Meet Tinne’s new star – Esperance9 March 2017
Last weekend there was a lot of buzz about Tinne’s new horse – Esperance – in Wellington. The beautiful bay gelding debuted in the ring with Tinne in Prix St Georges, Intermediaire I and Intermediaire I Freestyle. The result was two wins and one second place and the future looks bright for the pair.
Tinne has had Esperance (born 2009 by Sorento x Rosseau) in her stable since June last year when he came to Lövsta Stud Farm from the Danish rider Andreas Helgstrand. On Thursday last week Tinne and Esperance were second in the Prix St Georges at 71.1%. They went on showing in the Intermediaire I on Friday and after a super round they won at impressing 75.4%. The weekend, and the season in Florida, ended with yet another victory in the Intermediaire Freestyle with a score of 76.292%.
– It was perfect to have his debut here in Wellington. There is a lot of atmosphere here and the show is really nice. I’m a bit overwhelmed by his performance. He was fantastic to ride in the arena and he took competing in the best way. He has a lot of rideability and he is a smart horse with lots of talent. The difficult things are easy for him, says Tinne.
The conditions varied during the week. It started out really hot and ended with cold weather and harsh wind. But Esperance managed to stay focused on his job.
– He is still young and a bit green, but he coped really well. He always wants to do everything I ask for. He is such an ambitious horse, says Tinne.
Esperance arrived at Lövsta Stud Farm in Sweden last summer. Before that he was ridden by Bettina Jaeger, rider at Andreas Helgstrand Dressage, and with her he won the Danish championships for six year olds. Tinne liked Esperance from the start.
– I was truly impressed by his qualities and rideability. It’s funny, but no horse of mine is like the other. They all have their own personality and they are really different types with different qualities. Which is rewarding for me as a rider, I like that challenge. Esperance isn’t at all like Anton och Ben or my newest ride Mio. They can’t really be compared to each other, says Tinne.
Watch Tinne’s and Esperance’s ride here: