Tokyo Olympics: Tim Price (Equestrian)

  • 01/01/2021

Tim Price

Age: 42

Event: Individual & team eventing

Born: April 3, 1979

Previous Olympics: 2016

With the retirements of Mark Todd, Blyth Tait and Andrew Nicholson - stalwarts of an NZ equestrian dynasty - Tim Price and wife Jonelle spearhead our chances in equestrian eventing.

Price made his international breakthrough in 2014, when he won the prestigious Luhmuhlen event for the first time aboard Wesko, and followed that performance up with second at Kentucky and Burghley, and third at Pau in 2015.

He joined his wife on the Rio Olympic squad as a reserve and earned a call-up, when Jock Paget's mount, Clifton Lush, cut its cheek in a stable accident, forcing its withdrawal.

Price won the Burghley Horse Trials on Ringwood Sky Boy in 2018 - the same year Jonelle took out Badminton and Luhmuhlen - and added a second Luhmuhlen title on Ascona the following year, when he also won the world young horse championship on Happy Boy.

Price is currently ranked second in FEI world event rider rankings, behind Briton Oliver Townend.