New Zealand Names Squad for 2018 World Equestrian Games

Classic Moet, Jonelle Price, and Trisha Rickards. Photo by Tilly Berendt.

Hot off the presses! The highly anticipated announcement of the New Zealand Eventing Team for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games has arrived. Congratulations to the following horses and riders:

  • Mark Todd and McClaren, an 11-year-old Holsteiner gelding (Clarimo X Toni I, by Landjunge) owned by David and Katherine Thomson
  • Jonelle Price and Classic Moet, a 15-year-old British-bred mare (Classic xx X Gamston Bobbles, by Bohemond xx) owned by Trisha Rickards and Jonelle Price
  • Tim Price and Cekatinka, an 11-year-old KWPN mare (King Kolibri X Katinka, by Julio Mariner xx) owned by Joanne Pullan
  • Blyth Tait and Dassett Courage, a 14-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding (Courage II X Cruseings Girl, by Cruising) owned by Thomas Barr, Sally Grant and Blyth Tait
  • Dan Jocelyn and Grovine de Reve, a 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding (Hermea de Reve X Erkina Jane, by Rimilis xx) owned by Therese Miller, Jo Preston-Hunt, Philip Hunt and Dan Jocelyn

The following alternates have also been named:

  • Mark Todd and Leonidas II, owned by Diane Brunsden, Peter Cattell and Sir Mark Todd, or Kiltubrid Rhapsody, owned by Niki Ryan and Dr Elizabeth Donald
  • Blyth Tait and Havanna, owned by Jane Lovell-Smith, Katherine Corich and John Ormiston
  • Tim Price and Ascona M, owned by Suzanne Houchin, Lucy and Ben Sangster and Sir Peter Vela, or Ringwood Sky Boy, owned by Varenna Allen, Robert Taylor and Tim Price
  • Caroline Powell and Up Up and Away, owned by Cameron and Mary Crawford and Powell
  • Dan Jocelyn and Dassett Cool Touch, owned by Therese Miller and Dan Jocelyn, or Blackthorn Cruise, owned by Therese Miller and Panda Christie
  • Jesse Campbell and Cleveland, owned by Kent Gardner and Jesse Campbell

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