Team Gold Medal Winner Bart L to Japan

Japan is getting ready for the 2020 Olympic Games: In the future Bart L, Mathieu Lemoine’s 11-year-old KWPN gelding, will be ridden by Japanese eventing rider Yoshiaki Oiwa. The Japanese Equestrian Federation has bought the horse, who won team gold at the 2016 Olympic Games for Yoshi. Last year Bart L and Mathieu Lemoine won gold with the French team. The pair was placed 15th in the individual rating. Recently Lemoine left the owner’s stable in order to start his own business. Therefore the horse’s ride was given to French Aurelie Riedweg. She and the horse could be seen competing at two events this year – they won a CCI one star competition.