Tim Price and Wesko. Photo by Mariusz Chmieliński.
The first dressage tests were played out at the eventing competition at LOTTO Strzegom Horse Trials.
The most difficult class – CCI4*-L – was dominated by riders from New Zealand. Tim Price is first and second with Wesko and Spartaco, and the next two positions belong to his wife – Jonelle Price riding Grappa Nera and McClaren.
„I was really pleased with both horses. 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” – said Jonelle Price after her dressage test.
The current leader of the 3* long class is Dutch rider Mara Van de Ven with Lexington van de Vinkenhof, and the best athlete 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 first position in the Intro class belongs to Sophie Leube from Germany with Skyjacker 3.
On Friday we will see dressage and jumping trials, including the Nations Cup competition. Saturday and Sunday will be cross-country and jumping days. 270 pairs representing 17 countries from all around the world compete at the show.
You can watch the livestream of the action at our website: https://strzegomhorsetrials.pl/pl/.
Online results: http://results.strzegomhorsetrials.pl.