CLEHONGER horse owner Zoe Atkinson has gained a higher first premium with her yearling gelding at the Baileys Horse Feeds/ British Breeding/British Equestrian Federation (BEF) Futurity at Hartpury College.

The yearling potential endurance horse, AB Hugh Grant owned by Zoe attained a higher first premium of 8.89. AB Hugh Grant attained the highest score awarded to a yearling at Hartpury. A higher first premium indicates that the horse has the potential and outlook to perform at national level.

AB Hugh Grant was bred by Elizabeth Horstmas from ROE Mahbooba and his sire is AH Saluq.

“I went to see AB Hugh Grant and liked his fabulous movement, so I bought him," said Atkinson. "Once he is older and I have broken him in, I hope to go out competing in endurance on him.”

This is the first time Atkinson, who works for BT, has been to the Futurity.

She added: “AB Hugh Grant was so well behaved, his super temperament really helped him show off to his best on the day.”.

The BEF Futurity Evaluations are held at 11 venues over 14 days throughout the UK and young horses go home with a BEF Premium (grade), a stylish rosette and a detailed, informative score sheet.

An attractive certificate to keep and frame follows on after the event. All results are published on the fully searchable British Breeding website: