WUC colt wins second place in Futurity Championships

October 2019

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A colt bred at Writtle University College’s (WUC) on-campus stud has enjoyed resounding success. Lordships Bare Necessities, who is also known as Baloo, placed second in the Showjumping Foal class at the British Breeding Futurity Championships in Solihull, West Midlands.

Since his birth at Lordships Stud in April 2019, Baloo has been seen as a star in the making. In August 2019, he was awarded ‘Elite’ status at The British Breeding Baileys Horse Feeds Futurity event.

Baloo was accompanied to Solihull by a team from Writtle University College, including third year Equine Behavioural Science student, Ellie-Mae Bowman. She commented: “It was an incredible learning experience. It was interesting to see the behaviours displayed by all of the horses. Being a student at Writtle and working on the stud as a casual member of staff has provided me with so many opportunities to further my knowledge and skills. From seeing Baloo be born to being named the second best showjumping foal in the United Kingdom means that I am very proud of where I work and the horses that I work with.”

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