British Breeding Celebration Ball

Thursday, July 4

British Breeding Celebration Ball

British Breeding are delighted to announce a new celebration for British breeders at the end of the 2019 season.  The British Breeding Celebration Ball will be held at Grittleton House, Wiltshire, on 9thNovember.  In the beautiful setting of this historic country home, the event will recognise the achievements of participants in the British Breeding Baileys Horse Feeds Futurity series and Equine Bridge in a fun packed evening of dining and dancing and a fundraising auction of unique items.


British Breeding Director Rachael Holdsworth explains, “We are very excited about this new event, which will provide an uplifting finale to the breeding season, as well as giving us the opportunity to recognise the many wonderful achievements of British breeders.”


As well as certificates and awards for the top Futurity entrants in each age and discipline category, the ball will give special recognition to Futurity newcomers, runners, and helpers. 


The ball’s venue, Grittleton House is a beautiful family owned regency country home, offering a unique experience of an intimate and characterful setting ideal for a celebration. The House was built for entertaining, with a large ballroom and elegant social spaces, and an impressive orangery overlooking the Italian sunken gardens. Those who want to make it a particularly special experience are invited to bid for the opportunity of staying in one of the house’s magnificent, recently refurbished, state bedrooms.


Located close to Bath and Bristol, with direct train links to London and beyond, and within 5 minutes driving  from the M4, the venue has excellent transport links for those coming from further afield. There are a wide range of options for an overnight stay, suitable for all budgets, some of which are within walking distance of the venue.


Jane Buchan, Marketing Manager of Futurity sponsor, Baileys Horse Feeds, says, “It makes sense to hold the awards at the end of the current season, and we are very much looking forward to supporting the new event”.  


CEO of British Showjumping Iain Graham, says “We are looking forward to this new event, which will bring together British breeding and the sport in a joined celebration of the 2019 season. We recognise the importance of our breeding industry in providing the equine stars of the future.”


Tickets to this ball will be sold at £100 per person and will go on public sale this summer. The evening will include a drinks reception, three course dinner and dancing. British Breeding Members’ Club members will enjoy priority booking and a discount off each ticket. 


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