Well they call it the Glorious 12th in the UK for reasons of shooting the wildlife but it sure was the Glorious 12th for Tim as he smashed the CCI 3 star win with Ascona M! Under pressure from 2 clear rounds from the two placed behind him and with not a rail in hand he entered the arena knowing only a clear would seal the win. And they delivered. Its another one to add to Tim’s FEI tally with wins at every level from CCI 1 star through to CCI 4 star and its such a cool story as its the ultimate “Tim and Jonelle” story as well as Jonelle has produced this mare through to two star level. Tim and Ava did not get off to the best of starts… Tim likes his horses to be friends with him on a personal basis and he said at the start ” She doesn’t dislike me but she doesn’t like me either, she just does not care either way!”. I think the aloof and utter supermodel Ava actually likes him allot now to pull out a performance like that!
Not to be outdone in the CCIO 3 star first timers Kincooley Cruising (Minnie) and Pats Jester (PJ) were also pulling out all the stops for their debut performance. Minnie pulled out a clear round to finish inside the top 12 which is amazing out of 73 starters. PJ just tipped one rail which was still good enough to elevate him up the leaderboard and into the top 15. Pat Maitland would be so proud of him…quite the best of her homebreds by far.
Its been a fabulous weekend for Team Price and no, Jonelle has not has her baby yet before you ask!