After an unfortunate cancellation of the 2012 event due to inclement weather, the 6 and 7 year old championships have returned at Mondial du Lion in France this weekend. Several new jumps have been added to the cross country course, and the top young horses from around the world will be contesting the event this weekend as a launching board for future international events.
There are a handful of North American riders competing this weekend. In the CCI1* for 6 year old horses, Brianne Stanley and Back to Business represent the US, currently sitting in 41st place on a dressage score of 60.8 and Lindsay Traisnel and Topla d’Auzay represent Canada in 25th place on a 50.8. In the CCI2* for 7 year olds, Logan Rawlings and S’Prit Coeur Volant ride for the US and sit in 38th on a 54.6.
With over 100 entries across both divisions, the weekend promises to be action packed and thrilling as these future stars enjoy their time in the spotlight. If you want to keep up with the happenings in France, you can check out the live stream here.