Sunday, February 13, 2011

Winner of the NED Festive Photo competition

National Equine Database’s winter 2010 photo competition winners Dominick and Jan Atkinson from Kendal in Cumbria are looking forward to their year’s free subscription to Horse and Hound, generously donated by IPC Media.

“We are absolutely thrilled” said Dominick, whose wife Jan took the winning photograph of grey Arab stallion Halal against the snowy backdrop of Whiteside End and the Kentmere Fells at their stud farm located at over 1000 feet above sea level in Cumbria.

“It was minus 12 celsius on the day the photo was taken” said Jan “it’s no wonder we hadn’t bathed him first!”

Halal is full brother to Dominick and Jan’s stallion Hanson who died tragically in 2009, leading to Halal’s owner Ali Cox immediately offering them the loan of Halal to complete their breeding season. Following Halal’s trip over from Ireland, the loan has been so successful, Halal has remained at the Atkinsons’ Seren Arabians stud for a further two seasons.

Dominick and Jan are supporters of the BEF Futurity series which assesses young sport horses from foals to three years for their potential as dressage horses, endurance horses, eventers or showjumpers. A three year old son of Hanson, Seren Procyon, was the 2010 Futurity season’s endurance high scorer. “We are even happier about having the winning photograph” says Dominick “because the featured stallion is closely linked to our 2010 and forthcoming 2011 BEF Futurity entries.”

To view the winning photo “Snow Motion”, visit


NED is the UK’s National Equine Database where information on
every horse in the UK with a passport is stored. Horse information is available for the public to view.

The winning photo is of Halal who is a 100% Crabbett Arab stallion foaled 1989 (Hanif x Sherilla by Bright Shadow) Copyright Jan Atkinson, Seren Arabians

Horse and Hound, the UK’s leading weekly equestrian publication is published by IPC Media

Information on the Baileys Horse Feeds/BEF Futurity is at

To see a larger sized high resolution image of Snow Motion, click

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