Ingrid Klimke on Weisse Duene has taken the lead in the seven-year-old class at Mondial du Lion for the World Breeding Eventing Championships on a great score of 36.9. Pippa Funnell on Billy Walk On (39.0) is second with the leader from the first day, Austria’s Charlotte Dobretsberger third on Vally K on 45.2.
The best placed New Zealander is Jonelle Price on Cooley Showtime on 47.3 in tenth place.
Tim is in 26th place on Kincooley Cruising, on 50.6 and Jonelle is in 31st place on Obos Impressive on a score of 51.5.
Dan Jocelyn, the only other Kiwi competing at the French event is in 38th place on Blackthorn Cruise on a score of 53.3. There are 59 in the field.
In the six-year-old class, the leaders from the first day, Kai-Steffen Meier and Lara De Liedekerke-Meier have kept the lead. Painter’s Maxim score of 40.3 and Ducati D’Arville’s 42.3 were not able to be matched by horses on the second day. Izzy Taylor of Jockey Club Fleurelle is third on 43.4 and Australia’s Chris Burton is in fourth on Fire Fly on 44.2.
The only New Zealander in this class now is Dan Jocelyn on Fjury who scored 65.9 and is in 38th place. There are 40 in the field. Jesse Campbell was originally entered but we understand there was issues with his horse’s paperwork and he could not start.
In the stud book scoreboard, Francais du Coeval Sell Francais (ANSF) leads with KWPN – Koninklijk Warmblood Paardenstamboek Nederlands in second. Jonelle’s horse Cooley Showtime is part of this team. HANN – Hannoveraner Verband is in third and the Irish Sport Horse Studbook (which includes Tim’s Kincooley Cruising) is fourth.