21 Jun 2015

Price 2nd after cross-country

6:15 pm on 21 June 2015

The New Zealand eventer Jonelle Price has climbed from 3rd to 2nd after the cross country at the Luhmühlen International Horse Trials in Germany.

Jonelle Price on Faerie Dianimo, Luhmühlen, 2015.

Jonelle Price on Faerie Dianimo, Luhmühlen, 2015. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Ingrid Klimke of Germany and FRH Escada JS leads on 32.7, with compatriot Michael Jung on La Biosthetique Sam FBW right behind Price in third on 34.2.

Kiwi riders fill three of the top six spots in the four star event, with Price on Faerie Dianimo in second on 32.8 penalty points, Sir Mark Todd and NZB Campino in fifth and Jesse Campbell on Kaapachino in sixth on 36.8.

"Today she rode like a proper four star horse," said Price, who's yet to win a four star event.

"I have never had a horse like her before. She can do amazing things in all three disciplines.

At home she is a little diva and her stable name is Princess, but it was worth putting in all the hard work to get her on my side."

Todd was rapt with the efforts of Campino, who "travelled brilliantly to finish his first four star since the London Olympics".

"I had such fun today," said Todd. "My horse was just cruising around the course. There wasn't a single hairy moment. I'm really looking forward to tomorrow, the showjumping should be great."