A gelding bred at Writtle University College’s Lordships Stud will compete in the FEI World Breeding Federation Eventing Championships for Young Horses. British Eventing has announced that Lordships Graffalo, owned by Michele Saul, will represent Great Britain in the category for seven-year-olds, at Mondial du Lion, France.
Lordships Graffalo, who recently featured in the Ros Canter Masterclass on Horse and Country TV, will attend the competition on 17th to 20th October. He will be ridden in the seven-year-old championship by Team Gold Medallist Tom McEwen, who has taken over the ride this season whilst Ros Canter has been on maternity leave.
Stud Manager Pennie Wallace said: “We’re delighted that a horse bred at Writtle University College has been selected for such a prestigious event. Lordships Stud was previously awarded a British Eventing Breeders Medal for Lordships Graffalo in 2017, when he was the highest placed British bred horse in the five-year-old National Championships at Osberton.”
Lordships Graffalo was bred from Pennie Wallace’s mare Cornish Queen by the prolific eventing sire Grafenstolz, owned by The Stallion Company. His half-sister Pencos Crown Jewel also represented Great Britain with Ros Canter at the World Breeding Championships in 2016.