Le Lion d’Angers Young Event Horse

While the 6 Year Old Championship at Le Mondial Du Lion provided a smooth start to the cross country day, it was more of a rocky road for the 7 Year Old competitors

“A long-term concept is especially important for young horses" Michael Jung leads the 7 Year Old Championship at Le Lion d' Angers on a horse that looks as delicious as he sounds

The first day of dressage is done at Le Lion d' Angers, so what now? Time for a picnic ..........

Throughout the year we've seen some very talented young horses and many of them are lined up for the prestigious FEI WBFSH World Breeding Eventing Championships for Young Horses, or 'Le Lion'

Video: Watch James Avery, Mary King, Chris Burton and Astier Nicolas tackle the cross country in the CCI2* 7YO Championship at Le Lion d’Angers

France's Astier Nicolas had the home crowd riding with him on Alertamalib’or but a clear round clinched gold in the CCI2* 7YO Championship at Le Mondial Du Lion

"I had very high hopes coming here and he was brilliant in all three phases but with a six year old you never know" Izzy Taylor's Monkeying Around is the World 6YO eventing champion

James Avery and Izzy Taylor need to hold their nerve in tense show jumping finales tomorrow at the FEI World Breeding Eventing Championships for Young Horses in Le Lion

Izzy Taylor and James Avery head into the cross country at Mondial Du Lion in pole position but Australia's Paul Tapner and Chris Burton are in the hunt

New Zealand's James Avery and Britain's Izzy Taylor lead after the first day of dressage at the FEI World Breeding Eventing Championships for Young Horses in Le Lion d'Angers

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