Jonelle Price and her exciting new mare Hiarado are the best of the Kiwis as the curtain comes down at the final CCI5* of the season at Les Etoiles de Pau in France “I was very happy with the mare today she jumped a super round”  She said.

The combo – the only non-Brits in the top seven – were clear and inside time in the showjumping this morning to finish on 42.4 penalty points. Rosalind Canter and Izilot DHI held on to win with a score of 28.7, with Oliver Townend aboard Tregilder in second on 34.4, and Tom McEwen aboard JL Dublin third on 35.1.

It was Hiarado’s first 5* and Jonelle is confident there is plenty more to come from her, “I am looking forward to seeing what she can do next year”. 
James Avery has plenty to smile about given his 10th place finish aboard his 5* debutant MBF Connection. “It’s been a great week learning more about him and I think this event has set us up very well for some exciting events next year,” he said. They picked up eight jump faults in the showjumping but moved up a slot on the leaderboard to end the event on 59.4.

Samantha Lissington and her 5* debutant Ricker Ridge Sooty GNZ placed 12th, with their clear and inside time showjumping effort giving them a final tally of 61.2 and moving them up five places on the leaderboard.

The only other Kiwi to complete all three tests was Tim Price and Viscount Viktor who picked up eight faults in the showjumping.

Just 34 of the original 55 combinations completed the class. The Pierre Michelet designed cross country did most of the damage to the field, with a further three coming out before or during the second horse inspection.






Viscount Viktor

by Viscount out of Nova EH who is by Nobre

Barbara Cooper, Glynn Norcutt and Ginny Rusher


by Diarado out of Ubiloa who is by Ekstein

David and Karie Thomson

MBF Connection

by Luidam out of Traditionally Aloof

Hazel Livesey

Ricker Ridge Sooty GNZ

by Caretino out of Quantum Flash who is by Tristaking

Pip McCarroll and Samantha Lissington

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

30th October 2023