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News Archives - April 2010

30 April, 2010

After the first day of dressage, with 41 of the 83 combinations having completed their dressage tests, Joe Meyer, riding Frances Stead's and Lucy Allison’s Clifton Lush is in 13th place at the Mitsubishi Badminton Horse Trials in England.

25 April, 2010

William Fox-Pitt today won the 2010 Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event on Cool Mountain with Phillip Dutton in second place  on Woodburn. New Zealand’s Jonathan ‘Jock’ Paget on Clifton Promise finished in 27th place after rolling two rails in the show jumping.

25 April, 2010

We have posted a few minutes of video of Clifton Promise going cross-country.

24 April, 2010

William Fox-Pitt continues to lead the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event on Cool Mountain after putting in one of 10 double-clear rounds in today’s cross-country phase. Jonathan ‘Jock’ Paget, riding Frances Stead’s Clifton Promise, went clear, but the pair went steady for their first four-star and incurred 22 time penalties, although this still lifted them from 38th to 27th place, as only 39 of the 52 starters completed the course.

23 April, 2010

UK eventing veteran William Fox-Pitt leads the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event on Cool Mountain, with a score of 42.8 penalties. After warming up superbly, Clifton Promise and Jonathan ‘Jock’ Paget, finished the first day “disappointed” with a score of 60.8 after being spoked on his first movement in the arena.

22 April, 2010

Twenty-five of 53 riders performed their dressage test on day one of the 2010 Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event, with Karen O’Connor and Mandiba leading the pack with 43.7 penalty points. New Zealand's Clifton Promise, ridden by Jonathan ‘Jock’ Paget, perform their dressage test at 10.02 am on Friday, the second day (2.02 am here Saturday morning).

21 April, 2010

Kentucky Horse Park, Wednesday, 21 April — Under gorgeous, blue Kentucky skies and part of the largest field ever at the 2010 Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event, Jonathan ‘Jock’ Paget successfully presented Frances Stead’s 16.3hh Bay NZTB Gelding Clifton Promise to the Ground Jury at the first veterinary inspection.

21 April, 2010

The May issue of Horse & Pony carries a great four-page profile on Jonathan 'Jock' Paget. Written by Helen Firth, it contains heaps of information that we did not even know. It's a great read, so make sure you pick up a copy!

20 April, 2010

By this time tomorrow, the Rolex Kentucky four-star three day event will be underway and New Zealand's sole contenders, Jonathan 'Jock' Paget and Clifton Promise, will have presented to the Ground Jury for the first veterinary inspection.

18 April, 2010

More information has emerged today about Clifton Promise's 15,000 km journey last week to the Rolex Kentucky 3DE and how the team is settling in there in preparation for the start of the competition on Thursday.

18 April, 2010

The start times for the Rolex Kentucky 3DE have been revised posted today and Clifton Promise and Jonathan Paget will now be the fourth fifth combination to go on Friday, the second day of the dressage competition.

17 April, 2010

Jimmy Wofford, top US trainer of both horses and riders, and former president of the AHSA and vice-president of the USET, yesterday wrote this about Jock in the Chronicle of the Horse: "Jonathan has won everything there is to win in NZ and has now embarked on a journey of trying to emulate Mark Todd's successes".

16 April, 2010

Clifton Lush, ridden by Joe Meyer, has been drawn a disappointing ninth to go at Badminton Horse Trials, 30 April – 3 May in the UK.

16 April, 2010

Clifton Promise, along with Jock Paget and groom Summer Phillips, are the first combination to settle into the facilities at Kentucky Horse Park in preparation for next week's Rolex Kentucky 4-star three day event.

06 April, 2010

New Zealand eventing combination Clifton Promise and Jonathan ‘Jock’ Paget will start their 9,000 mile journey from Auckland next Monday, 12 April, to compete in the Rolex Kentucky 3DE. They hope their mammoth journey will eventually take them all the way to September’s World Equestrian Games and the 2012 London Olympics.


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