Posted on 6th September 2020

GB Combinations Selected for Young Horse World Championship

British Eventing is pleased to announce the combinations selected to represent Great Britain at the 2020 FEI World Breeding Federation Eventing Championships for Young Horses, Mondial du Lion, France (15-18 October).


In alphabetical order by rider, the six-year-old horses selected are:

Monbeg Hendricks (Harlequin Du Carel X Alda Puissance), owned by Adrian Sweet and ridden by Kitty King, with Adrian Sweet's MHS Monbeg Junior (Quidam Junior X MHS Julianna Joy) in direct reserve

MHS Brown Jack (OBOS Quality 004 X Gowran Lady) owned by Fred and Penny Barker and ridden by Tom McEwen

Cooley Rosalent (Valent X Bllaney Jewel), owned by Paul Ridgeon and ridden by Oliver Townend


Reserves (in order of merit):

  1. Codebreaker (Cody X Dolce Vita K), owned by Eliza Stoddart with Heather Sandell, Georgina Stoddart, Sue Brankin Frisby and ridden by Eliza Stoddart
  2. Cooley Goodwood (OBOS Quality 004 X Burrane Kate), owned Susie Wood and ridden by Piggy March
  3. Evita AP (Con Air X Elektra), owned by Brett Bullimore and ridden by Sarah Bullimore
  4. Captain Crissy (Fuerty Captain Carismo X Common Cruise), owned and ridden by Jess Watts


In alphabetical order by rider, the seven-year-old horses selected are:

Ardeo Premier (Hold Up Premier X Playgirl), owned by Debbie and Neill Nuttall and ridden by Alex Bragg

Izilot DHI (Zavall VDL X Zilottie W), owned by Alex Moody and Ros Canter and ridden by Rosalind Canter

Moonlight Charmer (OBOS Quality 004 X Enchanted Heart), owned by Teresa Stopford Sackville and Charlotte Heber Percy and ridden by Laura Collett

Igor B (Vittorio X Erica B), owned and ridden by Kristina Hall-Jackson 

Cooley Lancer (Coeur De Nobless M X Tante Catoche Du Houssoit), owned by The Lancer Stud and ridden by Piggy March

I Diablo Joe (Solaris Amoureux X Scylla), owned by Geoffrey Burton and ridden by Piggy March

Irene Leva (Everglade VDL X Oleva), owned by Kim Franklin, Kerry Smith and Rhian Smith and ridden by Rhian Smith

Ballingowan Leia (Future Trend X Ballingown Boula), owned by Susan Goodall and ridden by Polly Stockton               

Find out more on Le Lion HERE

Jude Matthews, BE CEO, commented; “The health and safety of our members, organisers, officials and volunteers is of the highest priority and those returning from France to the UK, under current government guidelines, will need to self-isolate on their return unless they are exempt. 

“The BEF provides exemption for Elite Senior Athletes and essential support staff on the BEF World Class Government funded programme. BE will currently provide exemption to those who qualify as an elite athlete where the status of the country in which they were competing changes whilst they were there and, only in a situation where an individual travels from one COVID-19 secure competition environment to compete in another COVID-19 secure environment in the UK. 

“In addition, BE requires each person who obtains exemption to have a negative COVID test on arrival back in the UK before being able to compete.

“Those returning from France to the UK, under current government guidelines, will need to self-isolate on their return unless they fulfil the above exemption criteria

“All athletes selected are being provided with the necessary information on quarantining and testing and we continue to closely monitor changes and updates to guidance and protocols in relation to travel.”