The Young Horse World Championships at Le Lion d’Angers have historically never taken any prisoners where the final phase is concerned, with this ordinarily acting as the most influential phase due to a combination of...» Read More!
It always feels like the final horse inspection here at the Young Horse World Championships at Le Lion d’Anger is particularly high-intensity — likely because these young talents haven’t yet learned how to run over...» Read More!
There’s always a heightened sense of anticipation in the air before the pivotal cross-country phase at an international, but never more so than in this funny old year of stops and starts. That anticipation, of...» Read More!
There are a few prominent reasons to bring a young horse to the FEI World Breeding Championships at Le Lion d’Angers. You might be trying to put its name in lights as a shop window...» Read More!
Welcome to day two at Le Lion d’Angers where, shrouded in a wintry fairytale mist, the second half of the competition’s six-year-olds made their first moves in front of the ground jury of Sandy Phillips (C), Gerd...» Read More!
It’s been all systems go at Le Lion d’Angers this week, where the Young Horse World Championships are well underway and the competition is heating up fast. But it’s always important to enjoy the time...» Read More!
View this post on Instagram Our lovely young 6 year old owned by Fred and Penny Barker has set the standard with a solid mark of 26.6! Thank you @solene_bailly_photos and @mondialdulion 🇬🇧 #TeamGreen...» Read More!
This week kicks off an event we’re always keen to watch: the FEI WBFSH Eventing World Breeding Championship for Young Horses in Le Lion d’Angers, France. This championship event attracts the cream of the 6-...» Read More!
Bienvenue à Le Lion d’Angers! Though the FEI World Breeding Championships for Young Horses has a slightly different feel to it this year, as it’s being run behind closed doors, the excitement and expectation is...» Read More!
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!