CHALFONT St Giles horse breeder Christine Trednell has been honoured at one of the equestrian world's major dates.

She was among the British breeders celebrated at the recent Breeders' Awards Dinner at London Grange City Hotel.

Thirty-one awards were presented in recognition of the continued development of the British breeding industry – 19 to the breeders of performance sport horses and ponies and 12 for the owners of former racehorses which have gone on to success in ridden affiliated competition.

Trendnell's award came in The Baileys Horse Feeds/BEF Futurity section. She claimed the two-year-old award with her homebred Oldenburg filly Flamingo, who is by renowned sire Flemmingh.

The filly, who is now being produced by dressage rider and trainer Paul Friday proved highly successful in young horse classes in 2009 and looks like a great prospect for the future.

“I bought Flamingo's dam, Hawaii, as a three-year-old out of the Brightwells Sales at Malvern, to use as broodmare to produce dressage horses,” Trednell said.