If you’ve never been to Mondial du Lion, the Eventing World Breeding Championships – or indeed, any event in France – allow us to set the tone for you. The stands? Absolutely heaving. The wine? Flowing...» Read More!
Ahh, Sunday morning. A time for long lie-ins (until 6.00 a.m.), slow coffees (lukewarm, from a communal pot on a table in the rain), and crying over horse inspections, apparently. This morning’s dramatic final trot-up...» Read More!
Welcome back to Le Lion d’Angers, the gathering point for four-legged child prodigies and one very, very large spider. Today saw us head out onto the beautifully-designed cross-country course, where much excitement ensued. The CCI2*-L...» Read More!
Enjoy cross country LIVE from the FEI World Breeding Eventing Championships for Young Horses at the Haras National in Le Lion d’Angers! Catch up on Tilly’s dressage report here. Heading into cross country, American representative...» Read More!
Is there anything more charming than six-year-olds on tour? Despite baby brains and physical weakness – and genuine surprise at seeing actual crowds for the first time in their young lives – we’ve seen 42...» Read More!
It’s all well and good chasing the best horses and the best riders around the world once they’ve already established themselves, but there’s nothing quite like the thrill of spotting a great horse in the...» Read More!
The FEI World Breeding Eventing Championships, otherwise known as Mondial du Lion, will take place next week from Oct. 17-20 at at Le Lion d’Angers. It’s a highlight of the global fall eventing calendar as future eventing superstars...» Read More!
For the last three years, The Holekamp/Turner Grant has given a leg up to U.S. horses aiming to compete in the FEI Eventing World Breeding Championships at Le Mondial du Lion d’Angers in France. It...» Read More!
If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to gallop through the looking glass and around Wonderland (someone out there must have thought about this, I’m sure) wonder no more. The cross country course...» Read More!
“He’s just tried really, really hard, and I always said to the owner that he’s as good as Zidante, who was third when he was six, so he’s gone even better,” said a tearful Kitty King...» Read More!
US representative Liz Halliday-Sharp remains atop the six-year-old leaderboard at Le Lion with Cooley Moonshine after a jam-packed day of cross country action. They added nothing to their impressive dressage score of 22.4, coming in 13 seconds below...» Read More!
View this post on Instagram This is Cooley Moonshine’s happy face after taking the lead at @mondialdulion on day one on a 22.4! Very very proud of this super 6yr old! 😍😍 #lovehim @cooleyfarmhorses...» Read More!
Welcome to episode two of (Equine) Toddlers and Tiaras, the smash hit show in which the eventing world’s most precociously talented youngsters endure long hours with the Glam Squad, some serious dance routines, and snack-based...» Read More!
Both the six- and seven-year-old World Championships got well underway today at central France’s Le Lion d’Angers, and US representative Liz Halliday-Sharp, who splits her time between East Sussex in the UK and Ocala, left nothing...» Read More!
It’s a busy week for North American riders: not only is Fair Hill taking over our airwaves and our (almost) undivided attention, we’ve also got some strong representation at the World Championships for Young Horses...» Read More!
The sport’s top 6-year-olds and 7-year-olds will take on the FEI World Breeding Eventing Championships at Le Lion d’Angers on Oct. 18-21, and the U.S. and Canada have a strong contingent heading to France. The U.S. has two horses in...» Read More!
Look, if there’s one thing that’s quite plain to see, it’s that we’re on the cusp of a French takeover. With victories at Le Lion d’Angers and Pau, they’re only building in strength, power, and enviably...» Read More!
Giant spiders, owls, and a chess board … It might sound like we’re talking about Harry Potter, but it’s actually the ever-whimsical cross country course at Mondial du Lion where the Six- and Seven-Year-Old World...» Read More!
We all put our own riders up on a pedestal in international competition, but nothing can rival the French and their unerring enthusiasm for the cavaliers who wear the tricolour. Le Lion d’Angers has been packed...» Read More!
It’s been Izzy Taylor‘s week, and a fitting last hurrah to what has been her most successful season ever. Rounding off the morning’s showjumping session, she jumped an effortless double-clear to clinch the six-year-old World...» Read More!
Say what you like about the French: they know how to have a good time. The atmosphere at Le Lion today was electric from before the start of cross-country, with thick crowds at every fence...» Read More!
Good morning from the Loire, where the sunshine is cascading over a sprawling course that’s already heaving with excited spectators. As it turns out, Le Lion is a BIG DEAL to the French, and everyone,...» Read More!
The top spots were well-protected throughout the day at Le Lion, as James Avery followed Izzy Taylor’s example to hold his lead in the seven-year-old class with Vitali. “He’s really starting to come into his own...» Read More!