British combinations confirmed for the Le Lion d’Angers Young Horse Championships 2023

The British Eventing Senior Selectors have confirmed the combinations that will compete at the 2023 Le Lion d’Angers Young Horse Championships in France from 18 – 22nd October.

Great Britain is permitted to send fifteen combinations to the Championships – three to contest the 6-year-old Championship and twelve to contest the 7-year-old Championship. Riders wishing to take part were invited to apply and more than 40 applications we received. Those that have not made the selection will be placed on the waitlist in order of reserve and will be included in the nominated entry list on 18 September. We are especially pleased to see so many British-bred young horses within this year’s applications.

Nominated List;

6-Year-Old 3 x definite entries = 9

7-Year-Old 12 x definite entries = 36

The International Secretary will be in contact with further entry information for those selected. It is to be noted that selection is subject to achieving full Le Lion specific MERs by 18th September.

All selections are subject to continued performance as per the selection policy.

If any rider decides that they do not wish to go, please inform the International Secretary as soon as possible.

Le Lion Selection 6 Year Olds:

  1. Barrington Alice owned by Johnny Hornby, ridden by Izzy Taylor – British Bred
  2. Kantango owned by Penelope Holley, Joanna Jones, Jane Boggis and Jane Tolley, ridden by Kitty King – British Bred
  3. Mojo owned by Mark Johns, Ginnie Wellings, Jane Grover, Oliver Wood, ridden by Mollie Summerland.


  1. Retouchable owned by Alex C Phillips and ridden by Izzy Taylor – Direct Res for Barrington Alice
  2. Cushlas Indigo owned by Sharon Parnaby and ridden by Katie Magee
  3. My Star Turn owned by Richard and Sarah Jewson, ridden by Tom Jackson
  4. Girls Gamble owned by Heather Bell and rider, Michael Jackson
  5. Morningstar van Altrido owned by The Morningstar Syndicate and ridden by Max Warburton
  6. Chilli Morning IV owned by Christopher Stone and ridden by Gemma Stevens – British Bred

Le Lion Selection 7 Year Olds:

  1. Midnight Endeavour owned by Hugh and Pam Jarvis and ridden by Tom Jackson
  2. Cooley Mosstown owned by Karen Dunford, Dinah Posford and Gail Sinclair, ridden by Caroline Harris
  3. Carpo Vivendi owned by Sara Brown and ridden by Jack Pinkney
  4. Amiro Island owned by James Midgley, Gaie Scouller and Alexandra Robinson, ridden by Harry Meade – British Bred
  5. Monbeg Cazador owned by Frank Breach and rider, Fiona Kashel
  6. Renkum Jitterbug owned by rider, Phoebe Locke – British Bred
  7. Goliath Du Loir owned by The Sue Davies Fund and Janette Chinn, ridden by Yasmin Ingham
  8. Master Class owned by Keith Lovelock and ridden by Alex Bragg – British Bred
  9. Zorro B owned by rider, Lucy Sugden – British Bred
  10. Agadir Gano owned by Angela Hislop and ridden by Katie Magee
  11. Starman III owned by Wendy Hecking and rider, Matthew Hecking – British Bred
  12. Creevaghstables Ificudiwud owned by Michael Munden and ridden by Tim Cheffings


  1. United 36 owned by Michael Stenning and ridden by Max Warburton
  2. Corimiro owned by Christopher and Susan Gillespie, Bruce Saint and Brett Bullimore, ridden by Sarah Bullimore – British Bred
  3. Shanbeg Legacy owned and ridden by Jason Hobbs
  4. Lancelot BMG owned and ridden by Alfie Marshall

Image Britain’s Sarah Bullimore and the British-bred Corimiro finish third in the 6-year-old championship in 2022 (image © PSV Photos)

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