Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials

Wednesday 2nd May - Sunday 6th May, 2018 #MMBHT

Cedric Lyard

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


It will be a first Badminton for French Olympic rider Cedric Lyard, (45) a professional rider and coach based in the south-west of France, north of Bordeaux. In 2015 he completed his first Burghley in seventh place with Cadeau du Roi and last year the pair returned to take fifth place. The pair was a member of the French team at the 2014 WEG.

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.

Cedric who trains many young horses, trains with Laurent Bousquet. Asides from horses Cedric loves rock and roll and would have loved to be a rock singer. He has a 15-year-old daughter.

Cadeau Du Roi, owned by, Mr Ludovic Lyard, is a 15-year-old French-bred Thoroughbred gelding. He is by the Irish-bred Thoroughbred Adieu au Roi, who stood in France, out of a mare by the French-bred Rahotep. He was acquired by Cedric as a six-year-old and competed at the World Young Horse championships as a six and seven-year-old.

Qatar du Puech Rouget owned by Alain Chevalier, is a 13-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). Cedric took the ride in late 2015. Last year the horse 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 de Lavilandie (Arpad II)

Breeder Mr Alain Chevalier

Owner(s): Alain Chevalier, Rieupeyroux, France.

Notable Results


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