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25

Sep 18

South of England

Pretty vile weather for poor old South of England and after stacks of rain on the Saturday we were pretty surprised to see that it was still running on Sunday! With a mixture of advanced and young intermediates there were...
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22

Sep 18

Moreton Morrell

Back to business and 4 youngsters at Moreton Morrell for our intrepid travelers.  It was first time at novice level for Seych'elle ( Shelley) and the show jumping on a surface was one of the more appealing things about this...
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18

Sep 18

WEG Show Jumping

All of the Team NZ horses were fresh after an extra day of rest and the showjumping turned into an exciting finale with the order changing right up until Ingrid Klimke and Hale Bob jumped the very last fence.... which...
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16

Sep 18

WEG XC day

Every championship throws up its own set of unique issues and this one has been haunted by Hurricane Florence which is yet to arrive!  XC day dawned misty and much cooler than it has been with the odd shower of...
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14

Sep 18

WEG Dressage: Jonelle and Classic Moet

It was a very strong round of final team riders this afternoon where teams generally choose their top dressage players and Jonelle and Molly found themselves in the thick of some fancy floaters.  Molly really didn't give a damn as...
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14

Sep 18

WEG Dressage, Tim and Cekatinka

Hot and sunny for Tim and Cekatinka in the dressage warm up today and they went in and nailed a super test to sit less than 2 points off second place on a 27.2.  The only time in the test...
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12

Sep 18

WEG: Tryon course walk and jog

All 5 of the NZ horses flew through the jog and looked simply spectacular.  Its a bit like living in Northern Queensland here... we have 34 degree heat followed by a monumental thunderstorm ( which the riders got caught in...
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11

Sep 18

Tryon WEG Update

So things are starting to get a bit more exciting out here now with the impending Hurricane Florence adding to the fun!  The TV stations are getting very excited about it but the locals say its just a storm.  We...
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9

Sep 18

Horse and Riders reunited at WEG

Cekatinka and Classic Moet ( Molly) left Mere Farm for Badgerstown on Tuesday morning and joined up with the rest of the team horses for a 5.30am departure.  They then traveled across the Channel to Liege in Belgium where they...
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5

Sep 18

Ride around Burghley with Tim Price

Firstly our loyal followers ( and no doubt Ringwood Sky Boy's and Bango's owners!) will note that the cover picture is actually Bango ( Uno) and not Ringwood Sky Boy ( Ozzie) .  Ozzie is many things but a crazy...
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2

Sep 18

Burghley SJ… and a win for Tim and Ozzie!

We have always said that dreams come true at Burghley and yet again they did... Tim and Ringwood Sky  Boy ( Ozzie) went in as the overnight leader and they jumped that magical clear round to win Burghley 2018. They...
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2

Sep 18

Burghley Cross Country.

Another beautiful sunny day at Burghley and a huge crowd awaited the first of the horses to leave the start box.  Tim and Bango ( Uno) were early out and they made a magnificent job of getting around the hugely...
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1

Sep 18

Burghley Friday Dressage

So Friday saw a stunning test from Ringwood Sky Boy ( Ozzie) to go into second place with a 26.9.  We know Ozzie likes routine and Burghley now feels so routine that he halted at the designated place on entry,...
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31

Aug 18

Burghley Thursday Dressage.

A beautiful late summer morning for Tim and Bango ( Uno) to perform their dressage at Burghley.  The sun was shining and the main arena looked simply stunning with a lush green grass footing that we have not seen for...
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30

Aug 18

Burghley Trot Up

Tim rocked up at Burghley with Bango ( Uno) and Ringwood Sky Boy ( Ozzie) which is a fairly cool thing to do when you have 2 more horses at home that are on the list for WEG!  Lucy Miles...
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27

Aug 18

Wellington I, OI and Advanced

A new crew of groundstaff led by Lucy Miles sorted 6 horses to Wellington this morning... Tim and Jonelle jumped out of the Blair returning truck at 3.30am this morning at Little Thatch with a scheduled 5 am departure for...
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26

Aug 18

Blair Castle ERM CIC 3SJ & XC and CCI 3 SJ

Well what a way to run the last international before Burghley and WEG... Tim and Pats Jester held their nerve to jump one of only 3 clear rounds in soggy ( an understatement!) conditions up at Blair Castle. And that...
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26

Aug 18

Blair Castle CCI XC and ERM CIC 3

In the ERM dressage there was more Prancing horses than Dancing horses as both Wesko ( Dash) and Cloud Dancer ( Marley) barely scraped 70% which was quite the surprise!  Mr Reliable ( Dash) turned into Mr Electric as he...
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24

Aug 18

Blair Castle CCI 3 star dressage

It's a long old hike up to Blair Atholl in Scotand but it is beautiful scenery when you get there.  Even if there sure is no heatwave in Scotland this weekend!  Actually its pretty cool and breezy down south this...
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18

Aug 18

Somerford N Int and OI

A 2am departure from Mere Farm meant that Tim decided that the best option was for Harriet to come and stay at Little Thatch for Otis and he and Jonelle, after a full day with 10 horses at BSJA Rectory...
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15

Aug 18

West Wilts EC

Top hat and tails shelved for today with a bunch of young horses at West Wilts for the team. Jonelle was the winner of the day with Kalypso du Boisson Z who is proving himself to be a little superstar....
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12

Aug 18

Aston le Walls and Hartpury CIC3 SJ & XC

The downside of not having an early start at Aston le Walls on Friday for Jonelle meant she didn't get home until 8.30pm... but her two young horses went very well so that made it an exersise that was worthwhile!...
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10

Aug 18

Aston le Walls and Hartpury CIC 3 Dressage

Helpful organisers and entry secretaries at both Aston le Walls and Hartpury enabled Tim and Jonelle to compete at both venues, a good 2.5 hours apart, on different horses on the same day!  Not to mention the pretty incredible team...
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7

Aug 18

Smiths Lawn

A quick turnaround after Gatcombe and 5 horses on the horsebox for Smiths Lawn on Monday. It is a classy bunch of 100's and novices that graced the Windsor venue and team Price certainly took home the lions share of...
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6

Aug 18

Gatcombe, British Open CIC 3

Team Price had a quiet weekend by Price standards with just Tim and Pats Jester flying the flag at Gatcombe. It's an event that is much like Marmite.. its a love it or hate it sort of thing and it...
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Jul 18

Camphire CCI 3 SJ and CIC 3 Cross country

In the CIC 3 Tim and Ascona M ( Ava) added 8 faults to their cross country score to drop to third behind stablemate Kincooley Cruising ( Minnie) in a super tough showjumping with short distances that saw only a...
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Jul 18

Camphire International Cross Country and CIC SJ

Plenty of action across all the classes in Ireland while we in England had a sudden end to our 2 month heatwave with gales and rain. Tim is absolutely flying and he maintained his form with Ascona M ( Ava)...
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27

Jul 18

Camphire International Dressage

A big team left on Tuesday night for Camphire with 8 horses in two horseboxes plus Otis and his cousin Coco Price who was going on an adventure whilst her mother, Darnelle Price, hopefully has her baby! Tim is clearly...
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23

Jul 18

Aston le Walls

From Aachen to Aston was no mean feat and with 6 horses on the truck after not getting home from Aachen until 11pm shows its not all glitz and glamour!  At least the weather was the same with it being...
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22

Jul 18

Aachen CCIO 3 star

Aachen never fails to deliver and this year was as spectacular as ever with super weather and the usual incredible atmosphere... and the added bonus that for the first time ever NZ won the teams competition which was just the...
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17

Jul 18

Dauntsey BE 100

And yes, for sure the cover photo is Wesko ( Dash) at Haras du Jardy yesterday just cos its so cool to see him and TP enjoying themselves like that!  And...yes, Dash was absolutely top of the morning on Monday...
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Jul 18

Haras de Jardy ERM SJ and Cross Country

Well the King returned and made the podium....and that is a proper fairy story!  No, Alex Bragg kept his nerve to keep the lead but a podium finish and the runner up slot is pretty dam cool! Show jumping this...
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14

Jul 18

Jardy ERM CIC 3… The Return of the King continues!

For those not familiar with the Tolkien epic Lord of the Rings then the Return of the King will not mean so much... but for a South Island boy like Tim who is most assuredly aware of the fact most...
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14

Jul 18

Upton BE 100..and the Return of the King

You can tell when we get to the middle of the season as the BE 100 days, which are usually my favorite to write about, get positively boring. Since Tim and Jonelle have a policy of the babies 'learning on...
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11

Jul 18

Upton OI

A mid week venture to a venue that the Price's are not over familiar with and it's fair to say that they were massively impressed with!  Jonelle said that despite our current heatwave they had watered the ground and made...
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8

Jul 18

Barbury CIC 3 ERM SJ and XC

Glorious sunshine and soaring temperatures made for another amazing day of sport at Barbury. Tim and Jonelle were part of the winning Hunt Scurry final against the jockeys yesterday lunchtime and their team, which also included Sir Mark Todd and...
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7

Jul 18

Barbury CIC 2 and CIC 3

Hot hot hot at Barbury today and a busy day for team Price with an early start and a full agenda throughout the day. Grappa Nera ( Grape ) showjumped early and Jonelle was annoyed with herself to have 2...
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6

Jul 18

Barbury CIC 2 star day 2 dressage

Another set of dressage tests and another stunning day at Barbury with wall to wall blue skies and an amazing backdrop with the novice cross country running all day. It was a return to normal for the Price horses today...
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5

Jul 18

Barbury CIC 2 star dressage

A stunningly beautiful day at Barbury and a new layout which means that the CIC 2 star no longer does dressage down in Rabbit Valley but in the old novice showjumping site.  To be fair to Barbury the main arena...
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4

Jul 18

Tim and Jonelle discuss Weisbaden dressage test!

Quite the discussion as Tim has a good go at commenting on Jonelle's ( stunning!) dressage test on Cloud Dancer ( Marley)  at Weisbaden... https://youtu.be/O05SuNnnqHU
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2

Jul 18

Brightling CIC 1 and 2 star

Back to Brightling with whole range of horses for the day... advanced established stars Wesko ( Dash) for the CIC 2 star, Bango ( Uno) for a novice comeback run and genuine young horses out for their first starts at...
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Jun 18

Brightling BE100

Still the fabulous weather continues and with the temps yet again pushing past 30 degrees Tim headed off to Brightling with three young horses for the BE100 classes. Grafiba ( Graffy), Gino Gingerino ( Gino ) and Seych'elle ( Shelley) ...
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25

Jun 18

Arville SJ and Cross Country

Sunday was all go go go for the team with multiple cross country ounds and the ERM SJ to fit in as well. The CIC 2 was a huge class and that started off the day running cross country.  Three...
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23

Jun 18

Arville CIC 3 dressage and CIC 2 SJ

As Tim had two stunning performances in the normal CIC 3 star dressage yesterday he had a bit of time to dedicate to Kincooley Cruising (Minnie) and her CIC 3 ERM test today.  Both Pats Jester ( PJ) and Ascona...
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21

Jun 18

Arville CIC 2 star dressage

Tim and Jonelle have a team of 8 horses out in Arville and they kicked off things today with three CIC 2 star tests for Jonelle and 1 for Tim.  Nothing like some back to back dressage! After the first...
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20

Jun 18

Nunney… better late than never!

Whilst we were hanging out in Luhmuhlen in glorious sunshine and enjoying the 4 star hospitality (oh, and did I mention winning as well?!) Tim was doing the right thing and taking the opportunity of a weekend at home to...
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18

Jun 18

Luhmuhlen SJ..and another CCI 4 star win for Jonelle!

An early jog at Luhmuhlen meant the team were up and about early at the stables and after ( Faerie Dianimo) Maggie May had an untimely trip on the jog strip she was sent to the hold box.  She emerged...
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16

Jun 18

Luhmuhlen Cross Country

4 star cross country is rarely without its ups and downs and today at Luhmuhlen was no exception.  The ground was good, if good to firm and the track was described by one and all to be a proper 4...
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16

Jun 18

Luhmuhlen Dressage

After a cruisey week getting to hang out with Queenie and to get to reaquaint herself with Luhmuhlen Faerie Dianimo powered through the jog on Wednesday and then spent Thursday and Friday morning doing some circle work with Isobel Wessels...
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13

Jun 18

Luhmuhlen links June 13th

Jonelle, Lucy , Faerie Dianimo ( Maggie May) traveled out to Luhmuhlen overnight on Sunday arriving around lunchtime on Monday.  Maggie May thoroughly appreciated having her pony companion Queenie with her for the journey and traveled possibly the best she...
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10

Jun 18

West Wilts 9-10th June

After a run of three days and CIC's it was back to business with some young horses at West Wilts on Saturday.  Jonelle had a couple of nice rides with Faerie Magnifico ( George) achieving the highest placing for the...
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3

Jun 18

Tattersalls CCI and CIC SJ and XC

First up on Saturday was Falco's CCI 2 star cross country and he and Tim set out looking good and they just got better and better.  Falco was visibly simply cruising as his experience began to show and he tackled...
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2

Jun 18

Tattersalls CIC 3 and CIC 3 dressage

Some grey skies but warm temperatures at Tatts on Friday which made it fairly humid but far preferable to the biting wind we sometime have here!  Jonelle and Kindred Spirit ( Joey) have had something of a breakthrough recently on...
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31

May 18

Tattersalls CCI 3 star dressage

Zipping into it at Tattersalls with two CCI 3 star tests this morning for Tim.  Cekatinka was first up and very early to go in the class and she certainly looked on great form outside with a bouncy trot and...
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May 18

Pontispool 26-27th May

While Tim was enjoying Baborowko on Saturday Jonelle headed down to Pontispool in Somerset to get some one day runs into her horses. One of her first rides was Carrick Aldato Girl ( Cabbage) who ideally should have been in...
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27

May 18

Baborowko XC.

Photo credits:  Kate Maitland With stunning weather and an incredible venue things were looking good for Tim and Pats Jester in Poland. Tim mentioned in the morning that he was going " Ollie hunting" in reference to the fact that...
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May 18

Baborowko dressage.

Tim has ventured into Eastern Europe with Pats Jester ( PJ) in a first for Team Price I think... Jonelle preferred to stay home with Otis, have some lessons with Isobel without having to share with Tim and head off...
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May 18

Tweseldown Monday 21st May

The glamour of Weisbaden with the crowds, the palace backdrop, the international field and then back to Tweseldown today with 8 rides between the two of them.  To be fair it still was an international field as it always is...
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19

May 18

Weisbaden ERM CIC 3 star cross country

A beautiful day in the UK and a beautiful day in Weisbaden too.  As Price Harry and Megan got hitched in glorious sunshine at the chapel at Windsor Castle half the world logged onto the internet and the BT (...
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18

May 18

Wiesbaden ERM Dressage and SJ

So Tim returned from Rusty's ( Tim Rusbridge's) stag do in Ibeza in one piece which was the first surprise of the week and then a couple of hours later the team pulled out of Mere Farm to head out...
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May 18

Classic Moet Badminton win Press Coverage

And it rolls on... there has been so much love and support for Jonelle and Classic Moet's ( Molly) Badminton triumph it has touched us all.  It's not a rags to riches story for Molly was produced by professionals form...
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14

May 18

Chatsworth Showjumping and cross Country

A gloriously sunny day at Chatsworth which was nice as the ERM showjumping didn't start til after 1 o' clock so there was plenty of time to walk the cross country and see how the other 3 star classes were...
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13

May 18

Chatsworth ERM Dressage

Off up to the beautiful Chatsworth House in Derbyshire for the first ERM of the year which is a truly magnificent venue with a stunning mansion set in the rolling landscape of a Capability Brown Park.  It is generally regarded...
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11

May 18

Aston le Walls 10th May

Back to Aston Le Walls and Jonelle... the current and well deserved cover girl for Horse and Hound... had 3 feisty girls to contend with who were all doing their first intermediate which meant a bit of hard work for...
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10

May 18

Aston Le Walls 9th May

Photo: Otis does not seem to appreciate royalty as much as he should! From Badminton to Aston....from the dizzy heights to the day job!  Not that we don't like Aston and we do appreciate the marathon effort they put in...
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May 18

Badminton SJ and the WIN!

Today was the stuff that dreams are made of and it was a day that none of us will ever forget.  Today a dream did come true and it was all down to a little black pony and a very...
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6

May 18

Badminton Cross Country day

Cross country day dawned bright and sunny and the crowds were stacked up to get in even before 8am.  The kiwi tent did an amazing breakfast and as always Beanie Davidson cooked her socks off, ably supported by Kerryn Edmans...
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May 18

Badminton Dressage Friday

Not so much sunshine today but still warm and no wind which is awesome! Classic Moet ( Molly )looked as good as she possibly could and as she as Jonelle went into the main arena you could see how hard...
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May 18

Badminton Dressage Thursday.

Wow what a day! The sun shone, the wind dropped, it seemed light years away from shivering on top of the hill at squad training on Monday! Tim always has a plan worked out with pre rest rides and scheduled...
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May 18

Badminton jog May 2nd

After all the drama and all the cancellations and the endless winter that we have endured it felt like a miracle when the sun came out at the jog and we were actually at Badminton and it was running! Both...
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27

Apr 18

Media Highlights

A stunning photo of Tim and Xavier Faer ( Hugo) advertising the ERM hospitality at Chatsworth and very fitting considering that he is entered!   Meanwhile Classic Moet ( Molly) had the 'classic' Molly photo in Horse and Hound as...
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26

Apr 18

Classic Moet babies!

As Badminton looms ever closer Lucy Miles managed to get a snap of new mother Classic Moet ( Molly) taking 5 out in the paddock.  It's a very modern thing that the real mother heads off to Badminton while the...
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Apr 18

Aston Le Walls XX 24th April

Well here we go on the catch up rollercoaster!  Aston Le Walls is a commercial venue and it steps up to host dates as and when they become available and running two emergency days of 90, 100 and novice were...
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21

Apr 18

Bicton 21st April.

Ahh the delights of the young horses.  All the planned starts for the babies have been thwarted by the weather so it was a real treat for Tim and Jonelle to go back to basics and deal with proper green...
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Apr 18

Bicton 20th April.

Sunshine and Devon are a great combination and Bicton had done a great job of accepting as many entries as they possibly could.  Miranda Collet was swapping horses into different classes right up to the day before the event which...
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Apr 18

Belton International 13-15th April.

Finally we got to go eventing proper with the top horses at an international that actually ran all the classes they were supposed to! Belton is the most remarkable place and we have been there before when the ground was...
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7

Apr 18

Larkhill 7th April.

Larkhill is a fairly local 'go to' destination for 100's and novices even if it does have a climate more akin to Siberia than Western Europe.  Normally the wind blows from the North East and the average temperature over the...
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2

Apr 18

Cherwell BSJA showjumping April 1st.

There is a reason why Tim and Jonelle are so successful...they work very hard!  On a weekend when most people were hanging out in front of the TV or getting wet with Easter Egg hunts they loaded up the truck...
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Mar 18

Burnham Market 30th March

Photo:  Classic Moet's (Molly) embryo transfer foal ( By Upsilon).  Jonelle's beats Trisha Rickards's one into the world.. not that they are competitive.. there is another filly due in the next week!  ( Molly produced two embryos).  This is the...
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26

Mar 18

Gatcombe 25th March

Photo credit: www.uptowneventing.co.uk The team were due to run at Gatcombe on Saturday as well but just as Jonelle neared the venue ( for an 8 am dressage!) she saw muddy horseboxes coming towards her.  Never a good sign at...
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18

Mar 18

Aldon 17th March

"Baltic" was how Tim described his day eventing at Aldon on Saturday!  He also added that it was the coldest days eventing that he has ever encountered and I can well believe it.  Jonelle was pretty smug about her decision...
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11

Mar 18

Sunshine Tour..the last weekend.

How is it even possible that time has flown by so fast that is is already Tim and Jonelle's last weekend in Spain?  Maybe it's because February is a short month..maybe because we have not had much reason to be...
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5

Mar 18

Downpour Tour…more videos.

The rain in Spain may fall mainly in Vejer de la Frontera but there are still plenty of smiling faces as no doubt Tim and Jonelle, being hardy eventers, are coping better than the jumpers!  No one who went to...
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3

Mar 18

Sunshine Tour….( Downpour Tour!)

Well whilst Mere Farm and its inhabitants struggled with the storm from Siberia which brought in the most bitter east wind I think I have ever felt Storm Emma was causing havoc in Europe! Tim got by far the worst...
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26

Feb 18

First weekend of competition Sunshine Tour

Lots of news from the sunny South and everyone seems to be having a great time on the Tour. Tim Rusbridge is pictured above on an early morning ride with Tim and Jonelle ( He has taken 5 horses down...
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23

Feb 18

The Sunshine Tour ( Vejer de la Frontera)

Stunning pictures coming through from sunny Spain just so we totally know what we are missing out on...or for those owners heading over, what they are likely to be a part of!  I cant see Gatcombe in March throwing up...
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15

Feb 18

Arrival at the Sunshine Tour

News from Jonelle this morning that all 14 horses have arrived safe, sound and bright eyed at Vejer de la Frontera for the start of the Sunshine Tour, or Circuito Hipico del Sol a it is known locally.  Tim sniggered...
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10

Feb 18

Horse and Hound interview with Jonelle.

Jonelle featured as the main article in this weeks Horse and Hound with a great interview with Lucy Higginson.  Jonelle reflected on the "surprise" of Otis's arrival in 2017, her hopes for Team Gold in Tokyo and hopefully WEG before...
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Feb 18

2018 ERM Calendar released.

Tim and Jonelle have been huge supporters and an integral part of the ERM series which is in its third year of running in 2018. They have both been podium finishers and they will undoubtedly be incorporating the series into...
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29

Jan 18

Breaking News re WEG possibilities 2018

As the start of season for 2018 draws closer and the aim is, beyond of course Badminton and Burghley, the World Equestrian Games in Tryon and we have some exciting news for Team Price! We have yet to have a...
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16

Jan 18

Faerie Dazzler wins Outstanding Mare Award 2018

In a tribute to her breeding programme Trisha Rickards was delighted when Horse and Hound awarded her homebred Faerie Dazzler the 2018 outstanding mare award at a glittering ceremony in London this weekend.  It was well deserved... Trisha's foundation mare,...
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Dec 17

Equestrian Sports NZ end of year video & Cover stars!

A great video from ESNZ wrapping up the 2017 season with Tim and Jonelle opening the show.... https://www.facebook.com/172073372853010/videos/1637463869647279/?q=equestrian%20sports%20nz And a bright and cheerful cover for Horse and Pony magazine with a very fluffy Cekatinka on her holidays....
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13

Dec 17

Cekatinka: Shortlisted for ERHOTY 17

We all know that Tinka is a little superstar but now the big boys are starting to sit up and take notice! A nice Christmas present for owner Joanne Pullan! Equiratings have nominated Tinka as one of the contenders for...
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2

Dec 17

Sweden International Horse Show November 30th

The indoor cross country season is upon us and Sweden may be 2 days travel away but it is the most generous of all the shows offering all expenses paid for horses and riders that are invited to participate.  It...
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9

Nov 17

Owners and Supporters lunch Sunday 5th November

Every year Tim and Jonelle manage to come up with an even better way to thank their band of owners and supporters and this year they outdid themselves with the combination of Lucy Sangster's Chapel venue on the stunning Manton...
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3

Nov 17

Tim World No. 2 in FEI rankings!

There was so much talk before Pau about who could take the world number one slot from Michi Jung that the rest of the rankings did not feature in many conversations.  And then they were revealed...  Michi kept his slot...
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Oct 17

Pau CCI 4 star Showjumping October 29th.

Faerie Dianimo (Maggie May ) and Jonelle looked amazing at the jog this morning with the sunshine coming through the mist.  The CIC 2 star jumped this morning so the kiwis did their incredible breakfast which has become something of...
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29

Oct 17

Pau CCI 4 star cross country 27th October

A very long wait for Jonelle as she didn't start cross country until after 3 pm and by that time it had become apparent that the course was causing plenty of problems that were spread all over it.  The last...
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Oct 17

Pau CCI 4 star dressage 26th October

An early start for Jonelle and Faerie Dianimo (Maggie May) as they had a start time of 9.34 so riding in the near dark early was the order of the day!  It doesn't really get light in Pau at this...
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Oct 17

Pau 25th October

The sun is out in Pau and Maggie May is looking very happy to finally get some summer!  This was posted on Instagram yesterday and it really is a lovely photo! And let's home Diarm of Equiratings is right! trot...
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Oct 17

Pau 24th October

Jonelle, Faerie Dianimo (Maggie May), Lucy and Woody have arrived in Pau having fought their way through Storm Brian to cross the Channel on Saturday morning!  The official line from the ferries was that none of them were taking horses...
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Oct 17

Oasby 14th October.

The last one day of the season and of course it had to be miles away! Any event North of Burghley counts as "miles away".  But no early morning start as Jonelle's first time was 1.30 pm so at least...
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9

Oct 17

Boekelo Show Jumping 8th October Double FEI win for Tim!!

Wow what a finish to the 2017 season for Tim as he took out the win at Boekelo under the pressure of a clear round or nothing to seal it.  He and Joanne's Cekatinka nailed the clear and he secured...
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Oct 17

Boekelo Cross Country 7th October

There was plenty of time for Tim to watch the thrills and spills of cross country day at Boekelo and there were plenty of them.  The early combination at 8 abc was without doubt the bogey fence and caught out...
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Oct 17

Boekelo Dressage 6th October

The rain has continued on and off but Cekatinka managed to order some sunshine for her test and she really did sparkle in the arena!  Tim had timed it perfectly, she was hot enough to dazzle but sensible enough to...
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Oct 17

Boekelo 4th/5th October

Boekelo has had just about every thing thrown at it in the last 24 hours, torrential rain, gale force winds and now its a muddy mess!  Its always known for its laid back attitude but this year its quite the...
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3

Oct 17

Little Downham 2nd October

Like ships in the night they passed!  Well, they met briefly in the yard at 4.30am as Tim returned from Lignieres and Jonelle grabbed her competition gear out of the big truck and headed off to Little Downham in (generously...
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1

Oct 17

Lignieres 1st October.

Pretty simple heading.. Thank God for Hester!  The girl came good and left the boys firmly in her wake as she stepped up and went out and blitzed the cross country at her first international to come home clear in...
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Sep 17

Lignieres 30th September.

The sun still appears to be shining in Lignieres although news is sparse as always!  Hester appeared back on the schedules for day 2 of the CIC 1 star dressage and she did a lovely test to score 40.3 and...
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Sep 17

Lignieres 28th September

Tracking down results from Lignieres is a tricky business and even when I have found a dubious link for some reason I only get percentages not scores!  As far as I can gather Falco is in the lead in the...
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Sep 17

Ballindenisk 24th September CCI 3 star WIN for Tim!

Well without doubt it was the Tim Price and Pats Jester show this morning as PJ tipped the first fence in the showjumping and as Tim said then "guts it out" to get out of the mud and jump the...
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Sep 17

Ballindenisk 23rd September.

Main photo: Pats Jester at Tattersalls June 2017, credit Tess Anderson. Photo left: Jonelle captioned this "Tim was in charge of Otis. He didn't make it to my warm up... I think this pic sums things up!!!" When an Irish...
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22

Sep 17

Ballindenisk International 22nd September

Photo:  Maggie May is back! Conditions at Ballindenisk seemed to be be sunny ish but muddy... certainly Jonelle's dressage arena for the CIC 3 star had well worn tracks around it by the time she entered with Faerie Dianimo (...
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21

Sep 17

Ballindenisk 21st September

CCI 3 star dressage today and a small but classy field for Tim and Pats Jester.  Just 16 starters but they were close at the top!  Tim leads by the smallest of margins with PJ on a 46.3 which is...
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20

Sep 17

Pontispool 18th September

Off down to Taunton for the team on Monday morning with two novice rides for Tim and two OI rides for Jonelle.  Tim had a spectacularly good day with Hester winning her novice section with a 22 dressage.  This bodes...
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Sep 17

Blenheim International 16th & 17th September.

A busy day at Blenheim with the ERM showjumping in the main arena to start the day off.  Jonelle and Classic Moet ( Molly) clearly relished being back in the spot light and jumped a fabulous round with just one...
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15

Sep 17

Blenheim International 15th September

First up today was Jonelle who made an impressive return to FEI competition just 4 weeks and 2 days after Otis was born on the 16th of August.  Classic Moet ( Molly) was also having a baptism of fire as...
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14

Sep 17

Blenheim CIC 3 star 14th September.

Some challenging weather at Blenheim which for the past few years has been sunny and warm and this year has plunged us straight into Autumn with wind, rain, a few spells of sunshine but not warm! Tim had a pretty...
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10

Sep 17

Gatcombe International 9th September.

No international classes for Tim today, just three really smart novices.  All three finished inside the top 10 with Spartaco del Usignolo (Spartacus) taking the win and yet again putting Tim on chatting terms with the Princess Royal. Mr Cin...
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9

Sep 17

Gatcombe International 8th September

A stunning photo that graced The Times last week! But with Burghley done and dusted it was back to the bread and butter of a busy weekend at a one day with multiple rides for Tim and Jonelle's return to...
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Sep 17

Burghley Showjumping September 3rd.

After both Ringwood Sky Boy ( Ozzie) and Xavier Faer (Hugo) presented at the jog and looked fantastic it was a long wait until 2.25 when the top 25 started to showjump.  The sun may have deserted Burghley but the...
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Sep 17

Burghley Cross Country 2nd September

What a day at Burghley!  When Michi Jung has a 20 on Sam ( first xc fault since 2009!) and Andrew Nicholson tips his first horse up early on you know that it is going to be one of those...
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Aug 17

Burghley Dressage 31st August.

Wow.. go Xavier Faer ( Hugo)! An early draw and they just nailed a 46 which is yet again an improving score from Hugo.. he was really on song with Tim today for a phase that he does not find...
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30

Aug 17

Burghley! 30th August

Ok so here we are again... but it's hard not to get excited about Burghley as it's an amazing competition, requires an amazing horse which is quite specific to Burghley and they don't come along very often.  Tim is in...
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28

Aug 17

Wellington 28th August.

An August bank holiday and finally some August weather!  A lovely hot and sunny Monday saw Tim at Wellington with a smart bunch of horses. Normally these days don't work out so well.  Tim has been away, its a long...
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28

Aug 17

Blair Castle International 27th August.

Tough conditions across the board at Blair Castle with every class being dominated by stamina.  The cross country was bold, technical and energy sapping from the off with dead ground to jump out of as well. Kindred Spirit (Joey) hated...
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26

Aug 17

Blair Castle International 25th & 26th August.

Tim left for the long trip up to Scotland on Thursday night with Kindred Spirit ( Joey) and Cekatinka on board. They are both jumping the CIC 3 star, Tinka in the ERM class. Tim took Scooby the puppy and...
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21

Aug 17

And we have a name… Otis Price take a bow!

So while Tim prepares for Blair Castle it turns out that despite all best efforts Jonelle is not going to make the ERM class with Classic Moet ( Molly).  This may be a surprise to her but to the rest...
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20

Aug 17

Somerford Park International 20th August

Just the CIC classes left to showjump and cross country for Tim and it was a long spread out day even with three rides! Spartaco del Usignolo ( Spartacus) started off the day nicely with a good showjumping round that...
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20

Aug 17

Somerford International 18 & 19th August.

After a busy day at NZ HP Squad training with six horses under the watchful eye of Isobel Wessels on Thursday Tim went up to Somerford Park early on Friday with 5 rides on board the truck. And it was...
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19

Aug 17

Baby Price…

Well here you are..  and you are lucky!   Event report tomorrow but baby Price and Scooby are a unit... lucky them.. its a gift from heaven!  
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17

Aug 17

West Wilts 15th August and Baby Price 16th August!

So Tim headed off off to WWEC for a baby day on Tuesday and simply cruised a win with Hester in the novice for a a 22 dressage and a double clear.  He also had Mr Cin Cin who posted...
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13

Aug 17

Haras du Pin CCIO3 11/12 &13th August

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...
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11

Aug 17

Haras du Pin 11th August

Photo: Tim at Tatts with Pats Jester... credit Tess Anderson. I am going to start this post with NO THERE IS NO NEWS OF BABY PRICE just to refute the amount of e mails and messages I have had in...
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8

Aug 17

Smiths Lawn 7th August.

Firstly a belated welcome to the team to Scooby who made his international debut at Gatcombe this weekend! He may have big shoes to fill but he sure has ticked all the boxes so far! After the rollercoaster weekend of...
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6

Aug 17

Gatcombe International 6th August.

Plenty of rain over the last 24 hours to make the showjumping going tacky and just difficult enough for the horses.  The showjumping in the ERM is becoming well known for having a seriously tight time that forces riders into...
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Aug 17

Gatcombe International 4th & 5th August

Tim dabbled in a Burghley Young Event Horse Class which is highly unusual for him to start off his weekend at Gatcombe and Susan Lamb's Happy Boy certainly impressed the judges to finish runner up and seal a spot at...
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Aug 17

Wilton July 30th.

Photo: Kindred Spirt at Blair Castle with Jonelle last summer. Wilton is one of those events which every year we decide we will not go to next year, we will give Cholmondley Castle a spin instead but by the time...
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Jul 17

Burgham 28-29th July

Photo: Ascona M ( Ava) at Jardy. Barely home from Aachen and Tim found himself North bound with a stack of horses for Burgham International.  Just the one flying the flag for the International classes which was Falco, fresh from...
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Jul 17

Breaking.. July 23rd… Aachen update!

And here Ringwood Sky Boy (Ozzie) shows how to jump the houses and we will be pinning this on Cooley Showtime's (Eddie's) stable wall for future reference.  Not that Eddie needs a reference, he knows what to do now and...
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22

Jul 17

Aachen CCIO 3 star 21st-22nd July

Top: Jock Paget and Xavier Faer get up close and personal at the jog. What a rollercoaster Aachen always is... it's speed eventing for sure and three phases of absolutely top class competition done and dusted within less than  24...
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Jul 17

Aachen arrival 19th July

Photo: Eddie checks out the crowds on the way to the warm up rings. Horses and riders arrived in Aachen by car, horsebox, planes and taxis from Dusseldorf into hot sunshine followed by a terrific thunderstorm around 3.30 pm in...
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Jul 17

Haras de Jardy 16th July

A great weekend in France with sunshine and Ascona M (Ava) clearly enjoying being the centre of attention! Holly Fitzgerald turned her out beautifully and after a good test on Saturday afternoon the attention turned to the jumping phases. The...
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Jul 17

Faerie Dianimo hits the equiratings elite list 15th July

This is pretty cool... flagged up by Jonelle today on the Equiratings radar and although I am normally a " lies, damn lies and statistics" sort of person I have to agree with this as its not only epic, it...
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15

Jul 17

Haras de Jardy 15th July

It may be cool and grey in the UK today but Tim is enjoying wall to wall sunshine out at Haras de Jardy.  Situated on the outskirts of Paris near the beautiful Versailles it is a new venue for the...
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13

Jul 17

Upton 12th July

Upton is usually renowned for its hilly cross country course but this year in particular it was the showjumping that seemed to be the talking point as the faults were racking up throughout the intermediate sections in particular.  Of course...
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12

Jul 17

Tweseldown 10th July

Above: Tim and Ringwood Sky Boy (Ozzie) delighted at the end of cross country at Barbury. Back to earth with a bump on Monday morning with a set of babies at Tweseldown and a slightly different score sheet to Barbury! ...
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10

Jul 17

Barbury International 9th July

A fairly easy day for Tim with Ringwood Sky Boy's (Ozzie's) CIC 3 star cross country and the jumping phases with Cekatinka in the ERM CIC 3 star. First up was Tinka and with big crowds, full on sunshine and...
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8

Jul 17

Barbury International 8th July

Another sunny Saturday and another busy morning for Tim.  First up was Xavier Faer ( so oddly pronounced by the showjump commentator that we wondered whether Tim was riding a small Columbian island) who skipped around the CIC 2 star...
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7

Jul 17

Barbury International 7th July.

Tim was on fire with the novice dressage judges to say the least.  Mr Cin Cin posted a very flash 23 and just rolled a pole showjumping for 4 faults before setting off cross country on his toughest start to...
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Jul 17

Barbury International 6th July

The quiet day of the week at Barbury, just two and three star dressage.  Although you could be forgiven for thinking otherwise as Tim and Jonelle had two trucks and 8 horses there at one point!  The Burghley Young Event...
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3

Jul 17

Chepstow 4 year olds qualifier July 2nd

Whilst Tim and Jonelle enjoyed their last morning in Greece (nothing like a mid season break to focus the mind!) Amanda Breiditis and Lorenzo Monachesi put two 4 year olds in the little truck and headed off down the M4...
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30

Jun 17

ESNZ Badminton video June 30th

A really amazing behind the scenes look at the rollercoaster week that is Badminton, very professionally hosted by Jonelle who proves to be both informative and articulate as she takes us through the week for the kiwis. https://youtu.be/w9F9-p8GSFw
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Jun 17

Farley 25th June

After a slightly traumatic outing at Nunney with the young horses after a spate of advanced runs Tim was very much back into defensive riding mode with his 3 rides on Sunday and had a fabulous day! Providores ( Bruno)...
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Jun 17

Farley 24th June

Situation normal for TP after the traumas of the young horses last weekend.. today he had the pleasure of old friend Ringwood Sky Boy  (Ozzie) and new friend Cekatinka (Tinka).  They were both dabbling in the intermediate classes, Ozzie having...
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Jun 17

Nunney International 16th & 17th June

Its called an International as it runs a CIC 2 star class but Tim was a long way off the top hat and tails end of the event this weekend with a heap of young horses to compete on Friday...
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16

Jun 17

New additions!

Would you believe it?!!  Mere Farm is becoming more like a parody of Old MacDonald's Farm by the day! Meet Sprig and Fern ( and no, I have no idea which one is which) who appear to be grazing the...
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12

Jun 17

Bramham CCI3 and CIC3 8th-11th June

A round up of Bramham as the website changeover this weekend meant a few glitches from my end and the first few days reports are floating on a cloud somewhere unobtainable! Kindred Spirit (Joey) was probably looking the best he...
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Jun 17

Tattersalls Ireland 4th June

Tattersalls CCI2 SJ and CCIO 3: MORE FEI WINS FOR TIM On fire is our TP! Back to back wins in the CIC 1 star and the CCI 2 star; now that is really something to celebrate. Kincooley Cruising (Minnie)...
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Jun 17

Tattersalls Ireland 3rd June

Well when you are on a roll you are on a roll.... after CCI 2 star cross country Tim now holds the lead with Kincooley Cruising (Minnie) and 4th with Pats Jester. You cant beat that for a days work! ...
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Jun 17

Tattersalls Ireland 1st-2nd June

Tim has a pretty busy schedule at Tatts with 4 horses in 3 different classes but luckily for him Jonelle flew over on Thursday to take charge of logistics! Falco ( Photo left, credit Tess Anderson) is in the CCI...
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28

May 17

Saumar Show Jumping 28th May

Cooley Showtime (Eddie) jogged up well and had to wait until the afternoon to showjump. It seemed to be a long hot week at Saumur and even the irrepressible Eddie who always has energy to burn must have found it...
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May 17

Saumar Cross Country 27th May

With temperatures still hitting 30 plus in France the wise decision was made to shorten the cross country by taking out a loop that was simply a gallop so the fences stayed the same. Saumur is a sandy based track...
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26

May 17

Saumur Dressage 26th May

Limited news from Saumur as I am in Norfolk at Houghton Hall with its meagre supply of phone signal and almost no wifi at all! Rumour has it that Tim was responsible for them missing the ferry out due to...
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May 17

Tweseldown 22nd May

Another day, another dollar... Tim headed off to Tweseldown on a beautiful spring day which really felt like summer! Tweseldown had been running all weekend but its sandy soil and hard core parking for the trucks enables it to deal...
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21

May 17

Rockingham 21st May

How cool is this?  Credit Adam Fanthorpe Photography and it's at Chatsworth with Kindred Spirit (Joey)... After a fairly hectic week which included a day at squad training where Tim rode his advanced horses through the 3 star tests with...
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14

May 17

Chatsworth International 13th/14th May

Off on the long drive North to Chatsworth and the first ERM of the season.... Tim had planned to ride one of his two in the class but ERM rules state that the horse and rider as a combination must...
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May 17

Aston Le Walls 10th/11th May

No rest for the wicked...Tim had 8 to school on the Monday after Badminton then took 8 horses to jump with Luis Alvarez at squad training on Tuesday.  Wednesday and Thursday were long days at Aston Le Walls and on...
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May 17

Badminton Show Jumping 7th May

After a fairly tense trot up where the holding box was used extensively by vet Jenny Hall the focus moved to the showjumping in the main arena. The Kiwi horses all looked great and Xavier Faer (Hugo) in particular looked...
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May 17

Badminton Cross Country 6th May

Wow. Just amazing! Tim had to wait literally all day to ride Xavier Faer (Hugo) and it was as tough a day cross country as we have seen since WEG! There were thrills and spills and bold riding was rewarded...
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May 17

Badminton Dressage 5th May

I feel a bit like one of my NZ riders who said " No way, is it May now?!!". Apologies for the lack of info on the blog.. for my sins I am acting Chef D'Equippe at Badminton for the...
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Apr 17

Rolex Kentucky Show Jumping 30th April

Well Tim can finish with pride and more info on his horse which is what he was aiming for ever since the first xc fault yesterday. Ringwood Sky Boy ( Ozzie) dropped two rails after being seriously affected by the...
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Apr 17

Rolex Kentucky Trot Up 30th April

Ringwood Sky Boy ( Ozzie) and Tim have jogged up well this morning and they are all set to showjump this afternoon. Jumping starts at 1pm USA time. Tim gave a bit more clarity to yesterdays events as well. He...
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Apr 17

Rolex Kentucky 29th April

I don't really know what to say... 40 xc jumping faults is so not Ozzie for sure! Like, not EVER! Jonelle sent a brief message to say that it was hot, that Ozzie dropped off the leg pretty early in...
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28

Apr 17

Rolex Kentucky 28th April

Dressage day for Tim and Ozzie... weather looked great, Jonelle had arrived after a bit of a nightmare journey from New York which was delayed for various resons, one of them being to deliver a US fallen soldier home which...
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Apr 17

Rolex Kentucky 27th April

The Kentucky Horse Park certainly turned on the charm offensive for the jog yesterday afternoon with stunning blue skies which brought out a larger than normal crowd for the first horse inspection. Every year, without fail, I am quite simply...
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Apr 17

Rolex Kentucky 26th April

Simply stunning photo of sunrise over the cross country from Beth today! In total contrast to the cold and wet weather of last year Beth says the forecast is hot hot for the week ahead... Kentucky is notorious for having...
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Apr 17

Rolex Kentucky 25th April

Plans, trains and automobiles have all played their part and now we have Ringwood Sky Boy ( Ozzie), Beth, Tim and Christiana in Kentucky! Jonelle is in New York hanging out with Alice Boyce until Wednesday and Varenna Allen and...
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22

Apr 17

Hambleden 22nd April

Tim must be borderline sleep deprived by now as after the long, late slog back from Devon he had an 8.42 am dressage at Hambleden which is a shoot down the M4 near London! This event had also pulled out...
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Apr 17

Bicton 21st April

A trip down the M5 to Devon for Team Price on Friday with 5 intermediate rides for Tim on board the truck. Bicton try very hard to entice riders down south with several different classes on the same day, very...
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14

Apr 17

Burnham Market International 14th April

The joys of Norfolk on Good Friday.... there certainly was not any traffic when Jonelle drove out of Mere Farm! With some great planning and a bit of luck the advanced class was running all on Friday so no need...
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Apr 17

South of England 9th April

Not so local which the 3 am departure signalled! South of England is basically Gatwick which, being the wrong side of the M25, is crap. And miles and miles... Anyway, Tim had nice early times on Kincooley Cruising (Minnie) and...
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