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!
There have been some worthy efforts this morning at Le Lion d’Angers, but no one could catch the reigning queen of the six-year-olds. Izzy Taylor and Monkeying Around hold their lead going into tomorrow’s cross country, with Paul...» Read More!
This afternoon’s competition at Le Lion d’Angers shone the spotlight on the seven-year-olds. In a true blast from the past, Mary King topped the leaderboard from the off with King Robert II, and held her...» Read More!
You’d be forgiven for suspecting that 24 CCI* dressage tests in a row might be a bit boring — but at the World Championships for Perfect Baby Ponies, as it shall henceforth be called, it’s...» Read More!
The first horse inspection took place in a blaze of sunshine at the FEI World Breeding Championships at Le Lion d’Anger today. All four North American combinations passed — despite a hold for Liz Halliday-Sharp...» Read More!
Tim and Nina Gardner’s Twilightslastgleam was notably absent when the Le Lion d’Angers entry list went live earlier in the week, and Jennie Brannigan confirmed today that she withdrew him from the competition. “We had some...» Read More!
If you missed the live stream of the FEI World Breeding Eventing Championships for Young Horses at Le Lion d’Angers over the weekend, never fear! The event kindly posted show jumping videos of the top finishers, so...» Read More!
Ingrid Klimke’s future eventing star Weisse Duene proved she is one to watch for on the German squad with her stellar performance from start to finish at the 2016 Mondial du Lion FEI World Breeding...» Read More!
The American combinations proved their pluck around a tough and electrifying cross country course today, coming home clear and improving their placings in the process at Le Lion d’Angers 7-Year-Old Championships. At the top of...» Read More!