British Horses Named for Young Horse World Championships at Le Lion d’Angers

Piggy French and Cooley Lancer, winner of the Six-Year-Old World Championship in 2019. Photo by Tilly Berendt.

The British Eventing Senior Selectors have confirmed the combinations that will compete at the 2023 Le Lion d’Angers Young Horse Championships in France from 18 – 22nd October — including a clone of Badminton winner Chilli Morning.

Great Britain is permitted to send fifteen combinations to the Championships – three to contest the 6-year-old Championship and twelve to contest the 7-year-old Championship. Riders wishing to take part were invited to apply and more than 40 applications we received. Those that have not made the selection will be placed on the waitlist in order of reserve and will be included in the nominated entry list on 18 September. We are especially pleased to see so many British-bred young horses within this year’s applications.

Nominated List:

6-Year-Old 3 x definite entries = 9

7-Year-Old 12 x definite entries = 36

The International Secretary will be in contact with further entry information for those selected. It is to be noted that selection is subject to achieving full Le Lion specific MERs by 18th September.

All selections are subject to continued performance as per the selection policy. A * denotes a British-bred horse.

Le Lion Selection 6 Year Olds:

  1. Barrington Alice owned by Johnny Hornby, ridden by Izzy Taylor*
  2. Kantango owned by Penelope Holley, Joanna Jones, Jane Boggis and Jane Tolley, ridden by Kitty King*
  3. Mojo owned by Mark Johns, Ginnie Wellings, Jane Grover, Oliver Wood, ridden by Mollie Summerland


  1. Retouchable owned by Alex C Phillips and ridden by Izzy Taylor – Direct Reserve for Barrington Alice
  2. Cushlas Indigo owned by Sharon Parnaby and ridden by Katie Magee
  3. My Star Turn owned by Richard and Sarah Jewson, ridden by Tom Jackson
  4. Girls Gamble owned by Heather Bell and rider, Michael Jackson
  5. Morningstar van Altrido owned by The Morningstar Syndicate and ridden by Max Warburton
  6. Chilli Morning IV owned by Christopher Stone and ridden by Gemma Stevens*

Le Lion Selection 7 Year Olds:

  1. Midnight Endeavour owned by Hugh and Pam Jarvis and ridden by Tom Jackson
  2. Cooley Mosstown owned by Karen Dunford, Dinah Posford and Gail Sinclair, ridden by Caroline Harris
  3. Carpo Vivendi owned by Sara Brown and ridden by Jack Pinkney
  4. Amiro Island owned by James Midgley, Gaie Scouller and Alexandra Robinson, ridden by Harry Meade*
  5. Monbeg Cazador owned by Frank Breach and rider, Fiona Kashel
  6. Renkum Jitterbug owned by rider, Phoebe Locke*
  7. Goliath Du Loir owned by The Sue Davies Fund and Janette Chinn, ridden by Yasmin Ingham
  8. Master Class owned by Keith Lovelock and ridden by Alex Bragg*
  9. Zorro B owned by rider, Lucy Sugden – British Bred
  10. Agadir Gano owned by Angela Hislop and ridden by Katie Magee
  11. Starman III owned by Wendy Hecking and rider, Matthew Hecking*
  12. Creevaghstables Ificudiwud owned by Michael Munden and ridden by Tim Cheffings


  1. United 36 owned by Michael Stenning and ridden by Max Warburton
  2. Corimiro owned by Christopher and Susan Gillespie, Bruce Saint and Brett Bullimore, ridden by Sarah Bullimore*
  3. Shanbeg Legacy owned and ridden by Jason Hobbs
  4. Gamebird owned by Robin and Nicola Salmon and ridden by Max Warburton
  5. Lancelot BMG owned and ridden by Alfie Marshall
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