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PUBLISHED: 16:26 12 August 2009 | UPDATED: 09:40 12 August 2010

A HORSE named after a famous burlesque dancer has earned a First Premium score at a dressage competition. Dita Von Teese, a Dark

A HORSE named after a famous burlesque dancer has earned a First Premium score at a dressage competition.

Dita Von Teese, a Dark Bay yearling mare owned and bred by Terri Brooks, from Keston, competed in the dressage section at the Baileys Horse Feeds and British Equestrian Federation (BEF) Futurity Evaluation on July 23.

The Bedford event, is noted for spotting horses with competition potential or destined for the Olympic Games.

Dita's sire is top Hanoverian dressage stallion, Dimaggio and her dam, Fort-Galas Pride was an ex racehorse and a descendant of Derby winners.

Trainer Ms Brooks said: "She has the potential to be very trainable and has a lovely character - she loves people and is intelligent and willing."

BEF's head of equine development, Jan Rogers, said: "The Futurity's support has exceeded all expectations this year and the standard at The Grange was excellent. The Futurity is showing itself to be an assessment system which British breeders value, because it enables them to demonstrate, long before a horse is able to compete, that it has performance potential." For more information, visit www.bef.co.uk

/british_breeding.


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