Tim Price is off to a flying start in the CCIO4*-S at the Camphire International Horse Trials in Ireland, sitting in third and fourth spots part way through the dressage.

The world no.1 is third aboard Spartaco on 29.1 penalty points and fourth on his Nations’ Cup horse Bango with 29.4. Jonelle Price and her team horse Grappa Nera scored 35.4 to sit in 27th spot with Sir Mark Todd and Leonidas II still to go overnight in the 65-strong field.

Tim and Senza Fine are the only other Kiwi combination in the class which is being led by Swede Therese Viklund and Viscera on 27.4. New Zealand is the only team of the eight countries in the Nations’ Cup competition to have had just two combinations complete their dressage tests.

James Avery and Aloha are the best of the Kiwis in sixth spot in the CCI3*-S with a 29.1 penalty point dressage mark with a third of the 73-strong field still to compete. James and One of a Kind scored 30.8 to sit in 12th with Tim and Happy Boy sitting on 36.7.

Sir Mark Todd and Cool Tide sit in second spot in the CCI2*-L on a score of 26.1 with Amanda Goldsbury aboard Bridie on 32.1 in the class that has attracted 42 entries. Still to come in the dressage is Mark aboard Cool Reign.

The CCI4*-L, CCI3*-L and CCI2*-S are yet to get underway.


The horse details:

Leonidas II – owned by Diane Brunsden, Peter Cattell and Sir Mark, Todd
Bango – owned by the Numero Uno Syndicate
Spartaco – owned by Tim Price
Senza Fine – owned by Therese Miller and Jo Preston-Hunt
Grappa Nera – owned by The Grape Syndicate
Happy Boy – owned by Susan Lamb and Therese Miller
One of a Kind – owned by Hazel Livesey
Aloha – owned by Hazel Livesey
Bridie – owned by Pat Wall
Cool Tide – owned by Di Brunsden and Peter Cattell
Cool Reign – owned by Di Brunsden, Peter Cattell and Sir Mark Todd

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