Tim Price and Viscount Viktor have taken an early lead on the opening day of dressage in the CCI5*-L at Les Etoiles de Pau in France.

Nineteen combinations have completed their first phase, with Tim and Viscount Viktor scoring 28 penalty points to top the leaderboard, just a smidgen ahead of Piggy March (GBR) and Coolparks Sarco on 28.1, with Rosalind Canter (GBR) aboard Pencos Crown Jewel in third on 28.3.

Muzi Pottinger and Just Kidding are the next best of the Kiwis on 31.3 in sixth, with Jonelle Price aboard McClaren in ninth on 32.4, James Avery on MBF Connection in 11th with a score of 33.8, and Jesse Campbell aboard Cooley Lafitte in 17th on 39.5.

The dressage continues tonight, with Samantha Lissington set to compete on Ricker Ridge Sooty GNZ (12.06pm France time), Jesse Campbell with Diachello (3.43pm), Tim Price aboard Happy Boy (4.14pm), Jonelle Price on Hiarado (4.28pm), and Muzi Pottinger with Good Timing (4.42pm)

It’s been a busy day for the large Kiwi contingent, with the first horse inspection followed by the first day of dressage. Pau is the last 5* competition of the Northern Hemisphere biggies and a popular one for the Kiwis.




French Time

NZ Time

Dressage Day 2

Fri 27th – 10.00am

Fri 27th – 9.00pm

Cross Country

Sat 28th – 11.30am

Sat 28th – 10.30pm


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