By Marc Berthon (translated by Jonathan Landi) / ANAA
Photography: Pauline Clément
By chance, the final testimony from riders who have successfully obtained good results aboard Anglo Arabians in eventing during 2020 is Thomas Carlile, who will represent France in his next great adventure: The Tokyo Olympic Games accompanied by Birmane (SF).
We of course already know the know Thomas’s strength and his morale of steel, and also that of the whole French team, and can only hope the sun shines for them.
They can certainly count on the close support of breeders, Anglo-Arab riders, and all fans of equestrian sport in France, who will be sending a tide of positive waves across the oceans to the land of the Samurai.
Allez la France! Go France!
The postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Three Anglo-Arabs will in fact be competing during the Olympic Games. For Australia, Vassily de Lassos AC 27.99% (with his owner Andrew Hoy), whom Thomas knows very well since he rode him and won in the Pro 2-7 year-olds, and was a finalist in the World Breeding Championships for Young Horses seven-year-old CCE in Le Lion d’Angers. He will be joined by Bolivar Gio Granno AA 13.2% ridden by Stefano Bracciaroli under the Italian flag, and for Spain, Francisco Gaviño riding the mare Source de la Faye AA.
Vive l’Anglo-arabe! Long live the Anglo-Arab!
• Eventing: CC JC > CCE 4* (young horses 4-6 yo); Member of the French team for the Tokyo 2020 OG (taking place in 2021)
No of horses: 25
Lead horse: Birmane (SF: Vargas de Ste. Hermelle [SBS] - Royce de Kreisker [SF] x Diamant de Semilly [SF])
The name of Thomas Carlile is familiar to all horse riding enthusiasts, as in 2013, at the age of 26, he collected his second world title (in the division for six/seven-year olds) after successfully competing with Ténarèze and Sirocco du Gers in the Le Lion d’Angers world championship for young horses: An unprecedented double... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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