Horses have always been a part of my life. My mom was very engaged in the equestrian world and it’s from her I got my interest in dressage. At the age of seven I started riding and got to compete a C-Pony named Kandidate. It didn’t take long before I moved on to horses and became a member of the National Young Rider team. I competed for them in 1985-88, during that time I became Nordic champion together with Monsun.
I spent five years with the legendary dressage coach, Walter Christensen in Germany, where I worked and educated myself. That time in my life was invaluable and gave me the foundation to train horses as well as manage a large facility in a professional manner. When I moved back to Sweden I brought the mare Caprice with me, she became my first Grand Prix horse. We had a long career together, with two Olympic Games, a World Cup and two European Championships. In 1993 I won my first Swedish Championship with her.
After Germany, I ran my own business. First at Bergåsa in Södertälje and then at Fågelbro on Värmdö. It was a tough, but educational and an important time. I gained insight and understanding of horses different personalities and dimensions, both in terms of the vast majority of happy, harmonious horses, but also in the case of the misunderstood and abused. I learned to interpret the relationship between horses and riders to help them better understand each other for a more harmonious relationship. During this time, my interest in training of the youth riders grew, something that I still prioritize today.
After Caprice retired, Cezar, born in 1990, took over. We participated in one Olympic Games and two European Championships together.
In the year 2000, I met Antonia Ax:son Johnson in a cold riding house viewing area. She was looking for a rider for her three year old Weltman and asked if I was interested. That was the start of a long relationship. In the same year I moved to Lövsta Stuteri and became director of the farm and education. Since then, a lot has happened. In 2002, I had my son Lucas. I have ridden in several major competitions like the Olympic Games, the World Cup and the European Championships. In the end of 2012 I set the Swedish record in Grand Prix (79.553%) and Grand Prix Freestyle (84,700%) with Don Auriello, during the World Cup in Globen. In 2016 we participated at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, my seventh Olympic Game and finished with a seventh place Individual in the Grand Prix Special and fifth with the team. In August 2017, Paridon Magi and I finished tenth individual at the European Championships, in Gothenburg.
We opened our new stable at Lövsta 2007 and the whole business was environmentally certified in 2011. Stjärnborg’s farm, which originally was our branch for our own breeding mares, foals and young horses, has evolved into Lövsta Seminstation with a wide program of nice jump and dressage stallions with a breed station serving over 300 mares each season.
Today I have three Grand Prix horses, Don Auriello, the approved stallion, Benetton Dream FRH and Paridon Magic. In addition, I have several promising younger horses on their way up including Esperance and the approved stallion Van Vivaldi, which I have very big hopes for.
Working with horses is unique. Every horse and every day is a new challenge, a new issue to understand and oportunity to find a solution. Working with horses is not just a life mission, but also about pleasure and joy. Ultimately, it’s a way of living.
Selection of competition merits:
Tinne has ridden in seven consecutive Olympic Games, making her one of two Swedish athletes who has participated in seven Olympic Games. The first in Barcelona 1992 on Caprice. Second, Atlanta 1996, where she took fifth place with the team, also on Caprice. In Athens 2004, she rode Just Mickey and finished in sixth place with the team. Hong Kong 2008, was with Solos Carex and the result was fourth place with the team and a twelfth place individually. In London 2012, the team again took fifth place and Tinne took eleventh in the Freestyle on Don Auriello at his Olympic debut. In 2016 she went to Rio de Janeiro with Don Auriello and helped the team to another fifth place. Individually, Tinne claimed her best olympic result so far finishing with an eighth place in the Freestyle.
World Equestrian Games
On her list of accomplishments, there are five World Equestrian Games on four different horses. With Caprice she rode in The Hague 1994, where the team took sixth. In Jerez 2002 and Aachen 2006, it was Solos Carex turn with a fifth place for the team, with 2006 being the best result. 2010, Tinne went to Kentucky with Favorite and finished tenth with the team. 2014, this time in Caen together with Don Auriello. The team finished sixth. Tinne and Don Auriello finished fifth in GPS and seventh in the Freestyle.
Ten European Championships so far in her career with two Team Bronze medals. The first 2007 in Turin with Solos Carex and the other 2017 in Gothenburg with Paridon Magi. Her best results was sixth individual, 2007 in the Grand Prix Special with Solos Carex and 2015 in Aachen with Don Auriello in both GPS and Freestyle.
Since 2004, Tinne has ridden seven World Cup finals, her best finish to date is a second place with Don Auriello in Gothenburg in 2016.