Thomas Carlile heads French eventing series

Thomas Carlile is the current leader of a five leg eventing series following the completion of three events in 2016.

The Championship of France Pro Elite Master is held over five competitions throughout the season, which are held as trials for the Grand National Circuit FFE of Eventing. The title of champion of France Pro Elite will be awarded to the rider who has accumulated the highest number of points during the season.

The first stage of the Grand National FFE circuit was held at the National Riding School in Saumur in March . Thomas Carlile immediately set the pace for the season 2016, taking victory on Upsilon beating Karim Florent Laghouag.

The second leg of the series was held at the Haras National de Pompadour in April, where once again Thomas Carlile lead from start to finish with Sirocco Gers beating Mathieu Lemoine , with Bart L.

The Haras National du Lion d’Angers welcomed the riders for the 3rd stage of Master Pro Elite circuit in May. Victory went to Gilles Bordes with Orion Cavalhac ahead of Jean Teulère and Matelot du Grand Val.

With two consecutive wins, Thomas Carlile heads the standings but the competition is still wide open as only ten points separate the top three riders. In the provisional standings Thomas Carlile takes the lead with 99 points, Jean Teulère is second with 97 points and Cedric Lyard is third with 89 points.

Sarah Carless

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