2018 New Zealand eventing squads named

       Jonelle Price and Faerie Dianimo at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games


New Zealand has announced its Eventing Squads for 2018 and five familiar faces make up the High Performance squad with various horses.

Jonelle Price, Tim Price, Sir Mark Todd and Clarke Johnstone represented New Zealand at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and will be looking to make the New Zealand team at Tryon World Equestrian Games next year. Blyth Tait, reserve for the 2016 Olympic team is also named on the High performance Squad whilst Jock Paget, who was part of the Olympic team but had to withdraw at the last moment due to a horse injury, is currently on the High Performance Futures Squad

Several combinations from New Zealand and the UK are on the Future Potential Recognition Squad including Sam Felton, Donna Smith and Ginny Thompson (NZ) and James Avery (UK) who all enjoyed a strong year in 2017 at various levels

The winner of the CCI1* Junior classat Puhinui International, Kate Herdson is named on the Talent ID Squad along with several other young up and coming New Zealand based riders


High Performance Squad




Blyth Tait           

Bear Necessity V              

Ronnie Bartlett and Blyth Tait

Clarke Johnstone    

Balmoral Sensation

Johnstone Family

Jonelle Price

Classic Moet

Trisha Rickards and Jonelle Price

Jonelle Price

Faerie Dianimo

Trisha Rickards and Jonelle Price

Sir Mark Todd

NZB Campino

New Zealand Bloodstock and Sir Mark Todd

Sir Mark Todd

Leonidas II

Diane Brunsden, Peter Cattell and Sir Mark Todd

Tim Price

Ringwood Sky Boy

Robert Taylor, Varenna Allen, Tim Price and selwood.com

Tim Price


Numero Uno Syndicate

Tim Price

Xavier Faer

Trisha Rickards, Nigella Hall and Tim Price


      Jock Paget and Angus Blue - CCI3* winners at Melbourne International 2017


High Performance Futures Squad




Dan Jocelyn

Dassett Coo Touch    

Therese Miller and Dan Jocelyn

Dan Jocelyn

Grovine de Reve

Therese Miller, Jo Preston-Hunt, Philip Hunt and Dan Jocelyn

Caroline Powell    

Spice Sensation

Claire and Michael Hunter and Caroline Powell

Jesse Campbell      

Amsterdam 21      

Gary and Linda Harding

Jonathan Paget

Angus Blue

Joe and Alexander Giannamore

Jonelle Price

Cloud Dancer

The Marley and Me Syndicate

Jonelle Price


Joanne Pullan

Jonelle Price

Ascona M

Suzanne Houchin, Lucy and Ben Sangster and Sir Peter Vela

Sir Mark Tood

Kiltubrid Rhapsody   

Dr Elizabeth Donald & Niki Ryan

Sir Mark Todd


David and Katherine Thomson


      Sam Felton and Ricker Ridge Pico Boo at the Australian International 3 Day Event 2017


Future Potential Recognition Squad

Amanda Pottinger (Havelock North)

Bundy Philpott (Cambridge)

Donna Edwards-Smith (Te Kauwhata)

Emily Cammock (Christchurch)

Ginny Thompson (Kaukapakapa)

James Avery (UK)

Joe Meyer (USA)

Lucy Jackson (UK)

Lizzie Green (Hamilton)

Neil Spratt (UK)

Samantha Felton (Hamilton)

      Renee Faulkner and Rubinstar HH at the 2017 Puhinui International 3 Day Event


Talent Development

Abby Lawrence (Te Puke)

Abigail Long (Levin)

Andy Daines (Kumeu)

Ashleigh McKinstry (Owhango)

Maddy Crowe (Hamilton)

Renee Faulkner (Papakura)


      Beth Wilson rides Alto et Audax at the 2017 Puhinui International 3 Day Event


Talent ID Squad

Beth Wilson (Papakura)

Brodie Roberts (Canterbury)

Greer Caddigan (Hamilton)

Kate Herdson (Auckland)

Lucy Turner (Christchurch)

Sophie Alexander (Auckland)

Vicky Browne-Cole (Waiuku)