be used via ICSI

Frozen semen: £650 –  £325 on booking + £325 in foal – up to 3 doses*
Shipping Fee: fees per Stallion AI Services charges
*Alternative terms apply for semen to be used via ICSI

Concessions:
* SHB(GB) Mare Service Vouchers can be discounted against the stud fee
* Concessions to proven performance mares or dams of performance horses in sport/showing, and dam’s of BEF Futurity Elite offspring
* Multiple mare booking discounts

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About

Outstandingly good looking stallion by an Elite stallion out of a SHB(GB) Head Stud book mare with the rare ability to sire both International Eventers and HOYS show horses. Selected by H.M. The Queen for one of Her own mares and the offspring is a multiple County Show Champion with Katie Jerram.  He is:

  • Life Graded SHB(GB) and Life Approved AES
  • CHAMPION Sire of Eventing Youngstock at 2009 BEF Futurity
  • BEF Futurity Best British Bred Stallion Across All Disciplines TWICE
  • One of the top British Eventing Sires
  • Successful BE Novice level Eventer
  • Winning BD Elementary level dressage horse and Regional Finalist with 48 BD points
  • Sire of FEI International Eventers at CCI4* level
  • Sire of Burghley Young Event Horse, Badminton Grassroots AND HOYS Finalists
  • Sire of the BEF UK Champion Eventer 2008
  • Sire of the British Eventing Breeding Champion Foal 2012

Prior to a ridden career Future Illusion was extremely successful in both the Futurity and Show ring being:

  • CHAMPION FOAL (National Hunter Show ’04) winning the Kadir Cup
  • Champion Futurity Yearling (All Disciplines) scoring the highest mark for ‘athleticism’ at the 2005 British Equestrian Federation Futurity with an amazing 91%
  • Champion Futurity 2 Year Old Eventer
  • Best 2 Year Old Colt PAVO British Eventing Breeding Championships
  • Multiple County Show Champion in a range of classes

Future Illusion is an athletic bay stallion with an exquisite head and no white markings at all. He has demonstrated his versatility by winning in the show ring as a foal, yearling, 2 year old & 4 year old across a wide variety of classes. He scored the highest mark for ‘athleticism’ at the 2005 British Equestrian Federation Futurity Show (all ages and disciplines) with an amazing 91%.

“Future Illusion has excellent conformation, strong well set on limbs & good feet all leading to quality of movement. It has been proved that he passes all of this on to his progeny who will certainly make their mark in the show ring.”
– HOYS Judge, Philip Hilton

His bloodlines are exceptional – he is by the Elite stallion & Double European Junior Eventing Gold Medallist Fleetwater Opposition, out of the Head Stud Book SHB(GB), Champion Sporthorse and Champion Hunter broodmare Future Illicit Affair.

Fleetwater Opposition’s legacy lives on through his offspring – Summersong (Olympic, World and European eventer), Opposition Buzz (European Team Gold Medalist) and many other Advanced eventers, as well as BE Young Horse Champion Opposition Heracles.

Future Illicit Affair carries in her pedigree the great Skippy (sire of Jumbo), Criminal Law (Sire of multiple 5* eventers) and Demonstrator (Grand Prix dressage horse and sire of countless County Show and HOYS winners). With the addition of top class National Hunt breeding on her bottom line which descends from the legendary Spiritus, and the Gold Cup winner Fortina, this mix of TB and trakehner blood is proving to be the pedigree of choice for modern eventers.

Future Illusion is the sire of:

  • CCI4* Eventers, Express Eventing Winners, BYEH and Badminton Grassroots Finalists
  • National Futurity Champion Eventers and Res. Supreme Champions
  • HOYS Finalists and sire of 2 Champions, 2 Reserve Champions and 5 class winners at the 2019 Show Horse Association Show in a single day

A unique stallion who has the outstanding beauty and movement to produce the very best Show horses, but that also passes the toughness, athleticism and trainability to also reach the very top in International sport.  A true jewel in British breeding.

WFFS – Negative

Performance

Date Rider/Handler Venue Class Placing Comment
14/12/13 Ms K Aldous Houghton Hall EC BD Elementary 43 1st   71.37% !
14/12/13 Ms K Aldous Houghton Hall EC BD Elementary 59Q 1st  69.06 !
11/12/13 Ms K Aldous Houghton Hall EC BD Elementary 59Q 1st
11/12/13 Ms K Aldous Houghton Hall EC BD Elementary 45 1st
06/12/13 Ms K Aldous College of West Anglia BD Elementary 53 1st
06/12/13 Ms K Aldous College of West Anglia BD Elementary 40 1st
04/12/13 Ms K Aldous Keysoe EC BD Elementary 57 1st
04/12/13 Ms K Aldous Keysoe EC BD Elementary 43 1st
27/11/13 Ms K Aldous Houghton Hall EC Elementary 42 1st
27/11/13 Ms K Aldous Houghton Hall EC Novice 27 1st 
28/09/13 Ms J Brakewell Kelsall Hill Novice 9th
21/09/13 Ms J Brakewell Allerton Park Novice 8th
29/06/13 Ms J Brakewell Eland Lodge BE 100 (Pre-Novice) 3rd
01/06/13 Ms J Brakewell Ascott-Under-Wychwood BE 100 (Pre-Novice) 2nd Double clear! 
12/10/12 Ms J Brakewell Oasby BE 100 (Pre-Novice) 11th First outing after 2 years out of eventing!
07/05/11 Ms E Gill Sheepgate EC Novice 28 1st First outing in dressage with his new rider!
07/05/11 Ms E Gill Sheepgate EC Prelim 12 1st First outing in dressage with his new rider!
26/09/10 Ms J Brakewell Kelsall Hill BE 100 (Pre-Novice) 8th Finished on the same score as the horse in 7th but because the other horse was slower xc and therefore nearer the optimum time, it was awarded 7th and Future Illusion 8th.
22/09/09 N/A BEF Futurity Series Best British Bred Sire across ALL disciplines 1st After nearly a thousand horses aged from foals to 3 yrs old across the disciplines of Eventing, Showjumping, Dressage and Endurance were evaluated across 15 venues throughout the UK, Future Illusion was the top British Bred Sire across all disciplines for the 2nd year running!
18/09/10 Ms J Brakewell Allerton Park BE 100 (Pre-Novice) 11th .
03/07/10 Ms J Brakewell Purston Manor BE 100 (Pre-Novice) 11th Double clear! Finished on his dressage score.
19/06/10 Ms J Brakewell Catton Park BE 100 (Pre-Novice) 4th
13/06/10 Ms J Brakewell Llanymynech BE 100 (Pre-Novice) 10th
13/05/10 Ms J Brakewell Rodbaston BE 90 (Intro) HC (3rd) Double clear! He’d have been 3rd if he weren’t HC due to Jeanette’s over qualification. Again he would have been 1st had Jan ridden for the time xc.
24/04/10 Ms J Brakewell Bradwall BE 90 (Intro) HC (3rd) Double clear! He had the joint top dressage score and added only 1.6 time penalties xc to this, jumping a double clear. He’d have been 3rd if he weren’t HC due to Jeanette’s over qualification at this level, and would have been Jt 1st had Jan ridden for the time xc, but there wasn’t much point as he was HC!
25/10/09 Ms J Brakewell Aston-le-Walls UA Intro 3rd Double clear!
11/09/09 N/A BEF Futurity Series Best British Bred Sire across ALL disciplines 1st After nearly a thousand horses aged from foals to 3 yrs old across the disciplines of Eventing, Showjumping, Dressage and Endurance were evaluated across 14 venues throughout the UK, Future Illusion was the top British Bred Sire across all disciplines
11/09/09 N/A BEF Futurity Series Event Horse Sire 1st After several hundred Event Horses aged from foals to 3 yrs old were evaluated across 14 venues throughout the UK, Future Illusion topped the sire rankings ahead of 23 other British & Continental based Stallions
03/04/08 Mr M Cadman West Midlands Show, Great Malvern Hack Championship Champion Qualified for the Ponies (UK) Summer Championships
03/04/08 Mr M Cadman West Midlands Show, Great Malvern Hack (4 Yrs & Over) 1st
10/10/06 Miss J Hodkin Pavo BE Breeding Championships 2 Year Old Eventer Best Colt
21/09/06 Miss J Hodkin BEF Futurity Grading Championship 2 Year Old Eventer Reserve Champion
17/08/06 Miss J Hodkin BEF Futurity Grading Show Qualifier (Arena UK) 2 Yr Old Eventer Section 1st Highest scoring 2 year old eventer. Judges said ‘he has all the bits in the right places’
24/09/05 Miss J Hodkin Trakehner Breeders Fraternity Show Part-Bred Trakehner Championship Reserve Champion
22/09/05 Miss J Hodkin BEF Futurity Grading Show Yearling Championship
(All Disciplines)
Reserve Champion This Championship had the 2 highest graded yearlings from each discipline (dressage, show jumping & eventing).
22/09/05 Miss J Hodkin BEF Futurity Grading Show Yearling Eventer Colts/Geldings 1st Premium Awarded a First Premium (highest grade). Highest scoring yearling event colt/gelding overall, with the top mark of the entire day for ‘athleticism’ – 9.1 out of 10 !
01/09/05 Mr P Hilton Bucks County Show Yearling Hack or Riding Horse Best Riding Horse
22/06/05 Miss J Hodkin Lincs County Show Youngstock Hunter Championship 1st Reserve Awarded 1st Reserve from 6 class winners (yearlings, 2yr olds & 3yr old fillies & colts/geldings) & 6 runners-up, in the Hunter Youngstock Championship. He was the youngest horse in the Championship.
22/06/05 Miss J Hodkin Lincs County Show Yearling Hunter 1st
08/09/04 Miss J Hodkin National Hunter Show Foal Championship Champion Winner of the “Kadir Cup” Trophy & “Summer Knight” Perpetual Challenge Cup, beating the 1st & 2nd placed foals from the Heavyweight, Middleweight, Lightweight & Small Hunter classes & the 1st & 2nd placed Sporthorse foals
08/09/04 Miss J Hodkin National Hunter Show Lightweight Hunter Foal 1st
07/09/04 Miss J Hodkin National Hunter Show Open Sporthorse Foal 1st

Progeny

Sire of:

  • Multiple International eventers up to CCI4* 
  • Burghley Young Event Horse Finalists
  • Express Eventing winners
  • Badminton Grassroots Finalists
  • Blemheim Eventer Challenge winners
  • British Eventing Breeding Champions
  • British Futurity Champions
  • Horse Of the Year Show Finalists
  • 2 Champions, 2 Reserve Champions and 5 class winners at the 2019 Show Horse Association Show in a single day
  • Sire of the 1st, 2nd AND 3rd placed foals in the Competition Horse Class at Bucks County Show

“You look for a horse that is well put together, has all the movements and a nice temperament to go with it. The foal was very correct and had a lovely disposition and aura with it, it really caught the eye.”
– British Team Trainer & Olympic Chef d’Equipe, Yogi Breisner’s comments regarding Future Proposition at the Futurity Elite Show 2008.

Here are a selection of a few of Future Illusion’s youngsters -​

Photo Name Status
Cosmic Charm * FEI International Eventer at 4* level
To Love And Honour * FEI International Eventer at 3* level
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Burghley Young Event Horse 4 Year Old Finalist
Bred by Emma Latham
  Uptown Girl * FEI International Eventer at 2* level
* BEF ELITE 1st Premium Graded Event Foal – 91.4%
* CHAMPION Horse of the day across all disciplines and all ages (Tall Trees) Click here for press article 1Click here for press article 2
Bred by Sue Hicks
Churchside Reflection * QUADRUPLE Badminton Grassroots Finalist
* Winner of 18 – EIGHTEEN – British Eventing competitions
Bred by Deirdre Hunt
Worthy Illusion * WINNER at Dressage to Music (Regional Finalist)
* Competing at BE100 level eventing
* 2nd Riding Horse class Bucks County Show 2016
Bred and ridden by Jo Hales
Oakbank Ultimate Illusion * Competing at BE Novice level eventing
Isington Illusion * WINNER British Eventing and featured in Horse & Hound
Bonafide Allusion * BE Novice level eventer
Louis_Xaraymax Regal Illusion Xaraymax Regal Illusion * WINNER Express Eventing
* WINNER British Novice Show Jumping
Bred by Jane Griffiths
Futurama * Regular Hunt horse
Shude Hill Bertie * Intermediate Show Hunter / Small Hunter
Bred by Dave Bull
DORIS_SearchForAStar Dorissimo * HOYS Finalist- Search For A Star
* Competing at BE100 level with multiple placings
Bred by Elaine Hack
Earl of Elvet * Multiple County Show Winner
Future Gilded Illusion * Multiple County Show Champion
* Winner at the National Hunter Show
Bred by Future Sport Horses
Future Jurisdiction * 1st Competition Horse Foal – Bucks County Show
* BEF Higher 1st Premium Graded Event Foal – 89.3%
Bred by Future Sport Horses. Sold to the USA
Future Proposition * UK BEF Jt Res. SUPREME
* UK BEF CHAMPION EVENTER 2008
* UK BEF CHAMPION EVENT FOAL 2008
* BEF ELITE ‘1st Premium’ Graded Event Foal –
Bred by Future Sport Horses

Pedigree


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 Eventers Opposition Legacy, Swang Ryan, the 5 & 6 Year Old Pavo BE breeding Champion Opposition Heracles‘, and the 4 Year Old 2007 PAVO BE Breeding Champion Elite Opposition AND Res. Champion! Fleetwater Opposition movie
Muschamp Danube (1967)100 Day Performance tested Trakehner Isenstein (1964) Hessenstein (1958) Komet (1952)
Sonett (1953)
Isabella Handerfalk
Irene 215
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) Gabriel (G-Sire of the legendary ‘Flaneur‘)
Bea 101
Donau von Schimmelhof (1951) Hansakapitan
Donna 831
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 Pilger (1926)
Ostia (1933)
Oppozitsia Trakehner – records lost during the War
Trakehner – records lost during the War
Pika (Grand-dam of Olympic Showjumper Almox Prints J, and paternal half-sister to Elite Olympic Dressage stallion Pepel) Piligrim (1944) Elite Graded Stallion Pythagoras (1927)
Alster
Corinna (1936) Ararad (1921)
Coralle (1920)

Future Illicit Affair SHB(GB) Head Stud Book.Champion Sporthorse Broodmare – National Hunter Show 2005Champion Hunter Broodmare – Suffolk County Show 2007

The Outlaw Sire of Intermediate eventer ‘Opal II’ and County Show Winner ‘Tiger Lily
Criminal Law (1987) blk/br 16.3hh HIS Premium Stallion. Sire of CCI*** eventer ‘Lawlight Alliance‘, Advanced Eventers Weston Justice, Serving Time, Special Attorney, Special Advocate & Eurodisney Law Society (1982) dkb/br Champion 2 yr old. Champion 3 yr old. Alleged (1974) b 16.1hh Won Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe TWICE. Champion 2 yr old colt in England & France 1977. Champion Older Male in France 1978
Bold Bikini (1969) b
Indian Maid (1969) br Astec (1964) b Winner of French Derby
Currarevagh (1957) b
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 Dynamo (1974) dkb/br
Pippa (1967) blk
Mainspring Champion at theThree Counties Skippy (1974) ch 17hh Grade A Showjumper
Elle Vara

Classic Fayre 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 Kings Leap (1959) Broke 6f track record at Windsor. Grand-Sire of the Advanced Event Stallion Mill Law
Sissi (1953) Champion Race Mare
Zip Flip Bleep Bleep (1956) b Winner of 7 races including King George Stakes
Rio Rita
Copper Fair Fair Gledhill(1954) ch HIS Premium Stallion. Sire of ‘Fair Change’ HOYS Hack of the Year 1984. Fair Seller (1946) b Won Ayr Gold Cup. Winner of 18 races
Proud Link (1946)
Copper Plate IIDam of 4 winners:Culm Valley – 9 races, River Culm – 4, Culm Port -1, Culm Sovereign – 1 Spiritus (1946) Sire of ‘Master Spiritus’ who produced Ginny Elliot’s ‘Master Craftsman’ and Advanced eventer ‘Elektra Spiritus’ and is still the No.1 Event Horse Sire by Lifetime Progeny Points
Fonteray Won a number of Point to Points. (by Cheltenham Gold Cup winner ‘Fortina‘)

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