Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén & Don Auriello Smash 80% Barrier with Victory at Stockholm World Cup Freestyle

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Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfvén and Don Auriello performing at th Stockholm International Horse Show World Cup event. © 2012 Pelle Wedenmark for dressage-news.com

By PELLE WEDENMARK

STOCKHOLM, Dec. 2–Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén and her Olympic mount Don Auriello smashed the 80 per cent barrier for the first time when they won the Stockholm International Horse Show World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle Sunday before a home crowd that lifted the pair to their second straight personal best result.

The result of 84.700 per cent for Tinne and the 10-year-old gelding–along with Finnish rider Stella Hagelstam’s mare Soraya II, the youngest horses in the field–comes just a month before moving to Florida for the winter where their Grand Prix partnership began two years ago.

It moved the pair up to third place with 46 points in the Reem Acra Western European League World Cup standings. Italy’s Valentina Truppa on Eremo del Castegna is atop the WEL leaderboard with 52 points and German Olympian Kristina Sprehe and Desperados FRH moved up to second place with a total of 51 points after Sunday’s second place on 82.775 per cent.

The result for Tinne and the Hanoverian gelding (Don Davidoff x Wey o mey x White Star) was a Swedish record and surpassed their previous best Freestyle score of 79.286 per cent at the Olympics in London this summer. In the Grand Prix on Saturday, Tinne and Don Auriello set a personal best of 79.553 per cent.

Although Tinne has competed in six Olympics, more than any other Swedish equestrian, she said, “this means the most to me as it is before my home crowd.”

Patrik Kittel and his Olympic mount, Watermill Scandic H.B.C. gave the home crowd even more to cheer about when they finished third on 82.175 per cent. Denmark’s Anna Kasprzak and Donnperignon was the only other combination to score above 80 per cent, with 80.125 per cent for fourth place and a personal best at the Freestyle for the rider who turns 23 years old next week and the horse she began competing  just nine months ago.

Four of the five judges placed Tinne first, though Poland’s Wojtek Markowski had her in third place. Kristina and Desperados were his first choice, awarding the German Olympic team partnership 90 per cent for the artistic segment–music and choreography.

“I had a good feeling today,” Kristina said, “the canter was better and I really like my musical arrangement which I have been working on with my coach.”

Kristina Sprehe and Desperados FRH. © 2012 Pelle Wedenmark for dressage-news.com

For Tinne, there was a great sense of satisfaction that Don Auriello had coped so well with the intense atmosphere of the Ericsson Globe Arena.

“He is getting so much more confident,” she said. “He has always had a lot of ‘go’ power and sometimes that can be a problem but I’m so delighted with him today–it is our first time to get over 80 per cent and I didn’t dare to believe we could do it, but we did!”

Her plan now is to pack her horse’s and her own bags and fly with them to Wellington, Florida where she will compete between January and March.

“It is minus 10 degrees here with snow, so we are going to escape!” she said.

“To be able to compete in Florida during our European winter is fantastic. Wellington is made for horses with wonderful warm weather and an ideal environment–and it’s not too bad for people either! But I will be back well in time for the Reem Acra Final in Gothenburg,”

Stockholm was the midway point of the WEL circuit that was shortened to eight events this year to heighten interest in the most hotly contested division of the only annual global dressage championship. The Final will be in Gothenburg, Sweden, at the end of April. The next leg of the WEL World Cup is Olympia in London in mid-December.

Weestern European League standings after Stockholm, the fourth of eight qualifying competitions:

1. Valentina Truppa ITA – 52
2. Kristina Sprehe GER – 51
3. Tinne Vilhelmson Silfven SWE – 46
4. Marcela Krinke Susmelj SUI – 44
5. Edward Gal NED – 33
6. Anna Kasprzak DEN – 30
6. Patrik Kittel SWE – 30
8. Pia Fortmuller CAN – 28
9. Helen Langehanenberg GER – 26
10. Minna Telde SWE – 24
11. Sidsel Johansen DEN – 23
12. Karin Kosak AUT – 22
12. Anabel Balkenhol GER – 22
14. Stefan Peter AUT – 20
14. Marlies van Baalen NED – 20
14. Lyndal Oatley AUS – 20
17. Lillann Jebsen NOR – 11
18. Kristian von Krusentierna SWE – 10
19. Sofie Lexner SWE – 9
20. Silvia Rizzo ITA – 8
20. Thamer Zweistra NED – 8

Grand Prix Freestyle results:

Judges-E: Gustaf Svalling; H: Stephen Clarke; C: Eric Lette; M: Wojtek Markowski; B: Susanne Baarup

PL Rider Horse E H C M B
1 Don Auriello

Don Davidoff – White Star

Lövsta Stuteri

82.750 87.00084.875

1

83.750 88.000 85.8751 82.250 87.00084.625

1

80.750 87.00083.875

3

79.500 89.00084.250

1

81.80087.60084.700

1

2 Desperados FRH

De Niro – Wolkenstein II

Schütt,HerbertGestüt Sprehe GmbH

9762 78.500 84.00081.250

3

79.750 83.00081.375

2

80.750 85.00082.875

2

85.500 90.00087.750

1

77.250 84.00080.625

3

80.35085.20082.775

2

3 Watermill Scandic H.B.C

Solos Carex DVH 609 – Amiral ZW.P.S.

De WatermolenJ.W. Greve & HBC Stal

7100 79.500 85.00082.250

2

79.000 83.00081.000

3

79.750 81.00080.375

4

82.250 88.00085.125

2

79.250 85.00082.125

2

79.95084.40082.175

3

4 Donnperignon

Donnerhall – Mozart II79

Rasanen,PekkaKasprzak Family

5325 76.750 80.00078.375

4

78.750 83.00080.875

4

77.750 84.00080.875

3

79.000 85.00082.000

4

75.000 82.00078.500

4

77.45082.80080.125

4

5 Santana

Sandro Hit – Rubinstein I

Ingo PapeMinna Telde

3993 70.500 74.00072.250

5

73.250 76.00074.625

6

73.000 79.00076.000

5

73.500 79.00076.250

5

72.000 78.00075.000

6

72.45077.20074.825

5

6 Pro-Set

Jetset-D – Flemmingh

AJ TAS, BERKEL EN RODENRIJS, NEDElisif Sommechield, Gustav Jebsen

2218 69.250 73.00071.125

7

74.750 78.00076.375

5

70.000 75.00072.500

6

71.500 77.00074.250

6

72.500 79.00075.750

5

71.60076.40074.000

6

7 Biggles 1015

Briar – Krevad

Fam. Ingrid Lundberg Persson

1775 69.000 74.00071.500

6

70.000 75.00072.500

7

70.250 73.00071.625

7

68.000 77.00072.500

7

70.500 73.00071.750

8

69.55074.40071.975

7

8 Charming Boy 26

Casaretto – Ehrentusch

Grosse Brinkhaus BernhardUlla Håkanson

1331 70.250 71.00070.625

9

71.750 73.00072.375

8

69.750 71.00070.375

8

69.500 74.00071.750

8

69.500 74.00071.750

7

70.15072.60071.375

8

9 Hexagon’s Truman

Rubiquil – El Corona

L.A.van Lieren & E.C.L.Janse

888 68.250 73.00070.625

8

70.750 71.00070.875

10

68.250 72.00070.125

9

66.750 70.00068.375

12

68.500 73.00070.750

9

68.50071.80070.150

9

10 Randon

Czuwaj – Famino

Michal Rapcewicz

518 66.750 71.00068.875

10

68.250 72.00070.125

11

67.500 72.00069.750

10

67.000 71.00069.000

10

67.000 71.00069.000

10

67.30071.40069.350

10

11 Soraya II

Sandro Hit – Donnerhall

Stella Hagelstam

518 67.25069.00068.12511 66.50069.00067.75012 69.00068.00068.50011 67.00070.00068.50011 65.50069.00067.25011 67.05069.00068.025

11

12 Le Beau

Le Coeur – Classiker

Jorissen Philippe

518 64.750 69.00066.875

12

69.250 73.00071.125

9

65.500 69.00067.250

13

65.000 70.00067.500

13

64.000 70.00067.000

12

65.70070.20067.950

12

13 Donnerbube 2

Donnerhall

Michele Betti

518 62.000 65.00063.500

13

62.500 66.00064.250

13

65.000 70.00067.500

12

66.000 72.00069.000

9

63.750 68.00065.875

13

63.85068.20066.025

13

14 Triviant 2

Olivi – Saluut

Beets,JNorrehee Dressage Björn & Mathias Haid

518 14 14 14 14 14 Utg.