When H&H visited New Zealand’s four-star eventer Jonelle Price — currently ranked the number one female event rider in the world — at home in Wiltshire, we grabbed her for a few minutes to quiz her about all the pressing issues of the day: her favourite food, dream holidays and the film she’s embarassed to have seen…
Who were your horsey heroes growing up?
My horsey heroes as a kid would be the New Zealand dream team — Blyth Tait, Mark Todd, Vaughn Jeffries and Andrew Nicholson.
What would be your last meal on earth?
My last meal on earth would depend which day of the week it is. It would be a toss up between something Asian or a ribeye steak with gorgonzola sauce from our local Italian Pino’s.
What was the last film you went to see?
The last film I went to see — I’m not sure if I should admit to it — was Fifty Shades of Grey. [My husband] Tim wouldn’t come with me so a bunch of us went out for a girls’ night.
What’s your dream holiday destination?
My dream holiday is Mango Bay on a little island off the South coast of Vietnam.
What music are you listening to?
I am listening to a bit of a random mix. We’ve been playing a bit of Spotify so I go on random searches and see what takes my fancy.
Mucking out or tack cleaning?
I would definitely prefer mucking out to cleaning tack. I like the physical aspect — it’s a bit more productive.
Tea or a stiff drink?
I don’t drink tea so I would definitely go for a stiff drink.
If it wasn’t eventing?
If I didn’t do my discipline, I think I would go showjumping. The photos you see of some of the locations on the GCT look pretty incredible.