By creating this Challenge in 2005, the company runs the Lion d’Angers was looking for new sensations, exploits and transcendence. While remaining aware of the limits not to be exceeded , the idea germinated in the fertile brains of members to launch a clean strike the imagination Challenge: A Cross- Country legend played the longest distance world .
7300 meters, 100 meters longer than the Liverpool Grand National , a golf difficulties carefully measured, a maximum of 20 competitors selected for their skills , will have to face the Ascension . Most of the racetrack : a total view of the route from the gallery and an allowance winner up to € 45,000 .
Already , some horses have made a name and reputation by winning the title of the Anjou- Loire Challenge. Among them we call a Lion Grey : Chriseti , twice winner of the prize. The 2013 winner is none other than Toutancarmont , revelation stable Papot driven by Isabelle Pacault .
This race is part of the Crystal Challenge Cup, an international championship with 10 steps ( France , England, Italy , Poland , Czech Republic ) . Genuine European showcase , Anjou -Loire Challenge attracts across the Channel every year competitors.
Race conditions :
- Grant: € 100,000
- Access: For all horses 6 years and above having been classified since 01/09/2016 in the first 3 of Steeplechase an allocation of € 20,000
- Weight: 68 kg
- Runners : 20 Maximum runners
- The race will be preceded by a parade
- Awards on the track to the stands : a souvenir will be given to each participant and trophies will be given to the owner, the trainer , the breeder , jockey and drive the winning horse rider.