Tim Price and Senza Fine were the only Kiwis in action at the Luhmuhlen International Horse Trials overnight, posting a 34.1 penalty point dressage score in the CCI4*-S Mebmer Trophy to sit in ninth place with half of the field still to go.
Sandra Auffarth (GER) and Let’s Dance lead the field on 22, followed by Malin Petersen (SWE) aboard Charly Brown 311 on 29.8 and Sophie Leube (GER) on Jadore Moi on 30.6. Thirty-four combinations have completed their dressage and the remaining 32 to go overnight. Jonelle Price and McClaren will be first out for the second session, followed four combinations later by Samantha Lissington and Ricker Ridge Sooty GNZ. Tim and Vitali are towards the end of the field.
The Longines CCI5*-L will also get under way overnight with Tim and Ringwood Sky Boy second out, with Samantha and Ricker Ridge Rui 10th to go, Jonelle with Faerie Dianimo 13th and Tim aboard Ascona M 23rd in the 24-strong field.
The horse details:
Ringwood Sky Boy – owned by Robert Taylor, Tim Price and the late Varenna Allen
Ascona M – owned by Suzanne Houchin, Lucy and Ben Sangster and Peter Vela
Faerie Dianimo – owned by Trisha Rickards, Jacky Green and Jonelle Price
Senza Fine – owned by Therese Miller and Tim Price
McClaren – owned by David and Katherine Thomson
Vitali – owned by Alexander and Joseph Giannamore and Tim Price
Ricker Ridge Rui – owned by Christine Quigley and Samantha Lissington
Ricker Ridge Sooty GNZ – owned by Pip McCarroll and Samantha Lissington
By Diana Dobson
Photos by Libby Law/ESNZ