New Zealand’s superstar eventer is leading the way in the CIC2* on the opening day of competition at the Concours Complet d’Arville in Belgium.

Back-to-back four star winner Jonelle Price is in first and third places on the leaderboard with husband Tim filling the second slot.

Jonelle leads aboard Cooley Showtime on 27.1 penalty points with Tim second with Spartaco on 29.6 and Jonelle in third aboard Hester on 29.8. Caroline Powell and Lady Donnerhall are in eighth place on 32.2 with Jonelle also in 20th aboard Grappa Nera.

Forty-five of the 67-strong field have completed their dressage in the CIC2* with the rest to compete overnight.

The CIC3* gets underway tonight too with Tim Price and Ascona M the first into the arena. He also has Pats Jester at the far end of the field, with Powell lining up aboard Sinatra Frank Baby.

But all eyes will be on the ERM CIC3* which starts on Saturday evening (NZ time), and features both Tim on Kincooley Cruising, Jonelle on Cloud Dancer, Clarke Johnstone with Balmoral Sensation, and Sir Mark Todd on NZB Campino.


The horse details:
Balmoral Sensation – owned by The Johnstone Family
Leonidas II – owned by Diane Brunsden, Peter Cattel and Sir Mark Todd
Kincooley Cruising – owned by Susan Lamb
Cloud Dancer – owned by the Marley and Me Syndicate
Sinatra Frank Baby – owned by Chris Mann and Caroline Powell
Pats Jester – owned by Kate Maitland, Therese Miller, Philip Hunt, Jo Preston-Hunt and Tim Price
Ascona M – owned by Suzanne Houchin, Lucy and Ben Sangster and Sir Peter Vela
NZB Campino – owned by New Zealand Bloodstock and Sir Mark Todd
Lady Donnerhall – owned by Dr Ruth and Judith Armstrong
Spartaco – owned by Tim Price
Cooley Showtime – owned by Suzanne Houchin, Lucy and Ben Sangster and Sir Peter Vela
Hester – owned by Lucy Nelson
Grappa Nera – owned by the Grape Syndicate

By Diana Dobson – HP Media Liaison
Photos by Libby Law/ESNZ

22nd June 2018