Ingrid leads Mondial du Lion

Ingrid leads after the dressage phase in the 7YO section, with Jonelle the best placed kiwi in 10th spot.

Germany's Ingrid Klimke leads on her 7 year old Weisse Duene (Image: Libby Law Photography)
Germany’s Ingrid Klimke leads on her 7 year old Weisse Duene (Image: Libby Law Photography)

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.

Jonelle Price on Cooley Showtime in 10th place i the 7YO class (Image: Libby Law Photography)
Jonelle Price on Cooley Showtime in 10th place in the 7YO class (Image: Libby Law Photography)

The best placed New Zealander is Jonelle Price on Cooley Showtime on 47.3 in tenth place.

Tim Price on Irish bred Kincooley Cruising (Image: Libby Law Photography)
Tim Price on Irish bred Kincooley Cruising (Image: Libby Law Photography)

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 on Blackthorn Cruise (Image: Libby Law Photography)
Dan Jocelyn on Blackthorn Cruise (Image: Libby Law Photography)

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.

From Great Britain, Izzy Taylor and Jockey Club Fleurelle are third after dressage (Image: Libby Law Photography)
From Great Britain, Izzy Taylor and Jockey Club Fleurelle are third after dressage (Image: Libby Law Photography)

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.