Surely Tinne would have wished for a later number in the starting order than going out as number three, but she and Don Auriello got a superb start in the World Cup finals in Gothenburg. In the Grand Prix on Friday they got 76.500% and ended in second place.
This weekend’s competition in Wellington, Florida was a great success for Lövsta Stud Farm. Tinne and Don Auriello followed up on Thursday’s victory by winning the World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle on Friday Night, gaining another ten points in the World Cup Ranking. Hopefully this will be enough to send Tinne and Don Auriello to the finals in Gothenburg.
The world cup qualifier in Wellington, Florida started today with the Grand Prix and it ended in the best way possible for Lövsta’s Tinne and Don Auriello. With victory.
There’s a five star dressage competition this weekend in Wellington, Florida and Tinne Vilhelmson and the stallion Benetton Dream FRH started in the Grand Prix last night. They scored 70.700% and was placed eight.
After a 24 hour delay it was finally time for the world cup freestyle in Wellington last night. Tinne and Don Auriello was the second last to go and it was clear that “Anton” enjoyed being back in the limelight.
Tinne is really happy after yesterdays ride in Wellington, Florida.
– Anton was amazing to ride and I had a really good feeling yesterday. He was fresh and “on it” and still very ridable. I think it has been good for him to have a break, because I could feel how happy he was when the music started, she says.
Their ride was rewarded with 80.45% which was more than enough to win over Laura Graves and Verdades who scored 78.25%. They won the American Championships a month ago and was fourth in the world cup finals in Las Vegas last spring. They were fifth in the Freestyle in the WEG 2014
There were four european judges and one american judge judging the Freestyle and you could find other well known European riders in the starting field, both Mikala Gundersen/My Lady and Michael Klimke/Don William II.
Anton will show again in two weeks, when it’s time for the next World Cup qualifier. The plan is that Benetton Dream will show at the same time, in Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special.