WILTSHIRE-BASED eventer Tim Price finished just off the podium in the CCI 4* class at the World Equestrian Festival in Aachen, Germany, at the weekend.

New Zealand’s Price, who is based near Marlborough, and Wesko finished fourth in the individual competition, although had the consolation of helping his country to a silver medal in the Nations Cup team event.

World number one Price and Wesko finished on a score of 28.6 as Germany claimed a one-two finish through Ingrid Klimke on SAP Hale Bob OLD and Michael Jung (GER) with fischerChipmunk FRH. Australian Chris Burton was third riding Quality Purdey.

The performances of Klimke and Jung helped Germany win the team prize as New Zealand fell just short of defending their Nations Cup crown.

Price’s wife, Jonelle, was eighth individually on board Faerie Dianimo, with fellow Marlborough Kiwi Jesse Campbell 13th riding Cleveland.

Tim Price, who picked up 4.8 time penalties on Wesko after his dressage test, said: “We are really happy from a team stance.

“We put down a good plan of banking a couple of clears and it enabled Jonelle and I to really go for it and try and keep a nice tidy number on the board.

“It was a job well done. We are very pleased with second place.

“Wesko was just awesome and I had a really good round on him. The time proved more difficult than I predicted, probably.

“I knew it was going to be tight but he is a very fast horse so I thought it would be a bit more on the cards than it was.

“It was hard to hunt down. I could have maybe gone a bit quicker in places but overall I am really happy with Wesko. He did nothing wrong and was excellent in all the important places.

“I could have nipped and tucked a bit more here and there and given him a deserved position on the podium but that is ok because I have a healthy horse home and no critical problems. That is the nature of the beast.

“Everyone is in good spirits and it has been a very good week.”