New Zealand has taken the lead – just – in the FEI Nations Cup Eventing Series at the end of the dressage at the Military Boekelo-Enschede International Horse Trials in The Netherlands.
The team – Sir Mark Todd, Blyth Tait, Tim Price and Dan Jocelyn – sit 4.3 penalty points ahead of France, with Germany 2.3 back from them.
Price and Cekatinka notched a 39.7 penalty point dressage to sit in fifth place, with Todd and McClaren in 13th on 42.7, Jocelyn and Grovine de Reve in 28th equal on 45.3 and Blyth Tait aboard Lizzie Brown’s Havanna van’t Castaneahot in 46th on 47.5. The top five are all sub-40.
Tait is also competing as an individual aboard Dassett Courage and sit in 26th place on 45.1 with Megan Heath and Camelot on 60.1 in the 99-strong field.
But there is still much to come with the cross country and showjumping over the coming days.
The horse details:
Grovine de Reve owned by Therese Miller, Jo Preston-Hunt, Philip Hunt and Dan Jocelyn
Cekatinka owned by Joanne Pullan
Dassett Courage owned by Thomas Barr, Sally Grant and Blyth Tait
Camelot owned by Megan Heath
By Diana Dobson – HP Media Liaison
Photos by Libby Law/ESNZ