James Avery and Aloha are at the front of the Eventing Ireland CCI3*-L pack on an impressive 23.9 penalty point dressage mark at the Tattersalls International Horse Trials in Ireland.
Just 13 of the 60 combinations in the class have completed their dressage, so there is still plenty of action ahead. Tim Price and Spartaco are in fourth on 30.6 with Jonelle and Lime Rickey in eighth on 32.9.
In The Irish Field CCI4*-L, Dan Jocelyn and Blackthorn Cruise are very handy in the 30-strong field after posting a 29.3 penalty point dressage score. Pippa Funnell (GBR) and MGH Grafton Street leads on 25.4 with Laura Collett (GBR) and Dacapo the next best on 28.4.
Tim Price is the best of the Kiwis in the Cooley Farm CCIYH2*-L, sitting in eighth spot aboard Happy Boy with their 30.6 penalty point effort. He is also in 20th aboard Emotion II in the 53-strong field.
There are still plenty of Kiwis to come over the coming days including Tim Price and Ascona M, New Zealand’s sole entry in the George Mernagh Memorial CCI4*-S and a clutch in the CCI3*-L with Tim and Senza Fine, Dan aboard Duke of Champions, Hollie Swain on Solo, James on One of a Kind and Jonelle with Grappa Nera.
The horse details:
Blackthorn Cruise – owned by Panda Christie and Dan Jocelyn
Ascona M – owned by Suzanne Houchin, Lucy and Ben Sangster and Sir Peter Vela
Solo – owned by John Bodenham
Duke of Champions – owned by Philip Hunt, Jo Presto-Hunt, Therese Miller and Joyce Snook
Aloha – owned by Hazel Livesey
One of a Kind – owned by Hazel Livesey
Senza Fine – Therese Miller and Jo Preston-Hunt
Spartaco – owned by Tim Price
Grappa Nera – owned by The Grape Syndicate
Lime Rickey – owned by Constance Edmundson
Happy Boy – owned by Susan Lamb and Therese Miller
Emotion II – owned by Eventing First PLC
By Diana Dobson – HP Media Liaison
Photos by Lorraine O’Sullivan