New Zealand rider Tim Price took home the top honors last weekend at Luhmühlen with Wesko, an 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, after re-routing from Badminton. This week, Tim sat down with Franky Reid-Warrilow to speak about his win and thoughts for the rest of the year.
“I’m still coming to grips with it really,” Tim told Franky. He said that his success that weekend really helps put into perspective the work it takes to achieve success at the top levels.
Tim also reflected on his rides with both Ringwood Sky Boy and Wesko at Badminton earlier this year. Tim finished in ninth place with Ringwood Sky Boy and unfortunately had a fall with Wesko, which caused their re-route to Luhmühlen. “I was a victim of a very demanding cross country,” Tim said. Tim was pleased to re-route to Germany with Wesko as he felt the cross country course suited the horse well.
On beating Michael Jung at home: “It was pretty cool. It was a great experience. I jumped a great clear round second to last to go. It looked like he had it in the bag until the penultimate combination and he had it down. The whole thing was an amazing experience.”
New Zealand’s squad announcement for the WEG eventing team is due any day now, and Tim is fairly confident in his chances to go to his first World Equestrian Games, as he should feel after a spring and fall full of great results.
To see the full interview with Franky Reid-Warrilow, check out the video of Tim’s interview: