Jesse Campbell is over the moon to be sitting in fourth spot at the end of the CCI5* dressage at Les Etoiles de Pau in France.

He and his Tokyo Olympic mount Diachello scored 26.9 penalty points, to sit behind a trio of Brits in Tom McEwen aboard JL Dublin on 23.1, Rosalind Canter with Izilot GHI on 24.4, and Pippa Funnell aboard MCS Maverick on 26.4.

“It’s a really , really cool result,” said a very happy Jesse. “Danny was awesome. He has been on really good form all week and enjoyed being here. He was just awesome in the ring. He stayed really rideable and with me. I am so pleased with him.” Jesse said the horse had tried so hard and he was rapt the judges had seen “the quality that he has”.

The Pierre Michelet (FRA) designed cross country was a good 5* track and Jesse was looking forward to it. “You are really going to need to be concentrating all the way. There are lots of strong questions out there. I think one of the most influential will be 28a, b, c so we are really going to have to be on our game. Hopefully the weather holds and we get some good ground.

Jesse is first out of the 55-strong field on his other mount Cooley Lafitte, who scored 39.5 in the dressage. “Hopefully we can give everyone some confidence that the track will ride well.”

Tim Price and Viscount Viktor are the next best of the Kiwis in sixth place on 28, followed by Samantha Lissington and Ricker Ridge Sooty GNZ on 28.8. Jonelle Price and Hiarado scored 30.4 for 13th spot, with Muzi Pottinger and Just Kidding just behind them in 15th on 31.1. Jonelle and McClaren are on 32.4 with Tim and Happy Boy on 32.9, James Avery aboard MBF Connection scoring 33.8, and Muzi aboard Good Timing on 35.4.

The Kiwis come fast and furious in the cross country tonight with Jesse and Cooley Lafitte first out at 11.30am (France time)  and finally Muzi with Good Timing the second-to-last to go in the field at 4.10pm. See all times below.




French Time

NZ Time

Cross Country

Sat 28th – 11.30am

Sat 28th – 10.30pm

Jesse Campbell – Cooley Lafitte

Sat 28th 10.30pm

Tim Price – Viscount Viktor

Sat 28th 10.45pm

Jonelle Price – McClaren

Sat 28th 10.55pm

Muzi Pottinger – Just Kidding

Sat 28th 11.05pm

James Avery – MBF Connection

Sat 28th 11.30pm

Samantha Lissington – Ricker Ridge Sooty GNZ

Sun 29th 1.25am

Jesse Campbell –  Diachello

Sun 29th 2.35am

Tim Price – Happy Boy

Sun 29th 2.50am

Jonelle Price – Hiarado

Sun 29th 3.00am

Muiz Pottinger – Good Timing

Sun 29th 3.10am


Sun 29th – 2.30pm

Mon 30th – 1.30am





Happy Boy

by Indoctro out of W.Amelusina 17 who is by Odermus

Susan Lamb and Therese Miller

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


by Clarimo out of Toni I who is by Landjunge

David and Karie Thomson

MBF Connection

by Luidam out of Traditionally Aloof

Hazel Livesey


by Diarado out of Visser Cholin who is by Chello I

Kent Gardner and Jesse Campbell

Cooley Lafitte

by Je T’aime Flamenco out of Graf Shenanigans who is by Scirocco

Jay Jaffar

Ricker Ridge Sooty GNZ

by Caretino out of Quantum Flash who is by Tristaking

Pip McCarroll and Samantha Lissington

Just Kidding

by Fusaichi Pegasus out of Gypsey Princess who is by Sadler’s Wells

Andy, Tinks and Muzi Pottinger

Good Timing

by Nom Du Jeu out of Baloushe who is by Black Minnaloushe

The Volunteer Syndicate

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

28th October 2023