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French Equestrian Federation Announces Team for 2022 FEI World Championships in Herning

Paris, France – July 25, 2022 – The French Equestrian Federation (FFE) and Chef d’Equipe Henk Nooren have annnounced the French showjumping team for the upcoming 2022 ECCO FEI World Championships, from the 6th to the 14th of August, in Herning, Denmark.

The following combinations have been selected to represent the Les Bleus at the World Championships:

Grégory Cottard (FRA) & Bibici, 2011 Selle Français mare (Norman Prenoir x Nelfo du Mesnil) owned by SARL Ecuries de Wy and SAS GC Sport – Group 1
Groom: Solene Dhrari

Julien Epaillard (FRA) & Caracole de La Roque, 2012 Selle Français mare (Zandor Z x Kannan*GFE) owned by SARL Top Stallion Company
Groom: Caroline Belouet

Kevin Staut (FRA) & Viking d’La Rousserie, 2009 Selle Français gelding (Quaprice Bois Margot x Apache d’Adriers) owned by SAS Finegal – Group 1
Groom: Ludovic Escure

Mathieu Billot (FRA) & Quel Filou 13, 2006 gelding (Quidam’s Rubin x Cascavelle) owned by SCEA Ecurie Billot, Benjamin and Valentine Garreau – Group 2
Groom: Kalliste Lahalle

Simon Delestre (FRA) & Cayman Jolly Jumper, 2012 Selle Français gelding (Hickstead x Quaprice Boimargot Quincy) owned by H Jumping and Berthol Agriculture – Group 1
Groom: Audrey Morandat

Henk Nooren, the Chef d’Equipe of the French team made the following statement after the announcement:

“We tested a lot of combinations during the season in the Nations Cups and the CSI 4* and 5*. Over the course of the events, the group crystallized. We had kept the opening until the last Nations Cup. I think that all those who follow the French team will not be surprised by this selection. We have a really good team, and we will face 5 or 6 other very good teams.
We are aiming for a team and individual result. We have five good riders with five good horses, I think it can go all the way!”

Source: Press Release (translated) from FFE – French Equestrian Federation

Photo: © FFE / PSV Photo