Tim Price figures he’s got one for the future in Jarillo (Owned by Lucy Alison, Frances Stead, James and Rachel Good) who this morning finished third in the CCI4*-S championship for eight and nine-year-olds at the Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials.

“I am very happy with him,” said the world no.2. “He jumped super today in the cross country. He is very brave for such a careful horse. I love how brave he is and just up for the job.” The Kiwi combo scored 26.7 penalty points in the dressage, added noting in the showjumping, and just two time in the cross country for a final tally of 28.7. Tim said the class was a treat with all “these incredible eight and nine-year-olds” on show. “He is an exciting one for the future.”

The class was won by Oliver Townend (GBR) aboard Cooley Rosalent on 24.7 penalty points with Piggy March (GBR) and Brookfield Future News second on 25.5.

James Avery and Dallas 13 were just in the top 10 with their 36.4 effort, with Jonelle and Senor Crocodillo 12th on 37.4, Tim 18th aboard Chio 20 on 44.7,  Jonelle with Chilli’s Midnight Star 20th on 44.9 and Tayla Mason with Joopiter finished in 36th place on a score of 54.  Seventy-three combinations completed the class, with 10 eliminations and seven retirements on the cross country.

The CCI4*-L was won by Ros Canter (GBR) aboard Izilot DHI on 22, with world champ Yasmin Ingham (GBR) aboard Banzai Du Loir second on 24.5, and Harry Mead (GBR) with Annaghmore Valoner third on 30.6. Joe Meyer and Harbin finished the event on 42.1, with Dan Jocelyn on Blackthorn right behind him on 42.6, and Caroline Powell aboard CBI Aldo rounding out the run of Kiwis on 42.9.


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