It’s all go this weekend, with Kiwis eventers in action on both sides of the Atlantic.

Monica Spencer and Artist sit in 10th place on 31.9 penalty points at the end of the CCI5*-L dressage at the Defender Kentucky Three-Day Event in the United States.
She was very happy with Artist’s test but would have loved a few more marks. “Max got out there and strutted his stuff,” she said. “Yasmin (British rider Yasmin Ingham) was a hard act to follow. Banzai du Loir is a big powerful warmblood, but I think we rode the best test we could.” The thoroughbred had stayed with her and been very accurate, despite being “lit up” by the atmosphere.

Joe Meyer and Harbin, the only other Kiwis at the event, scored 40.4 for 30th spot in the 35-strong field. Joe felt the horse had tried hard and continued to improve “despite some blips”. The cross country looked tough but had options. “Most of those are quite long except the ditch and angled brushes where the option is doable without wasting huge time,” said Joe.

Tom McEwen (GBR) and JL Dublin lead the pack on 24.8 penalty points, with Yasmin in second on 26 and Elisabeth Halliday (USA) aboard Cooley Nutcracker and Lauren Nicholson (USA) on Vermiculus sharing third place on 30.6.



USA Time

NZ Time

Cross Country

Saturday 1.00pm

Sunday 5.00am


Saturday 2.14pm

Sunday 6.14am


Saturday 2.50pm

Sunday 6.50am

Jumping – 1st Group

Sunday 2.00pm

Monday 6.00am

Jumping – 2nd Group

Sunday 3.00pm

Monday 7.00am


Tim Price rides Happy Boy. Copyright Photo: Libby Law Photography

In France, at Saumur Complet, Tim Price and Happy Boy are in second place at the end of the dressage in the CCI4*-L with a score of 26.4 penalty points. Tim is also in eighth aboard Jarillo on 28.6, with Jonelle Price and Senor Crocodillo in ninth on 29.1.
James Avery aboard Dallas 13 scored 30 for 13th, with Jonelle and McClaren bagging 30.6 for 15th. Sebastien Cavaillon (FRA) and Elipso de la Vigne lead the 43 combinations on 23.4.


Artist (by Guillotine out of Maxamore who is by Volksraad) – owned by Monica and Andrew Spencer
Harbin (by Verglas out of Rainbow City who is by Rainbow Quest) – owned by John, Gay, Ruth and Joe Meyer and Theresa Foote)
Happy Boy (by Indoctro out of W.Amelusina 17 who is by Odermus) – owned by Susan Lamb, Therese Miller and Tim Price
Jarillo (by Dantos out of Fiorilla who is by Alicante) – owned by Lucy Allison, Frances Stead and James and Rachel Good
Diachello (by Diarado out of Viser Cholin who is by Chello I) – owned by Kent Gardner and Jesse Campbell
Senor Crocodillo (by Connor 48, out of Marni who is by Exorbitant XX) – owned by Alexander and Joseph Giannamore and Jonelle Price
McClaren (by Clarimo out of Toni I who is by Landjunge) – owned by David and Karie Thomson
Dallas 13 (by Dimaggio) – owned by David and Karie Thomson

By Diana Dobson – HP Media Liaison
Photos by Shannon Brinkman