Tim and Jonelle Price, New Zealand’s husband and wife, have created history by ranking 1st and 2nd respectfully in the FEI World Rankings 2022.
Tim has reclaimed the top spot, knocking off Great Britain’s Oliver Townend, for the first time in three years. While Jonelle who is regularly top 10, is now up to second place.
Speaking after claiming the number 1 Tim said “It’s been a lot of hard work and blood, sweat and tears that goes into the consistency (to achieve this), and Jonelle and I are extremely thrilled to be at the top of the pile.”
Jonelle said “I have always hoped we might do the one-two at a 5-star and we came so close at Pau last year when I was second-equal and demoted to third. But here we are at the world rankings which is a great achievement of consistency at the highest level, so to be up there flying that flag for New Zealand and our wider team is something really special. It’s something you have to fight for, to keep, so that is the next job, we here and now we can enjoy it.”
Tim and Jonelle Price have both won 5* eventing competitions across the world as well as competing for New Zealand at the Olympics.