Tuesday 10th of May 2022

Up-and-coming British horses selected for World Breeding Eventing Championships

From the 19th to 22nd October the best six and seven year old horses from across the world will descend on Le Lion d’Angers, France, for the FEI World Breeding Federation Eventing Championships for Young Horses.

Mondial du Lion showcases the next generation of eventing superstars and British Eventing are pleased to announce the combinations that have been selected to represent Great Britain.

Great Britain have filled all places available for British riders, with three combinations in the six year old class and 12 in the seven year old class, should any of the below selections have to withdraw there is also a list of reserves.                         

Six Year Old Championship:

Sarah Bullimore on her own, Mr Brett Bullimore and Kew Jumping Syndicate’s British-bred Corouet* (Balou du Rouet/Lilly Corinne/Lovis Corinth)

Hayden Hankey with his own Youve Got The Lux (LUX Z X VALESKA)     

Izzy Taylor and her own and Mr Charlie Sands’ Monkeying Around (Bertoli/ Donnee/ Donnerhall)        


Nicola Wilson and Mrs Deirdre Johnston, James and Jo Lambert ‘s JL Dublin (Diarado/ Zarinna/ Canto)          

Noah Brook and Mrs Katie Brownbridge’s British-bred Grafenstolz Distinction* (GRAFENSTOLZ X SPRING DISTINCTION)

Georgie Strang and Mrs Milly Simmie and Mrs Patricia Davenport’s Capels Hollow Drift (Shannondale Sarco St Ghyvan/ Lucky Crest/ Lucky Gift)             

Seven Year Old Championship           

Fiona Breach on Mr Frank Breach’s WSF Carthago (Cobra/ Enigma/ Viking)       

Laura Collett and her own British-bred Sir Papillon* (Sir Shutterfly/ Farah de Jassy/ Rialto du Bourg)

Millie Dumas with Miss Ellie Guy’s Fabian II (Up To Date/ Ineke/Beaujolais)        

William Fox-Pitt on his own British-bred Yes I Can* (Kannan/Fairlead/Slip Anchor)           

Simon Grieve with Dr Polly M Taylor’s British-bred Mr Fahrenheit III* (Catherston Liberator/ Little Tiger/ Java Tiger) 

Ben Hobday on his own and Jane Chambers’ Shadow Man II (Fidjy Of Colors/ Favorite van de Keezerswinning/ Winningmood van de Arenberg)         

Harry Mead with Mrs Charlotte Opperman’s Cavalier Crystal (Jack Of Diamonds/ Cavalier Iris/ Cavalier Royale)        

Alice Pearson and Mrs C L Queen’s Jack The Ginger (Yeats/ Majestic Miss/Cruising)       

Kylie Roddy on Fox Family’s SRS Kan Do (VDL Arkansas/ La vie en Rose/ Touchdown)

Gemma Tattersall with Christopher Stone’s British-bred Chilli Knight* (Chilli Morning/ Kings Gem/ Rock King)    

Izzy Taylor and Mrs Jocelyn Riley’s Direct Cassino (Cassino/ Diamonds Double/ Ceredigion)

Holly Woodhead with Parkfield Breeding’s Finduss PFB (Saffier/ Belle Miranda/ Sarantos) 


Emily Baldwin on her own and Miss Jill Barker’s British-bred Bright Spark III* (Billy Be Cool/ Welton Sparkle/ Welton Louis) 

Mary King and her own and The Kings Group’s British-bred King Robert II* (Chilli Morning x Kings Temptress)  

Lauren Innes with her own Fision M (Flipper d’Elle/Kantussa/Cantus)

*denotes a British-bred horse

More information on the Mondial du Lion FEI World Breeding Federation Eventing Championships for Young Horses can be found on their website HERE.

British Breeding success

British-bred horses are well represented at this year’s championships with owner, breeder and rider, Sarah Bullimore selected on Corouet – owned along with Mr Brett Bullimore and Kew Jumping Syndicate, the gelding will compete in the six year old championships. By show jumping stallion Balou du Rouet, Corouet’s dam, Lilly Corinne, has an impressive international eventing record, including a top ten placing at the CCI3* event Boekelo (NED) in 2016 and sixth place finish at the German CCI4*, Luhmuhlen earlier this year. Lilly Corrine was also successful in young horse classes taking the British Four Year Old Championship title in 2008.

The seven year old championship is represented by four British-bred horses; Christopher Stone’s Chilli Knight (Gemma Tattersall), Dr Polly M Taylor’s Mr Fahrenheit III (Simon Grieve), William Fox-Pitt’ Yes I Can and Laura Collett’s Sir Papillon. Bred by William’s mother Marietta Fox-Pitt, Yes I Can is by the prolific show jumping stallion Kannan and enjoyed a top ten place at his first international competition, taking seventh place in the CCI1* at Houghton International Horse Trials in May this year. 

Owned and ridden by Laura Collett, Sir Papillon, by Sir Shutterfly and bred by Jacqui Collins, came third in the 2016 CICYH1* at the KBIS Young Horse Championships at Osberton Horse Trials in 2016 and was the leading British bred at the Championships.  

Christopher Stone, owner and breeder of Chilli Knight, has enjoyed a successful season with the Chilli Morning sired gelding, whose dam is the BE Grade 1 and CCI4* mare Kings Gem. Campaigned by Gemma Tattersall, the seven year old most recently took third place from the St James’s Place Barbury International Horse Trials in the CIC2* and fifth place at the Brightling Park International CIC1* in early July.

Watch the next equine stars on British soil

Taking place closer to home the BE KBIS Young Horse Championships are hosted in just a few weeks at the Osberton International Horse Trials, Nottinghamshire (28th September – 1st October 2016). Championships for four, five, six and seven year old horses will run across four days of top class competition and highlight eventing talent through the grades.

Find more information, including how to purchase tickets on the website HERE.

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