The Clements Equine leg of the Elite Foal Registration Tour took place on 15th August at Manor Farm in Bardwell near Bury St Edmunds. The centre offers a full range of AI, and stallion reproductive services and was pleased to host this new event to showcase British breeding - the first of its type in this region.
The Elite Foals Registration Tour has been developed to simplify the process of registering foals in the UK, for both studbooks and breeders, while encouraging quality sport horse breeding in Britain. Against a backdrop of glorious sunshine, 27 foals were presented for assessment before a panel of international judges from a number of British and European studbooks.
There were some superb foals presented in categories for Eventing, Showjumping, Dressage and Ponies. The winner of the Championship for each category will now go forward to the National Championship in September, where substantial prize money will be on offer. The top foal in each discipline and the top pony at the final will receive a £5000 cash prize, and the total prize fund will be in excess of £40,000, rewarding British breeders for their tireless dedication and commitment.
Rossdales stud farm vets, who work closely with the team at Clements Equine, presented talks on artificial insemination, semen collection/analysis and embryo transfer and then carried out microchipping of many of the foals after they had been presented to the judges.
The event attracted a good number of spectators who had come along to see the foals (some of which will be offered for sale by their breeders) enjoy the talks and the barbecue.
Thanks to Elite Foals for organising this exciting new initiative and to Clements Equine for hosting an excellent event. We look forward to the next one!
More pictures from the day can be seen on our Facebook page.
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