Wednesday 4th May
Sunday 8th May, 2022

Cedric Lyard

  • 5 - Cadeau du Roi
  • 101 - Qatar du Puech Rouget


French Olympic rider Cedric Lyard, (46) is a professional rider and coach based in the south-west of France, north of Bordeaux. Last year he contested his first Badminton – but failed to complete. With Badminton entry Qatar du Puech Rouget he represented France as individual at the 2017 European championships and at the end of the year the pair was third in the four-star at Pau.

Cedric was born in Grenoble and began riding aged seven and began competing at the age of 13. He has represented France at several major Championships including the 2004 Olympic Games where the team won gold (Fine Merveille). He was also a member of the 2002 silver medal WEG team (Fine Merveille), the 2009 European Championships (Jessy Mail) and competed as an individual in 2003 at Punchestown.

In 2015 he completed his first Burghley in seventh place with Cadeau du Roi and in 2016 the pair returned to take fifth place. The pair was a member of the French team at the 2014 WEG.

Cedric, who trains many young horses, trains with Laurent Bousquet. Asides from horses he loves rock and roll and would have loved to be a rock singer. He has a 16-year-old daughter.

Qatar du Puech Rouget, is a 14-year-old Anglo Arab gelding, He is by Defi d’Armenti (AA) out of Grace de Lavilandie by Arpad II (AA). He was produced and ridden to three-star by Eric Vigeanel (the pair was 9th at Bramham CCI3* in 2014). In 2016 with Cedric he completed his first four-star at Pau in 18th place.





Cadeau du Roi

AQPS, France, 2002
16.3hh , grey , gelding

Sire Adieu au Roi

Dam Cadora la Baronnie (Rahotep)

Breeder Stephanie Lehodey

Owner(s): Ludovic Lyard, Rabastens, France

Qatar du Puech Rouget

AA, France, 2004
17.0hh , chestnut , gelding

Sire Defi d'Armenti

Dam Grace Delavillandie (Arpad II)

Breeder Mr Roland Chevalier

Owner(s): Alain & Roland Chevalier, Rieupeuroux, France

Notable Results


2017 – Pau CCI4* 3rd Qatar du Puech Rouget

2017 – Strzegom EU-CH-CCI3* 44th Qatar du Puech Rouget

2017 – Jardy CIC3*ERM 11th Cadeau du Roi, CIC3* 5th Qatar du Puech Rouget

2016 – Pau CCI4* 18th Qatar du Puec Rouget

2016 – Burghley CCI4* 5th Cadeau du Roi

2016 – Blenheim CIC3* ERM 22nd Qatar du Puech Rouget

2016 – Le Pin CIC3* 3rd Qatar du Puech Rouget

2016 – Barbury Castle CIC3* ERM 20th Qatar du Puech Rouget

2016 – Saumur CCI3* 7th Qatar du Puech Rouget

2016 – Chatsworth CIC3* ERM 12th Cadeau Du Roi

2015 – Burghley CCI4* 7th Cadeau du Roi

2014 – Caen WEG, 31st Cadeau Du Roi

2014 – Chatsworth CIC3* 2nd Cadeau Du Roi

2013 – Pau CCI4* 7th Cadeau Du Roi

2013 – Bramham CIC3* 5th Cadeau Du Roi

2012 – Blenheim CCI3* 7th Cadeau Du Roi

2009 – Fontainebleau CH-EU-C3* 16th Jessy Mail

2007 – Pratoni CH-EU-C3* 5th Jolly Hope De Treille

2004 – Athens OG 29th Fine Merveille

2003 – Punchestown CH-EU-C3* 12th Fine Merveille

2002 – Jerez WEG Ret Fine Merveille


2017 – ret Qatar du Puec Rouget

2017 – ret Cadeau du Roi