It’s been a bit of mixed bag for the Kiwis competing in dressage and eventing at CHIO Aachen in Germany overnight.

In the dressage, Melissa Galloway and Windermere J’Obei W placed eighth in the CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle with a score of 72.465%. The class was won by Julie Mendoza Loor (ECU) aboard Jewel’s Goldstrike on 78.92%, with Sandra Sysojeva (POL) aboard Maxima Bella second on 78.51% and Steffen Peters (USA) with Suppenkasper third on 76.43%.

“Unfortunately for the first time in a while my nerves got the better of me,” said Melissa. “I am disappointed in the way I rode. Joey warmed up perfectly and is feeling the best he has since he has been in Europe. I think I put a lot of pressure on myself for this test and I let Joey down, however there was still some magic moments and Joey as per usual gave me his all and I am so grateful.”

The freestyle is Melissa’s favourite and she knew it would be an amazing experience to ride it at Aachen in the very electric atmosphere.

In eventing, the New Zealand team finished seventh in the SAP Nations’ Cup competition, with Aachen debutants Ginny Thomasen and Capitaine de Hus Z the best of the Kiwis individually with their 20th placing. Unsurprisingly the time on the cross country was tough, with only two combinations coming home clear and inside time. Clear rounds weren’t thin on the ground with 26 picking up no jumping penalties.

Jonelle Price and Senor Crocodillo finished on 61.9, with Tim Price and Jarillo on 68.5, Lauren Innes aboard Global Fision M on 68.8, and Caroline Powell with CBI Aldo also completed. Thirty nine combinations completed all three phases of the popular but very tough competition, with three retirements and two eliminations on the cross country. Overnight leader Michael Jung (GER) and fischerChipmunk FRH withdrew before the cross country.

Unusually the top three were all tied on 30.9 penalty points but in the end, the individual honours went the way of Julia Krajewski (GER) aboard Nickel 2, with countryman Calvin Bockmann aboard The Phantom of the Opera second and Laura Collett (GBR) on Dacapo third.

The SAP Cup was won by Great Britain on 112.8 penalty points with the United States second on 123.7 and Ireland third on 138. New Zealand – comprising Ginny, Caroline, Jonelle and Tim – finished on 179.8.

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Capitaine De Hus Z

by Cosinhus out of France de Hus who is by Fergar Mail)

David and Karie Thomson and Ginny Thomasen

CBI Aldo

by Goodluck VDL out of KMS Eclipse who is by Ramon

Serena Greenwell, Pat Melville-Evans, Jo West and Caroline Powell


Global Fision M

by Flipper D’Elle HN out of Kantussa who is by Cantus

Innes Family Syndicate


By Dantos out of Fiorilla who is by Alicante

Lucy Allison, Frances Stead, James and Rachel Good

Senor Crocodillo

by Connor 48 out of Marni who is by Exorbitant XX

Joe and Alexander Giannamore and Jonelle Price

Windermere J’Obei W

by Johnson TN out of Miss Pomepii who is by Pompeii

Anne and Rodney Parkes and Melissa Galloway

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