Youth in the spotlight in August



The pony European championships took place at the Bishop Burton college from the 8th to the 12th of August 2018. The three Olympic disciplines, Jumping, Dressage and Eventing were reunited at the same place, at the same moment. France left Great-Britain with 2 bronze medals.

The French Jumping team, composed by Fiona Tissier, Léane Desmeure, Romane Orhant, Ilona Mezzadri and Laura Dequevy ranked at the third place of these pony championships, after a difficult class and suspense until the last minute. But Ilona Mezzadri, the last French to go, stayed focus and allowed her team to take third place on the podium, before Ireland. Great-Britain and Sweden are 1st and 2nd.

On Sunday, the French Eventing team finally won its bronze medal too. While ranking at the third place behind Great-Britain and Ireland, Mina Saiagh, Gaetan Couzineau, Louise Petitjean and Lisa Gualtieri gave to France its 2nd medal of the championships. It is also the 6th year in a row that the French eventing team is on the podium during the pony European Championships.

Finally, in Dressage, the French team composed by Alexandre Cheret, Lou Morali, Jade Leborgne and Aurore Thevenot ended at the 8th place, with 206.685 points. Germany won this class

France, U16 Horse-ball European champion!!

Bishop Burton was also the occasion to host the Horse-ball European championships for riders under 16. 6 teams from 6 different countries fought for the title. After winning 3 matches against Portugal, Belgium and Spain, French finally beat Italians with 7 goals against 6 in final. They left to France with the European champion title!



7 drivers left for Hungary to represent French driving from the 16th to the 19th of August.

The children Julia Jung and Kilian Lenormand, the juniors Laurie Gérard and Valentine Lenormand and the young drivers Célia Assailly and Mathilde Baylac participated to the European Driving championships that took place at Aszar Kisber in Hungary. Mathis Bousquet was competing in individual children category.

Driving classes are composed by three classes that drivers attend with their horses. Dressage, Marathon and Cones. At the end of these three classes, the French young drivers took the bronze medal. With a score of 401.46 points, they ranked just after Germany and Hungary, that became vice European champion at home.