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A Surprise 4* Win for Tim Price
March 31, 2024

In the second of the two CCI4*-S sections at The Eventing Spring Carnival, at Thoresby Park, it was a surprise win for Tim Price with Lucy Allison, Clifton Eventers, Rachel and James Good’s Jarillo who secured the win.

“He tried hard but I wasn’t going very fast so it was a real surprise” said Tim speaking of the win following three consistently good phases, albeit a steady cross-country round.

“For Jarillo I just wanted to give him an educational round as he’s still learning how to cope with different going.  He’s a real trier, very honest.  He’s one of these sort of modern event horses in that, he’s a good jumper, he’s very classy, he’s not just like roll your sleeves up and go, but he’s honest and genuine and enjoys cross country and he’s brave which is all good attributes really.”

The race for second came down to who was closest to the optimum time, with Gubby Leech and Penelope & Katie Cabourne’s Direct Ballytarsna Ducarel edging ahead by 6-seconds. The duo produced the second fastest cross-country round of the section adding just 10.8 time to their 39.8 dressage.

Settling for third was young rider Tom Woodward with Team Joey’s Jaeger Master.

“I’m very happy with Jager master so couldn’t be more pleased with him, he’s still quite green at the level as its only his 2nd 4*.  He did the 8- and 9-year-olds at Blenheim and we had a little tumble so it’s actually the first he’s completed, and I couldn’t be happier for his owners for all the support they’ve given us.  Hopefully that’s the first of many great results for him, he’s still only a 10-year-old so exciting times ahead.”

The 10-year-old produced a 33.4 dressage, however rolled a pole in the show jumping and was slightly slower across the country, leaving them in third place.

“He’s quite a tricky horse to manage, he gets very excited and can be a bit of a muppet about various things, and it’s really just trying to maintain his focus.  If he’s calm I know he’s thinking about what he’s going to do, you almost want to be able to switch him off and it’s just been a case of being consistent on the training and trying to just keep him as relaxed as possible and then trusting the training that we have put in and letting him do his job. We had a great ride probably the best cross country round I’ve had on him and he’s a horse that’s been knocking on the door I think, he had a win at 2* at Nunny a couple years ago and he won Kelsall 3* last year, so he’s gradually been establishing himself and for him to come and get a result and finish on the podium here is brilliant.”