The cream of the 2009 Sportaloosa foal crop in Australasia was judged by Queensland state dressage coach Carlos de Cleermaecker in the $1,000 Sportaloosa International foal futurity.
17 foals competed for the top spot and the placings are as follows:
1st - CA Entourage - Something Jazzy x First Audition (TB)
2nd - Cayuse Walkin N'Talkin - Cayuse A Grand Illusion x Cayuse Pep Talk
3rd - Cayuse Edward X - Xhogun Middlesom (Knabstrupper) x Cayuse Moonwalker
4th - CayuseTime Lord - Cayuse Fewsion x Ric's Hornet
5th - Cayuse Debatable - Cayuse Chatta Lena x The Cuttin Edge
6th Cayuse River Of Gold - Riverside (Hanoverian) x Cayuse Few Moon
De Cleermaecker was impressed by the line up of quality foals presented to him for assessment in the inaugural Sportaloosa foal futurity, saying he saw an excellent future for the Sportaloosa breed in performance events.
All entrants were assessed on their frame, movement and potential as riding horses. “All placegetters had a very good build and I see an excellent future for these in under saddle work and competition. I also thought they had very pleasing colours and see an excellent future for the Sportaloosa breed in performance.”
The award for the best made video also went to CA Entourage, video by Debra and Tanya Bawden. Congratulations and thank you to all entrants for an exceptional effort presenting top quality spotted foals.