Jonelle Price, Clarke Johnstone and Sam Lissington have all made the podium at the Millstreet International Horse Trials which finished in Ireland this morning. Jonelle and Chilli’s Midnight Star were third in the CCI4*-L, Sam and Mr Cookie Time took out the CCI2*-L, Clarke and Aces High were second in the CCI3*-S, and Sam took the quinella in the CCIYH2*-S with Nadal and Never Know Mb.

The 19-strong CCI4*-L field was whittled down to 12 for the showjumping phase where Jonelle’s clear and inside time effort saw them finish on 54.4 penalty points. The class was won by Sam Watson (IRL) and Ballyneety Rocketman on 44.4. Caroline Powell and High Time placed 10th.

Jonelle was the best of the Kiwis in the CCIO4*-NC-S, placing 10th aboard McClaren on 36.1. The Aussie individuals held the top two slots albeit with a bit of shuffling, with Christopher Burton and Shadow Man leading from the start to take the class on their 25.7 dressage score. Kevin McNab and Scuderia 1918 A Best Friend came up to fill second on 30. Hollie Swain and Ballycoskerry Regal Diamond were 12th on 37 with Dan Jocelyn and Blackthorn Cruise 15th on 37.5. Forty-seven of the original 59 starters completed all three tests.

The FEI Nations Cup class went to Ireland on 110.2 with the United States second on 113.7 and Australia third on 114,.2. New Zealand were fifth on 121.7.

Jonelle was the only Kiwi in the CCI3*-L, placing sixth aboard Full Monty de Lacense on a score of 40.5, with another clear and inside time in the showjumping to finish off. The 25-strong class was won by Sam Ecroyd (GBR) aboard Bloomfield Manuscript who led from the get-go and finished on 31.9.

Clarke and Aces High finished the CCI3*-S on 34.5 with winner Sam Ecroyd (GBR) and Chapel House on 29.6. Sam Lissington and Delarado were 11th on 46.1 with Caroline Powell and Tik Tok on 52.2. The class attracted 49 combinations.

Sam Lissington and Mr Cookie Time also led from the start in the CCI2*-L, finishing on 27 penalty points to take the win in the 38-strong class. Hollie Swain was the only other New Zealander in the class, finishing on 41.8 aboard Jumbelissa.

Sam was always handy in the CCIYH2*-S, moving into one and two after the showjumping and holding on through the cross country for final tallies of 29.9 and 30.4.







by Clarimo out of Toni I who is by Landjunge

David and Karie Thomson


Chio 20

by Castelan 3 out of Nobelis who is by Heraldik XX)

Di Brunsden, Peter Cattell, Lucy Sangster and Tim Price

Blackthorn Cruise

by Vancouver out of Ms Cruize who is by Cruising

Panda Christie and Dan Jocelyn

Ballycoskerry Regal Diamond

by Gentle Diamond out of Rolling Star who is by High Roller

The Hendrix Syndicate

Full Monty de Lacense

by Quickly De Kreisker out of Lola De La Cense who is by Vesontio Du Mesnil

Jackie Oliver, Kate Holmes and Jo Pidduck

Chilli’s Midnight Star

by Chilli Morning out of Midnight Wispa who is by Laban

Nikki Axon and Merrill Halstead

High Time

by Hemmingway out of Freckleton Mandolin

Ruth Armstrong, Serena Greenwell, Jo West and Caroline Powell

Tik Tok

by Ulysses M2S out of Ballinamurra Coors Light who is by Desir Du Chateau

Jo West

Aces High

by Another Warrior out of My Fairtale who is by King Ivor

Jean and Rob Johnstone and Clarke Johnstone



by Diarado out of Belle Amie who is by Handsome Stranger

Kate Maitland


by Jenssen VDL out of Jade who is by Indoctro

Samantha and Brayden Lissington

Never Know MB

by Hermantico out of Clazien who is by Winningmood

Sally Taylor and Samantha Lissington

Mr Cookie Time

by Casago out of Cumarna who is by Grafiet

Rachel Bessell, Neil Robertson and Samantha Lissington


by Jumbo out of Myth

Nicola Carmichael

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