The TBA has recently published a booklet to give jumps breeders a comprehensive guide to the HBLB-funded TBA Elite National Hunt Mares Incentive Scheme for 2012, which provides free and subsidised nominations to British-based stallions for eligible mares.

The owners of such mares will shortly be contacted by the TBA, but if you believe you have an eligible mare and would like further details, please contact the TBA.

Mares must be based in Britain

Robert Waley-Cohen, Chairman of the TBA National Hunt Committee, said: “The aim of the scheme is to underline to mare owners the quality of stallions available in this country and to give a valuable incentive to TBA members who own such mares to cover them with the best from the ranks of young or proven stallions in Britain.

“It will reward those mares proven on the racecourse or at stud, and in this way I firmly believe the scheme will directly increase the quality of jumps horses being bred here in Britain.”

The scheme is for British-based mares aged 18 years and under (born 1994 or later) and owned by members of the TBA. To be eligible, mares must have achieved a National Hunt rating of at least 125, or have produced a National Hunt runner rated 140 or above.

For full details of the scheme, please contact Stanstead House to request a booklet or download one via this link.