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    Just wanted to post this one photo of me and my...

    Just wanted to post this one photo of me and my boy that really sums up what we're all about. He's my horse of a lifetime, and whilst I might not be his 'owner of a lifetime' (er hmmm), he still...
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    I couldn't agree more. Whilst a good techique...

    I couldn't agree more. Whilst a good techique over a fence is essential, and by that I particularly mean the knees should always be higher than the elbows to reduce the risk of rotational falls xc, I...
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    Sorry - what was question 2?

    Sorry - what was question 2?
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    I'll try to answer your points as best I can......

    I'll try to answer your points as best I can... :)


    To help people make their own minds up as to whether the BEF Futurity is a 'highly subjective scoring system' I've attached a link to the BEF...
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    There's lots of fabulous memories I have from my...

    There's lots of fabulous memories I have from my several visits over to watch the Rolex, but one of the most enduring was watching Teddy bounce round that place like a rubber ball, loving every...
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    I try.... :) Thanks but that's not actually...

    I try.... :)


    Thanks but that's not actually the case. The titles he's garnering are based on the average score of the stallion's top 3 progeny. So it's about quality not quantity. Future...
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    All good questions, to which I have some...

    All good questions, to which I have some hopefully useful answers...


    Future Illusion is not 'cheap'. His stud fee in the UK is £650 LFG.
    Even 4* star mares pay a stud fee. They get some...
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    - that'll be a double clear then. And he...

    - that'll be a double clear then.

    And he was never entered for a Young Horse Qualifier so he couldn't possibly have qualified for the Final - what a truly stupid remark to even make.
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    Oh dear oh dear FMulder - or shall we just cut to...

    Oh dear oh dear FMulder - or shall we just cut to the chase and call you Ken Rehill?? I just wonder how long it will be before your vitriol gets you banned from yet another forum... not long given...
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    Future Illusion semen available!

    Semen from Future Illusion will be available in the US this season and he would certainly meet the requirements you have. He is by the elite trakehner sire Fleetwater Opposition who was a Grand Prix...
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    Thank you all for your contributions. Have you...

    Thank you all for your contributions. Have you guys spent time in the UK, or sold any horses here? The reason I ask is that I think you would be surprised that actually the things you describe are in...
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    Hi JER - thank you so much for your kind...

    Hi JER - thank you so much for your kind comments. I'd be very interested to hear what you believe to be US specific issues? It might be something I can pick up in future articles as I've only...
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    Hiya. I'm a UK based breeder, but have sold a...

    Hiya. I'm a UK based breeder, but have sold a couple of Eventers we bred to the US - one was a 6 year who was already eventing, the other was a foal I sold this year in-utero. I've also spent a bit...
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    US Eventing Columnist

    Hi everyone - I know I've not posted here much over the last year of so, but I've found this year has just flown by. I don't know if you've found the same? Perhaps it's just a function of age(!)
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    US Eventing Columnist

    Hi everyone - I know I've not posted here much over the last year of so, but I've found this year has just flown by. I don't know if you've found the same? Perhaps it's just a function of age(!)
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  16. Thank you Robby about your comments about my boy...

    Thank you Robby about your comments about my boy Future Illusion. We've been a bit slow about getting some semen out to the US so far, but we did freeze some which is really good stuff, and are...
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    Finally...(!)

    After the usual season all us breeders have of making our first choices... then having to rethink them(!), then hanging on the vets every word as they scan your mare hopefully, ...fingers crossed,...
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    - Without wishing to hijack your thread about...

    - Without wishing to hijack your thread about Denario & Hoftanz, have you looked at my stallion - Future Illusion? Again he's only young - 5 this year - but has already sired the British Equestrian...
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    I visited Gestuet Birkhof a couple of weekends...

    I visited Gestuet Birkhof a couple of weekends ago and was very taken with Denario. I breed eventers and on pedigree alone you wouldn't pick him. That said he had absolutely superb conformation (and...
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    On the performance front I wouldn't expect the...

    On the performance front I wouldn't expect the same performance for 2 main reasons -
    1. He will be trained and ridden by different people
    2. He will be a stallion not a gelding

    Both very...
  21. Future Illusion will be a rookie in the States in...

    Future Illusion will be a rookie in the States in 2009 although he has 2 crops already on the ground in the UK, which have been incredibly well received by grading and judging panels.

    Here's a...
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    Future Illusion

    I will suggest my own boy for your mare as the three main characteristics you mention, he would address spectacularly -
    1. He's 16hh and will mature at 16.1hh so would re-size your mare to something...
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    I found guy 18 months or so ago and was really...

    I found guy 18 months or so ago and was really taken with him - both his looks and his pedigree so I ordered the DVD. Unfortunately I wasn't blown away by the DVD and felt slightly disappointed after...
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    Love the look of this guy. Look at the...

    Love the look of this guy. Look at the power/connection through the hip - lumbersacral joint!
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    Thanks Penny :D His sire is Fleetwater...

    Thanks Penny :D

    His sire is Fleetwater Opposition who is a trakehner.
    His dam line is mainly Thoroughbred.
    He looks very thoroughbred and sporty in type.
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