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First for Lyme breeder Wiscombe
LYME Regis horse breeder Kirsty Wiscombe of the Yawl Hill Stud has earned a First premium at the Baileys Horse Feeds/British Equestrian Federation (BEF) Futurity evaluations.
Wiscombe saw her colt foal Yawl Hill Big Yin secure the award at the event, at the Tall Trees in Cornwall.
The BEF Futurity evaluation series aims to identify British bred young potential sport horses and ponies destined for careers in dressage, eventing, show-jumping or endurance, and may even find the Olympic champions of the future.
Yawl Hill Big Yin took the highest mark of the day for a potential endurance horse at Tall Trees with a score of 8.39 and a First premium, which indicates that he has the potential and outlook to perform at national level.
Yawl Hill Big Yin is bred by Wiscombe and owned jointly with Alicia Jauffret.
He is by Yawl Hillbilly out of Connie by Al Mansour.
Big Yin has impressive pedigree for endurance riding as both his parents are 100-mile horses. Connie, who is 17, has competitively ridden more than 4,000m during her career and Wiscombe hopes to start competing her again next year.
Yawl Hillbilly, who is also owned by Wiscombe, was short-listed for this year’s World Endurance Championships and is now being aimed at the 2013 European Championships.
Wiscombe said: “Big Yin is a gorgeous horse. He really is fantastic and it’s lovely to have a grey after so many bays.
“I will produce him myself and aim him at international level competition.”
Wiscombe went to the Futurity at The Grange last year with Yawl Hill Maverick, who earned a higher first premium with a score of 8.82.
He is the uncle to Big Yin and has recently been broken in.
Wiscombe added: “The Futurity is very helpful and a great experience for the youngsters.”
The BEF Futurity Evaluations are held at 12 venues throughout the UK and young horses go home with a BEF Premium (grade), a rosette and a detailed scoresheet.