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PRICE Jonelle
Sport Dressage, Eventing
NOC New Zealand   
Born14 Oct 1980 in Nelson, NZL
Human Interest
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She is from a non-equestrian family. She took up riding as a child in New Zealand after a friend who had two ponies asked if she would like to ride one.
Further Personal Information
Occupation Athlete, Business Owner, Coach, Horse Trainer
Languages English
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto "Keep it simple." (Athlete, 12 Jul 2012)
In 2005 she and Tim Price moved to Marlborough, England. They were based at Mere Farm for 17 years before announcing that they were moving to a new yard on the Chedington Estate in Dorset, England, in 2023. "The scene in New Zealand is a brilliant upbringing for riders and horses but the downfall would be the population. We don't have as many events and our season runs much shorter. Plus we don't have access to the top-level training and perhaps the knowledge that you might have access to in Europe." (, 04 Nov 2022;, 28 Nov 2022; YouTube, 20 Apr 2011;, 01 Dec 2007)
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport? She went to one ballet class and refused to go again. She then persuaded her mother to allow her to go to Pony Club and buy her a pony. From the start she had to earn half of the money the horses cost. She mowed lawns, looked after three children before and after school, and also delivered newspapers.
International Debut
Year 2011
Competing for New Zealand
Location Aachen, GER
General Interest
Injuries She broke her arm in a riding fall five weeks before the 2012 Olympic Games. She recovered in time to compete at the event in London. (, 25 Jan 2013)
Last Update
  07 Jun 2022
Further Personal Information
Other names Jonelle Richards
General Interest
Famous relatives Her husband Tim Price represented New Zealand in eventing at the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games. (SportsDeskOnline, 06 Jan 2023;, 01 Sep 2021)
Hero / Idol New Zealand event riders Blyth Tait, Mark Todd, Vaughn Jefferis, and Andrew Nicholson. (, 04 Sep 2019;, 23 Jul 2016)
Awards and honours In 2018 she was named Equestrian Sports New Zealand [ESNZ] Rider of the Year. (, 14 Mar 2019)
Ambitions To compete at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. (, 21 Dec 2022;, 02 Nov 2022)
Milestones In 2022 she and her husband Tim became the first married couple to be ranked first and second in the International Equestrian Federation [FEI] eventing world rankings after she rose to second place and Tim took the number one position. (, 11 Oct 2022;, 07 Oct 2022)

Major Results
Olympic Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2012 OG-C London (GBR) FLINTSTAR 32 3
Continental Championships and Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2013 CH-M-YH-CCI1* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA) CLOUD DANCER 5  
2011 CH-M-YH-CCI1* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA) ALOHA 12  
2011 CH-M-YH-CCI1* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA) FAERIE DIANIMO 16  
Other Events
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2013 CCI4*-HSBC Burghley (GBR) THE DEPUTY 6  
2013 CCI4*-HSBC Luhmühlen (GER) FLINTSTAR 8  
2013 CCI4*-HSBC Lexington KY (USA) THE DEPUTY 18  
2013 CCI4*-HSBC Burghley (GBR) FLINTSTAR 22  
2011 CCI4*-HSBC Burghley (GBR) FLINTSTAR 27  
2005 CCI4* Luhmühlen (GER) MAZETTO 29  
2005 CCI4*-SC Badminton (GBR) MAZETTO WD  
2004 CCI4* Badminton (GBR) MAZETTO 17  

Current Results
Date Venue Competition Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
03.07.2014 to 06.07.2014 CIC2* Barbury Castle (GBR)   CLOUD DANCER EL  
03.07.2014 to 06.07.2014 CIC3* Barbury Castle (GBR)   CLOUD DANCER EL  
12.06.2014 to 15.06.2014 CCI4* Luhmühlen (GER)   CLASSIC MOET 12  
12.06.2014 to 15.06.2014 CCI4* Luhmühlen (GER)   THE DEPUTY 16  
28.05.2014 to 01.06.2014 CCI2* Ratoath, Tattersalls (IRL)   LOOK NOW 13  
28.05.2014 to 01.06.2014 CIC3* Ratoath, Tattersalls (IRL)   THE DEPUTY 19  
22.05.2014 to 25.05.2014 CCI3* Saumur (FRA)   ALOHA 23  
22.05.2014 to 25.05.2014 CCI3* Saumur (FRA)   FAERIE DIANIMO EL  
17.05.2014 to 18.05.2014 CIC3* Chatsworth (GBR)   CLASSIC MOET 5  
08.05.2014 to 11.05.2014 CCI4* Badminton (GBR)   THE DEPUTY RET  
02.05.2014 to 04.05.2014 CIC2* Rockingham (GBR)   CLOUD DANCER 9  
02.05.2014 to 04.05.2014 CIC2* Rockingham (GBR)   LOOK NOW 18  
02.05.2014 to 04.05.2014 CIC2* Rockingham (GBR)   REMINISCENT 74  
04.04.2014 to 06.04.2014 CIC3* Belton (GBR)   THE DEPUTY 26  
04.04.2014 to 06.04.2014 CIC3* Belton (GBR)   ALOHA 54  
04.04.2014 to 06.04.2014 CIC3* Belton (GBR)   FAERIE DIANIMO 61  
17.10.2013 to 20.10.2013 CH-M-YH-CCI1* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA)   CLOUD DANCER 5  
02.10.2013 to 06.10.2013 CCI2* Lignières (FRA)   ALOHA 34  
02.10.2013 to 06.10.2013 CCI2* Lignières (FRA)   REMINISCENT 49  
18.09.2013 to 22.09.2013 CCI3* Ballindenisk (IRL)   CLASSIC MOET 3  
18.09.2013 to 22.09.2013 CIC2* Ballindenisk (IRL)   ALOHA 5  
12.09.2013 to 15.09.2013 CCI3* Blenheim (GBR)   FAERIE DIANIMO 6  
05.09.2013 to 08.09.2013 CCI4*-HSBC Burghley (GBR)   THE DEPUTY 5  
05.09.2013 to 08.09.2013 CCI4*-HSBC Burghley (GBR)   FLINTSTAR 21  
21.08.2013 to 25.08.2013 CIC3* Le Pin au Haras (FRA)   CLASSIC MOET 11  
21.08.2013 to 25.08.2013 CIC1* Le Pin au Haras (FRA)   CLOUD DANCER 33  
21.08.2013 to 25.08.2013 CIC3* Le Pin au Haras (FRA)   MERE OAK 34  
08.08.2013 to 11.08.2013 CIC3* Hartpury (GBR)   THE DEPUTY 3  
08.08.2013 to 11.08.2013 CIC3* Hartpury (GBR)   FLINTSTAR 37  
08.08.2013 to 11.08.2013 CCI2* Hartpury (GBR)   CLASSIC MOET 40  
04.07.2013 to 07.07.2013 CIC3* Barbury Castle (GBR)   FAERIE DIANIMO 11  
04.07.2013 to 07.07.2013 CIC2* Barbury Castle (GBR)   SELWOOD ZABALA DE FOJA 31  
25.06.2013 to 30.06.2013 CICO3* Aachen (GER)   THE DEPUTY 18 5
13.06.2013 to 16.06.2013 CCI4*-HSBC Luhmühlen (GER)   FLINTSTAR 8  
06.06.2013 to 09.06.2013 CCI3* Bramham (GBR)   MERE OAK EL  
30.05.2013 to 02.06.2013 CIC3* Ratoath, Tattersalls (IRL)   FLINTSTAR 17  
30.05.2013 to 02.06.2013 CCI2* Ratoath, Tattersalls (IRL)   FAERIE DIANIMO 23  
11.05.2013 to 12.05.2013 CIC3* Chatsworth (GBR)   MERE OAK 13  
24.04.2013 to 28.04.2013 CCI4*-HSBC Lexington KY (USA)   THE DEPUTY 18  
12.04.2013 to 14.04.2013 CIC2* Belton (GBR)   FAERIE DIANIMO 14  
12.04.2013 to 14.04.2013 CIC2* Belton (GBR)   ZIBOR WD  
21.03.2013 to 24.03.2013 CICO3* Fontainebleau (FRA)   FLINTSTAR 43 6
21.03.2013 to 24.03.2013 CICO3* Fontainebleau (FRA)   THE DEPUTY EL  
28.07.2012 to 09.08.2012 Olympic Games-C London (GBR)   FLINTSTAR   3
Abbreviation Meaning
DNF Did Not Finish
DNS Did Not Start
DNQ Did Not Qualify
DSQ Disqualified
FNR Finished No Rank
RET Retired
WDW Withdrawal

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