Posted on 13th September 2019

British combinations selected for FEI World Breeding Federation Eventing Championships for Young Horses

British Eventing is delighted to announce the combinations selected to compete at Mondial du Lion, France, in the FEI World Breeding Federation Eventing Championships for Young Horses.


From 17 to 20 October, the best six and seven year old event horses from across the world will compete for the World Championship in their age group. Great Britain bring forward the maximum three six year olds and 12 seven year old horses to challenge for the titles, including the 2018 six year old champion, Cristal Fontaine ridden by Kitty King, who returns in a bid to do the double as a seven year old.

The six year old horses, in alphabetical order, are:


Cartown Galaxy (Olympic Lux x Asia), bay mare ridden and owned by Haydon Hankey

The Lancer Stud’s chestnut gelding Cooley Lancer (Coeur De Nobless M x Tante Catoche du Houssoit), ridden by Piggy French

Patrick Beresford’s bay gelding Vamonos (Andiamo Vh Kapelhof Z x Quasimodelle Kapelhof Z), ridden by Emily King


The seven year old horses, in alphabetical order, are:


Cock a Doodle Doo (Clarimo X Cheeky Monkey), grey gelding ridden and owned by Willa Newton   

Alex and Camilla Wakeley’s grey gelding Cristal Fontaine (Chef Rouge x Nous Avons Gagne), ridden by Kitty King

Jane Lawson, Jim Chromiak, Sarah Pelham and Bridget Biddlecombe’s British-bred gelding David Cricket (Shirocco x Lady Cricket), ridden by Tina Cook

Susan Eggleton’s bay mare Grafennacht (Grafenstolz x Nachtigall (BE. G1)), ridden by William Fox-Pitt

Halenza (Dutch Design x Selenza), chestnut mare owned and ridden by Heidi Coy

Camilla  Behrens’ bay gelding Hartacker (Spartacus x Zilithya), ridden by Izzy Taylor

Carole Mutch’s grey gelding HD The One (Heritage Fortunus x Ardamore), ridden by Harry Mutch

Heartbeat (Durrant x Hirondelle B Z), bay gelding ridden and owned by Vicky Tuffs

Michele Saul’s British-bred gelding Lordships Graffalo (Grafenstolz x Cornish Queen), ridden by Tom McEwen

Paul W  Ridgeon’s bay mare Miss Cooley (Ramiro B x Hillside Adella), ridden by Oliver Townend     

David Ottewell’s grey mare Russal Z (Russell II x Violet), ridden by Heidi Coy

The March Stud’s bay gelding Sportsfield Top Notch (Harlequin Du Carel X Carrigatoher Queen), ridden by Piggy French