The first horses cantered down the centerline today at Poland’s LOTTO Strzegom Horse Trials, with New Zealand’s Tim and Jonelle Price taking the top four positions in the CCI4*-L.
Tim is first and second with Wesko and Spartaco. Watch his test with Wesko, who won Luhmühlen CCI5* in 2014 and was 2nd at Kentucky and 3rd at Pau in 2015, here:
Tim PRICE riding Wesko in the CCI4*-L class with the result of 28,7 – the current leader. Tim PRICE na Wesko w klasie CCI4*-L z wynikiem 28,7 – aktualny lider konkursu.
Jonelle is third and fourth with Grappa Nera and McClaren, Sir Mark Todd’s 2018 WEG mount whom she’s taken over the ride since Sir Mark’s retirement.
“I was really pleased with both horses,” Jonelle says. “Grappa Nera is only 9 years old, so she’s quite unestablished in some of the work on this level, but every time she’s getting better and better. McClaren is a new ride for me this season, he’s got so much talent. I don’t think we’re quite there, where I know he can get to, but he’s doing some lovely work.”
An interview with Jonelle Team Price after her dressage tests with Grappa Nera and McClaren.
The current leader of the 3* long class is Dutch rider Mara Van de Ven with Lexington van de Vinkenhof, and the leader of the CCI2*-L is her teammate Merel Blom riding Corminta vom Gwick. In the CCIP2*-L, Matti Garlichs has taken the lead with Andante. The top position in the Intro class belongs to Sophie Leube from Germany with Skyjacker 3.
The second leg of the 2020 FEI Eventing Nations Cup series kicks off on Friday. Teams from Austria, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Poland are set to compete, along with individuals representing the Czech Republic, Sweden and New Zealand. Big names on the start list include Andreas Dibowski with FRH Corrida; Dirk Schrade with Ingrid Klimke, with SAP Hale Bob OLD and SAP Sasha P; and Tim Price with Falco.
Friday, Aug. 28
Dressage from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CEST / 3 – 6:30 a.m. EDT
Show jumping from 3 – 6 p.m. CEST / 9 a.m. – noon EDT
9 a.m. CEST CCIO4*-S Nations Cup dressage
3 p.m. CEST CCIO4*-S Nations Cup show jumping
Saturday, Aug. 29
Cross Country from 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. CEST / 3 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EDT
9 a.m CEST CCI1* Intro cross country
10:30 a.m. CEST CCIP2*- L cross country
11:15 p.m. CEST CCI2* – L cross country
1:10 p.m. CEST CCI3* – L cross country
2:15 p.m. CEST CCIO4*-S Nations Cup cross country
4:15 p.m. CEST CCI 4* – L cross country
Sunday, Aug. 30
Cross Country from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. CEST / 3:30 – 8 a.m. EDT
9:30 a.m. CEST – CCI2*-S/CCI2* -S -J cross country
12:15 p.m. CEST – CCI3*-S/CCI3* – S – YR cross country