The French Equestrian Federation has selected to horses to compete for France at the 2005 World Championships for Young Dressage Horses in Verden, July 1-3, 2004.
Last years' French participant, Bertrand Lebarbier, is back on the team with his Hanoverian gelding Welfenrat, a chestnut Wolkentanz x Grafenfels offspring. Lebarbier and Welfenrat will be competing in the 6-year old division.
Fabien Godelle shall also ride a Hanoverian bred horse. He's saddling Liaison, a Londonderry x Gralswachter offspring, which the Cadre Noir purchased at the 2004 Autumn Elite Auction in Verden for 65,000 euro. Godelle and Liaison are entered in the 5-year old division.
Further French entries are Claire Moucadel with Mistral du Coussoul and Bertrand Lebarbier on Montighy de Vernay.