Jonelle finishes third

Jonelle finishes third in a classy field of seven-year-olds, Ingrid Klimke taking the win.

Jonelle Price and Cooley Showtime rose to third place in the CCI2*7YO class at 2016 Mondial du Lion FEI World Breeding Eventing Championships for Young Horses. (Image: Libby Law Photography)
Jonelle Price and Cooley Showtime rose to third in the CCI2*7YO class (Image: Libby Law)

Thanks to a lovely (and rare in this class) clear show jumping round, Jonelle Price finished third in the seven-year-old championship at Mondial Du Lion.

Winner Ingrid Klimke with Weisse Duene. CCI2*7YO at 2016 Mondial du Lion FEI World Breeding Eventing Championships for Young Horses.(Image: Libby Law Photography)
Winner Ingrid Klimke with Weisse Duene (Image: Libby Law)

Ingrid Klimke was the worthy winner, leading from the outset and finishing on her dressage score with Weisse Duene, a grey Holsteiner by Clarimo out of Espirit V (by Romino). If history is anything to go by, this mare should be one to watch. Horses who have done well here have gone on to great things – notably FRH Escada who was second in 2011 in the seven-year-old class, and Michael Jung’s fisherRocana (six-year-old winner in 2011).

Pippa Funnell on Billy Walk On (Image: Libby Law Photography)
Pippa Funnell on Billy Walk On (Image: Libby Law)

Pippa Funnell was second on Billy Walk On. Tim Price finished in 20th place with Kincooley Cruising after a rail and time faults in the show jumping. He will be well pleased with his clear and under time cross-country performance; definitely something to build on.

Tim Price and Kincooley Cruising (Image: Libby Law Photography)
Tim Price and Kincooley Cruising (Image: Libby Law Photography)

Dan Jocelyn also show jumped clear, and finished in 31st place on Blackthorn Cruise after adding 27.6 cross-country penalties to his dressage score. Jonelle’s second horse, OBOS Impressive was 39th after 10 faults in the show jumping and 30.4pen cross-country.

Jonelle Price on OBOS Impressive (Image: Libby Law Photography)
Jonelle Price on OBOS Impressive (Image: Libby Law)
Winner Christopher Burton rides Fire Fly to win the CCI1*6YO Mondial du Lion FEI World Breeding Eventing Championships for Young Horses. (Image: Libby Law Photography)
Christopher Burton and Fire Fly won the 6YO championship (Image: Libby Law Photography)

In the six-year-old class, it was a win to Australian Christopher Burton on Fire Fly, thanks to a good clear show jumping round. The KWPN bay gelding is by Zavall VDL out of Wiltura R (by Corland). Swiss Felix Vogg on Maturin VD Vogelzan was second, and Izzy Taylor third on Jockey Club Fleurelle.

Dan Jocelyn and Fjury - great jumping all weekend (Image: Libby Law Photography)
Dan Jocelyn and Fjury – great jumping all weekend (Image: Libby Law Photography)

Dan Jocelyn was the only New Zealander in this class, and was 29th on Fjury, who finished on his dressage score.

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

The Français du Cheval Selle Français reigned supreme in the Stud Book Classification competition, with the Koninklijk Warmbloed Paardenstamboek Nederlands (KWPN) second. This team included Jonelle’s Cooley Showtime and Dan Jocelyn’s Fjury. The Irish Sport Horse Studbook was third, with Tim’s Kincooley Cruising part of this team, as were Dan’s Blackthorn Cruise and Jonelle’s OBOS Impressive.

Stud-book Francais du Cheval Selle Francais (ANSF) takes the WBFSH World Championship Trophy of Studbooks: (L-R) Astier Nicolas (Vinci De La Vigne); Jean Teulere (Vesubio); Thomas Carlile (Vassily De Lassos): (Image: Libby Law Photography)
Studbook Francais du Cheval Selle Francais (ANSF) won the WBFSH World Championship Trophy of Studbooks: (L-R) Astier Nicolas (Vinci de la Vigne); Jean Teulere (Vesubio); Thomas Carlile (Vassily de Lassos) (Image: Libby Law)