British Breeding have announced that their annual Stallion Event will go ahead in a new virtual format. Sponsored by Baileys Horse Feeds in association with the Competition Stallions Guide, the event will now be delivered by webinar on three consecutive Wednesday evenings to cover each discipline – 10th February, Eventing, 17th February, Showjumping, and 24th February, Dressage. The webinars will be live-streamed through social media and the British Breeding website. The event is set to be the biggest show of stallions based in the UK for 2021.
The British Breeding Stallion Event is much anticipated by breeders as the independent showcase of top sport horse stallions standing in the UK. With over 70 stallions for dressage, showjumping and eventing demonstrating their skills in the arena and available to view in the stables, the event is a regular pilgrimage in a normal year for anyone looking to choose a sire for their next generation of competition horses.
“We decided to run the virtual event because it is important, even in these extraordinary times, that breeders still have the opportunity to see a wide variety of stallions, and this time of year is crucial for those looking to select sires and make breeding decisions,” explained Director of British Breeding Jane Skepper.
The format for the 2021 virtual event will encompass the spirit of the live event, with each stallion featured in detail and unique, pre-recorded videos of them competing, training and at home. Stallion owners will be interviewed live and will be available online for questions and answers.
“We are of course extremely disappointed not to be able to deliver the live event, but as with so many other events, we are at the mercy of the current Covid situation. However, the revised format will have many advantages, with stallion owners able to show many aspects of each stallion’s characteristics and talents, as well as getting up close in the stable to show their temperament. The stallion webinars will be a superb opportunity for breeders looking to choose a sire for their next generation of competition horses from the comfort of their home during lockdown,” added Jane.
Interested breeders can register to attend the live webinar, which will also be livestreamed via social media. A recording of each presentation will be available to watch again on the British Breeding website, where mare owners can catch up at their leisure.
Stallion entries are still being taken – visit www.british-breeding.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for booking information. Live stream information will be available soon via our website and on social media https://www.facebook.com/BritishBreedingFuturity.