The Kiwis have been busy overnight at CHIO Aachen again, with Dylan Bibby posting another brilliant clear round in the FEI Youth Equestrian Games, all the eventers safely through the first horse inspection, and Melissa Galloway set for a start in the CDI4* Grand Prix Special being third to go in the 10 strong field.
Dylan’s Team Australasia finished in fifth place in the team competition, on a total of eight faults. The Australasian result however belied fantastic performances from Syria’s Aya Hamcho (Campari 329) and New Zealand’s Dylan Bibby (Chasseur Ask Z) who were amongst the 14 riders to post double-clears by the end of the day. Team North America were the winners, followed by Europe and Africa – all were on zero. Nineteen of the 30 combinations were clear in the final round overnight The Onga Onga teen was very pleased with the efforts of Chasseur Ask Z once again. “I am super happy with the way he is jumping and really looking forward to Saturday’s individual competition,” he said.
The running order for the New Zealand team in the CCIO4*-S will be Jonelle Price aboard Killbunny Andy, followed by Jesse Campbell on Gambesie, Clarke Johnstone with Leopard’s Action, and Tim Price on Falco. Competition gets underway tonight with the dressage, followed by the showjumping at the other end of the day in Germany.
• Dressage – the CDI4* Grand Prix Special is on Friday afternoon starting at 5.45pm (3.45am Saturday NZ time)
• The FEI Youth Equestrian Games individual final is on Saturday 1.15pm (11.15pm Saturday NZ time)
• CCIO4*-S eventing starts with the dressage on Friday morning 8.30am (6.30pm Friday NZ time), followed by the showjumping test that evening and the cross country on Saturday.
THE HORSES DETAILS:
Windermere J’Obei W – owned by Rodney and Anne Parkes and Melissa Galloway
Leopard’s Action – Rob, Jean and Clarke Johnstone
Falco – owned by Sue Benson and Tim Price
Gambesie – owned by Sarah Moffat
Killbunny Andy – owned by Therese Miller and Constance Edmundson
By Diana Dobson – HP Media Liaison
Photos by Libby Law/ESNZ