Stallion Benetton Dream Bought by Lövsta Stud, Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén to Train & Compete

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Benetton Dream being ridden by Tinne Vilhelmsson-Silfvén. © Mia Törnberg/Lövsta Stud Farm
Benetton Dream being ridden by Tinne Vilhelmsson-Silfvén. © Mia Törnberg/Lövsta Stud Farm

Benetton Dream FRH has been bought by Sweden’s Lövsta Stud Farm for its breeding program while Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén will train and compete the nine-year-old champion stallion.

Lövsta, owned by Antonia Ax:son Johnson, announced the acquisiton of the dressage stallion Tuesday just weeks after buying the show jumping stallion Uncanto di Villagana.

Benetton Dream (Brentano II x Rotspon x Davignon) won the Bundeschampionat in 2007 as a three-year-old with scores 10 for walk, 9.5 for trot and canter, 9 for conformation and 9.5 for general impression when ridden by Anna Sophie Fiebelkorn. The horse was licensed Hanoverian in 2006 and was also the 30-Day Stallion Performance Test Champion in Schlieckau with a dressage score of 9.3 and overall score of 8.52. He is also approved by Oldenburg, Westfalen, Rhineland and all the South German federations and has three approved sons, one of them was placed fifth in the Bundeschampionat for four-year olds this year.

The horse will move to Florida for the winter with Tinne when the six-time Olympian is based in Wellington with Don Auriello on whom she is ranked No. 6 in the world and other competition horses owned by Lövsta.

Benetton Dream FRH won five of six Prix St. Georges competitions in 2012 and competed three times at Intermediaire II and Grand Prix for young horses, winning twice and placing second once.

“This is a very talented horse with a lot of qualities and I’m honored to get to work with him,” Tinne said. “He has a fantastic approach to work and is very supple to ride. I’m also delighted that we’ve found a stallion which will work for both competition and breeding.”