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Thomas Carlile makes history at Lion d’Angers

Never before has the same rider won both the world championship in eventing for 6-year-old horses as well as the championship for the 7-year-old horses in the same year – but today Frenchman Thomas Carlile did!

Thomas Carlile/Sirocco du Gers. (Photo credit:
d. 20-10-2013 - 18:19

After winning the title with the 6-year-old French anglo arab Tenareze by Jaguar Mail/ Thomas Carlile went on to win the title with the 7-year-old Sirocco du Gers (ANSF) by Dorsay.



In the championship for the 6-year-old horses Carlile and Tenareze took the lead already after the dressage. Here they scored 40.40 penalties and no other penalties were added for the rest of the competition. In today’s show jumping the pair had the fastest time and no faults, thereby winning the test as well as the gold medal.

The silver medal went to New Zealander Andrew Nichols riding Jet Set (ANCADES) by Nordico with a total of 46.00 penalties. The pair was in 5th place before today’s show jumping but a clear and fast round helped them to win the silver. The bronze medal went to Polish Pawel Spisak riding Banderas (Polish Horse Breeders Association) by Moravia who was in 7th place before the show jumping. They did a clear round today within the time and finished the championship with a total of 46.20 penalties.



Before the final test of the championship for the 7-year-old horses, Frenchman Mathieu Lemoine was in the lead with Bart L (KWPN) by United, followed by his fellow Frenchman Thomas Carlile and Sirocco du Gers in 2nd place and Irish Aoife Clark and Fernhill Adventure (ISH) by Newmarket Venture in 3rd place.


After the show jumping the medals where distributed amongst these three combinations, but not in the same order. As the only one of the three Thomas Carlile did a clear round in the jumping, and this gave him the gold medal and the championship title, finishing with a total of 38.10 penalties. Mathieu Lemoine and Bart L claimed silver after a show jumping test with 4 faults. They finished with a total of 45.10 penalties. The bronze medal went to Aoife Clark and Fernhill Adventure. The pair had 8 faults in the show jumping and finished with a total of 45.80 penalties.


Championship title for KWPN

In the championship for the WBFSH breeding associations the Royal Warmblood Studbook of the Netherlands (KWPN) claimed 1st place, followed by the Irish Sport Horse Studbook (ISH) in 2nd place and the Stud Book Français du Cheval Anglo-Arabe (ANAA) in 3rd place.


Young Horse Championships Lion d'Angers 2013 - lists and results