It’s been a busy weekend for New Zealand eventers and showjumpers competing at the Longines PfingstTurnier Wiesbaden in Germany, where most were hunting Olympic qualifications.

Eventer Tim Price and Coup de Coeur Dudevin placed second in the CCI4*-S with Jonelle Price and Hiarado in sixth spot in the 34-strong class. Tim was second after his 25.4 penalty point dressage, slipped to seventh with a four-fault showjumping round, and came home strong, clear and with 9.6 time in the cross country for a final tally of 39.

Tim Price rides Coup de Coeur Dudevin, CCI4*-S – Cross Country, Wiesbaden, Schlosspark, Biebrich 18. May 2024. © Lafrentz

“I was really happy with my horse. The number one job was to qualify and it is hard not to be a little bit competitive at the same time,” said Tim. “I thought I would leave the start box with a bit of speed and see how he travelled. It was a really good run for him and he is just such a class cross country horse. It was a shame about the rail – it was my fault and then one of his best dressage tests at this level. It was a really good run and great to get that first qualifier which is his road to Paris. He has needs one more 4*-S which he will do in two weeks at Millstreet.”

Jonelle was 18th after her 31.6 dressage test, moving to ninth with a clear showjumping round, and then up to sixth after adding 14 time on the cross country for 45.6. The combination are now fully qualified for the Games, making them available for selection.
The class was won by Felix Vogg (SUI) and Dao de l’Ocean on 32.8. Nine combinations were clear and inside time in the showjumping, with no one finishing on a clean slate in the cross country where there were four retirements and five eliminations.

Jonelle Price riders Hiarado, CCI4*-S – Cross Country, Wiesbaden, Schlosspark, Biebrich
18. May 2024. © Lafrentz

In the showjumping arena Uma O’Neill and Luigi d’Eclipse were the best of the Kiwis in the Lott-Hessen Prize CSI4* 1.50m opening class, finishing in 10th place, all clear in 75.13 seconds. Daniel Meech and Ortolaan van het Ruytinxbos were right behind them, also clear but in 80.03 seconds. Phillip Steiner and Cassina Dior finished on five faults in 82.54 seconds. The class was won by Michael Whitaker (GBR) aboard Equine America Q Paravatti N in 67.9 seconds.

Daniel and Ortolaan van het Ruytinxbos placed 12th in the 32-strong CSI4* 1.55m class with a four fault opening round. Just five combinations went clear in the opener to progress to the jump-off where Michael Pender (IRL) and HHS Calais triumphed with a double clear in 42.83 seconds. The only other double clear came from runner-up Koen Vereecke (BEL) aboard Oilily de Muze who crossed the flags in 46.84.

Daniel also picked up a ninth place aboard Casalligo in the CSI4* Small Tour 1.40m.

Tonight Daniel with Ortolaan van het Ruytinxbos, Phillip aboard Cassina Dior and Uma O’Neill on Luigi d’Eclipse will start in the CSI4* 1.6m Longines Grand Prix of Wiesbaden which is also a qualifier for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.

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Coup de Coeur Dudevin

by Top Gun Semilly out of Tiebreak Combehory who is by Leprince des Bois

Jean-Louis Stauffer and Tim Price


by Diarado out of Ubiloa who is by Ekstein

David and Karie Thomson

Ortolaan van het Ruytinxbos

by Nababi de Reve out of Tresor who is by Acaletto

Evan Davies and Daniel Meech

Luigi d’Eclipse

by Catoki out of Eluna d’Eclipse who is by Calato

Tai Milstein Stables and Uma O’Neill


Cassina Dior

by Diarado out of Prinzess VI who is by San Patrignano Cassini

Phillip and Sally Steiner


by Casallco out of Viganzezza who is by Vigo D Arsouilles STX

Whitney Stinges

Messi 10

by Messenger out of Caroulonia who is by Toulon

O’Neill Showjumping LLC and Uma O’Neill

By Diana Dobson – HP Media Liaison
Photos by Sportfotos Stefan Lafrentz

20th May 2024