British Breeding Launch the First Futurity Elite Online Auction

This year is the first time that British Breeding is to carry out an auction of Futurity Elite youngstock.

Unlike studbook or private auctions, the Futurity Elite Online Auction drew on around 400 Futurity entries this year to create a selection of 41 exceptional lots with superb pedigrees, but above all with the highly respected seal of approval that comes from achieving a Gold or even an Elite Premium at the BB Baileys Horse Feeds Futurity Evaluations.  An exciting selection are bred for eventing and will go under the hammer 25th-27th September. 

Says British Breeding Director Jane Marson: “The Futurity qualification is what makes the Futurity Elite Online Auction unique: Buyers can bid with confidence, in the knowledge that every young horse or foal for sale has been through a rigorous assessment by a highly experienced, independent international team of evaluators, as well as by our head veterinarian and nutritionist, ensuring that our collection is of the highest quality, with strong emphasis on ability, performance, conformation and soundness. On top of the virtual evaluation, all the foals and young horses have been physically vetted and full reports are available on the auction listings. The 2 and 3-year-olds have also had rigorous x-rays and these are available to be viewed on request from potential buyers’ vets.”

We have a selection of 41 of the best progeny available in the UK for sale via online auction from 25th-27th September 2020.  They are divided into disciplines with the order being oldest first and then in alphabetical order of the dam’s sire.  A pre-view catalogue is available on the British Breeding website which links to each horse’s futurity result, full pedigree and further information. This is available at:

The auction website is now live with bidding starting from the morning of the 25th and ending in the evening of the 27th. Each lot is staggered by 5 minutes and we start with the Dressage horses, then the Eventers and finish with the Showjumpers. We have partnered with who run the GRAND PRIX SALES auctions among others and the auction will be live on Registration to bid is very easy, so please do register before the end of the bidding period.

We have an absolutely top class group of eventing youngsters which has the higher numbers of older youngsters with two 3-year-olds and two 2-year-olds along with some stunning foals.

The section is headed up with the stunning 3-year-old colt, Britannia’s Bijou, who is out of Headley Britannia’s daughter, Bella Britannia. This colt is already working beautifully on the flat and has got his first mare in foal. He is by the diminutive Littledale Bright Star who has a number of top class event horses to his progeny list.

He is followed on by our other 3-year-old, again already broken, Quirimus, who is by the 1.60m Showjumper Quirifino Z out of a Primitive Rising mare so he has the pedigree to excel.

These two 3-year-olds are followed by the 2-year-old, Pencos Highland Celt, who is by the late Cevin Z out of a Landmark mare who herself competed BE. This is a stunning colt who not only has all the conformational attributes to become a class event horse but he has a temperament to dream of – to the extent that even the vet remarked on it during his vetting. He is followed by a 2-year-old filly by the Grand Prix dressage stallion T Movistar (Tango) out of a Thoroughbred mare with good racing dam lines.

We then go to a list of six superb foals, you could only wish for, which is kicked off by the ELITE scoring Future Iconic Pleasure which scored 9s across the board. Bred in the purple for eventing by the exciting young stallion Future Guilty Pleasure out of a Contendro I mare and well related to a plethora or International event horses.

The quality of this foal list is incredible, with progeny of Olympic sires and dam lines related to multiple International horses.

“We really could not have hoped for a stronger line up for the first ever Futurity Elite Auction of future eventing stars. It is a real opportunity for buyers to secure a future star,” says Jane Marson, Director of British Breeding.

The Preview catalogue is currently available at:

The Auction is at

The Auction starts on Friday 25th September and ends on Sunday 27th September from 6pm.