New Zealand eventers will be rolling out team protocols this week at the Concours Complet International D’Arville in Belgium.

ESNZ general manager of high performance Jock Paget sees the popular event as a great opportunity to function as a team as part of New Zealand’s Paris campaign. “We have a big group of Kiwi riders going and a decent number of them targeting Paris,” he says.

Rudigar Schwarz has been tasked with designing the cross country and is known for his challenging courses. “This is one of our targeted events and has attracted additional riders to those who competed in the team at Millstreet and Aachen.”

Lining up in the CCIO4*-S Nations Cup for New Zealand will be Muzi Pottinger aboard Good Timing, Samantha Lissington and Lord Seekonig, Dan Jocelyn with Blackthorn Cruise, and Lauren Innes aboard Global Fision M.

It’s a big field with 112 combinations from 18 countries vying for top honours.

Also competing in the 4*-S class are James Avery on MBF Connection, Ginny Thomasen with Gladstone and Caroline Powell on CBI Aldo. Megan Heath on Adagio for Strings, Bruce Haskell on Bentley, and James with One of a Kind are on the CCI3*-S card, while Caroline on Oakley Olive, Bruce on Champagner, and Dan with Greannanstown Atomic.

The dressage tests get underway on Thursday (BEL time) and run through Friday as well with the 4* showjumping on Saturday and the cross country on Sunday.



Good Timing – owned by The Volunteer Syndicate
Lord Seekonig (by Lord Fauntleroy, out of Seekonig who is by Carpalo) – owned by Sharon Honiss, Annabelle and Robin Greville Williams, and Brayden and Samantha Lissington
Blackthorn Cruise (by Vancouver, out of Ms Cruze who is by Cruising) – owned by Panda Christie and Dan Jocelyn
Global Fision M (by Flipper D’elle HN, out of Kantussa who is by Cantus) – owned by the Innes Family Syndicate
MBF Connection – owned by Hazel Liversey
Gladstone (by Der Senaat 111, out of Vanessa B who is by Phin-Phin) – owned by Elaine Butterworth, Anthony Quirk and Ginny Thomasen
CBI Aldo (by Goodluck VDL, out of KMS Eclipse who is by Ramon) – owned by Jo West, Serena Greenwell and Pat Melville-Evans
Adagio for Strings (by Adagio de Talma, out of Dawina who is by Nekton) – owned by Megan Heath
Bentley (by Constanzenhof’s Barcley, out of Uquina who is by Acobat 2) – owned by Adrian Sweet and Bruce Haskell
One of a Kind (by Jumbo, out of Lady Tiggi Winkle who is by Primitive Rising) – owned by Hazel and Chloe Liversey, and James Avery
Oakley Olive (by Cevin Z, out of Sportsfield our Clare who is by Newmarket Venture) – owned by Jo West
Champagner – owned by Adrian Sweet and Bruce Haskell
Greannanstown Atomic – owned by The Atomic Syndicate and Dan Jocelyn

By Diana Dobson – HP Media Liaison