New Zealand has packed a powerful punch with the announcement of its eventing squad for the World Equestrian Games this year. Veteran campaigners and riders who are newer to the level are featured on the list of the latest country to name its team.
Andrew Nicholson and Mark Todd will now have a combined 12 WEGs under their belt, which makes for some serious leadership on the team. They will be bolstered by Tim Price with his Luhmühlen CCI4* mount, Wesko and Burghley winners Jock Paget and Clifton Promise. As Kevin McNab was named for Australia following the lifting of the FEI ban a few weeks ago, so was Jock Paget with Clifton Promise. The eligibility will remain tentative until the final FEI decision is announced at a later date, but for now Jock is a member of the New Zealand team.
From Equestrian Sport NZ, the team is as follows:
Andrew Nicholson – Nereo (owned by Libby Sellar) or Avebury (owned by Rosemary and Mark Barlow)
Sir Mark Todd – Leonidas (owned by Peter Cattrell and Di Brunsden)
Tim Price – Wesko (owned by Christina Knudsen, Peter Vela, Lucy Sangster and Kate Watchman)
Jock Paget* – Clifton Promise (owned by Frances Stead and Russell Hall)
*subject to eligibility
Caroline Powell – Onwards and Upwards (owned by Cameron and Mary Crawford)
Lucy Jackson – Willy Do (owned by Mark, Gillian and Charlotte Greenlees)
Jonelle Price – Classic Moet (owned by Trisha Rickards)
Tim Price – Ringwood Sky Boy (owned by Robert Taylor, Selwood.com and Price)
Megan Heath – St Daniel