The sole U.S. representative at the FEI WBFSH Eventing World Breeding Championships in Le Lion d’Angers, France, Liz Halliday-Sharp had a big weekend with her young guns. Liz piloted Cooley Moonshine (Kilpatrick Duchess x Cobra), owned by The Monster Partnership, to a silver medal finish in the 7-year-old division on a final score of 30.5.
“These 7yr olds were HEROS at Le Lion on the last day of the Young Horse World Championships!” Liz wrote on Facebook. “The conditions were by far the worst that I have ever ridden in, and I couldn’t have asked more from them both. Cooley Moonshine jumped the most incredible clear round inside the time to move from 11th to second which was unbelievable! We always knew this horse was a freak and he has shown us again just what a fighter he is – to say I’m excited about his future is an understatement!”
Liz also rode Flash Cooley (Castlefield Ruby x CSF Mr Kroon), owned by Pru Dawes, in the 7-year-old championship, finishing in 13th overall with just two rails added in the show jumping. Friend of EN Sherry Stewart was on site at Le Lion to document the weekend from behind her lens, and we’re eternally grateful for these images. Congratulations to Liz on a great finish, and don’t miss out on Tilly’s full final report from Le Lion here.