FRANCE (by Capucine Floquet) As always, Le Lion d’Angers hosted the World Breeding Championship for Young Horses which has often seen future champions at the highest levels in eventing on its podium. This year saw some remarkable performances, not least the seven-year-old Tenareze AA, who signed a fabulous double under the saddle of Frenchman Thomas Carlile.

Similarly, the coronation of Star Connection, ridden to the victor y by eventing master Michael Jung in the six-year-old age-group – an adrenaline-filled championship for 2014.

Tenareze (Jaguar Mail SF - Utopie du Maury AA x Qatar du Plape*HN) was under the saddle of Thomas Carlile (Photo: Laurence Montet)
Tenareze (Jaguar Mail SF - Utopie du Maury AA x Qatar du Plape*HN) was under the saddle of Thomas Carlile (Photo: Laurence Montet)

Following Galan de Sauvagère and Joker d'Helby, Tenareze is the third horse in the history of the Le Lion d’Angers world championship to realize a double, having won the six-year-old title over the same terrain last year. Bay stallion Tenareze (Jaguar Mail SF - Utopie du Maur y AA x Qatar du Plape*HN) was under the saddle of Thomas Carlile, who has been unstoppable in recent months, and dominated the competition in every phase. Completing the championship with a score of 40.60, following a jumping clear round that demonstrated the meaning of ice cold nerves, Carlile described his partner as “a really high- level horse, with phenomenal potential. I understand that he has really progressed in jumping as he has not dropped a bar for 18 months. He behaved just like a chief during the whole competition. Actually, he has the advantage of not being forced to compete so remains excellent, concentrated and calm...

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