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Kill Bill du Mesnil scores 3yo win for Jean-Luc Lebourgeois

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By Jean Llewellyn / press release
Photography: Studbook Selle Français

The final licensing to approve the 2023 Selle Français stallions, was held mid December at the Pôle Hippique de Saint-Lô, and heralded a splendid victory for breeder Jean-Luc Lebourgeois from the Manche department, of which Saint-Lô is the capital.

For 10 days, some 40 three-year-old males were assigned to the testing workshops that support the stallions approvals. There, under the saddles of riders unknown to the horses, and following the same working program on the flat and over obstacles, the youngsters were put through their paces by Serge Cornut, Julien Mesnil, and Manuel Godin. The homogeneous conditions and neutral environment makes it possible to distinguish their natural or particularly interesting abilities for a future in equestrian sport.
On the final day, witnessed by a Selle Français team of judges, the horses’ reins were taken over by expert riders, including François-Xavier Boudant, Thomas Carlile, Marc Dmilasser, Pénélope Leprevost, and Nicolas Touzaint.
Similarly, a large and well-informed audience attended in large numbers to ultimately see Kill Bill du Mesnil awarded as the victor of the 2023 testing. He is a son of Emerald van’t Ruytershof (Diamant de Semilly) and Vinca Major V Vlieringen (Dominard), bred by Jean-Luc Lebourgeois (50)... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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