Posted on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by Sasha Melia
The British Breeding Stallion Event 2019 will be held on at Addington Manor Equestrian Centre on the NEW DATE of Saturday 16th March, in association with Competition Stallions and sponsored by Baileys Horse Feeds. This unique event brings together the very best stallions standing in the UK today, giving mare owners and the wider public an opportunity to see stallions perform in the arena as well as having access to the stable area. Studbooks and breeding organisations will be among the variety of trade stands providing a wealth of information to breeders.
Organiser, Jane Skepper, a director of British Breeding, has a wealth of experience in breeding and competition horses. A qualified AI technician who runs her family’s Heritage Coast Stud, Jane launched the Competition Stallions Guide in 2012. “This event has become a popular and regular fixture in the equestrian calendar, and the 2019 event is all set to be bigger and better than ever. After the success of our first event last year, we have a had a huge response from stallion owners wanting to show their horses”, explained Jane.
The 2019 British Stallion Event will feature over 60 stallions, with high profile horses from a number of top studs including Catherston Stud, Future Sport Horses, New Priory Stud, Weston Warmbloods and Woodlander Stud. Among the stars due to attend are Britannia’s Mail, Escape Z, Integro, Ramiro B, Timolin and Woodlander Double Bubble.
The event was run under new management last year as part of the British Equestrian Federation’s transfer of British Breeding to the new management group.
New introductions include presentations and displays that will take place during breaks. The facilities at Addington offer visitors several options to ensure your comfort, including a VIP ticket with morning coffee, full carvery lunch and afternoon tea all available in the warm comfort of the VIP lounge overlooking the international arena.
All the stallions will have their turn to show their paces in the arena and will then be available for visitors to see in the stables. Nothing beats the opportunity to meet the stallions in the stable to evaluate their quality and conformation and determine if they would complement your mare. Stallion owners and handlers welcome the opportunity to show their horses in the stable environment and talk to mare owners.
Organiser, Jane Skepper, said “We are delighted to have received such a positive response from stallion owners. Some of the stallions will be shown alongside their progeny, which is always fascinating to watch and will make a great show”.
The event will also feature the Competition Stallions Awards, recognising the top British based sires of progeny assessed by the British Breeding Futurity Evaluations in 2018.
Advanced tickets are £15 per person, or £45 for the VIP package. For ticket sales, visit www.british-breeding.com.