NZ finish well at Kentucky Three Day Event

Jonathan Paget and Andrew Nicholson have finished sixth and seventh at the at the Kentucky Three Day Event in the United States. Jonathan Paget and Clifton Promise took two rails in the treble towards the end of the showjumping course dropping them from third to sixth, while Andrew Nicholson and Qwanza rode a clear round to move up the ranks from ninth to seventh. Paget went into the showjumping phase in third spot, but the eight faults saw him drop down the leaderboard to finish the prestigious four star event in sixth place on 52.8, with Nicholson finishing on his dressage score of 55.8. The event was won by William Fox-Pitt on the New Zealand bred thoroughbred Parklane Hawk. He is now well on track to take the Grand Slam prize for the rider who wins Burghley, Kentucky and Badminton in succession, with just the final event to come.


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