Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfvén & Don Auriello Preparing for World Cup & Olympics Win Florida CDI-W Grand Prix

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Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfvén and Don Auriello celebrating victory in the Global Dressage Festival World Cup Grand Prix. © 2016 SsanJStickle.com
Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfvén and Don Auriello celebrating victory in the Global Dressage Festival World Cup Grand Prix. © 2016 SsanJStickle.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

WELLINGTON, Florida, Feb. 25, 2016–Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfvén and her championship mount Don Auriello preparing for the World Cup Final at home in Sweden in four weeks, won the qualifying Adequan Global Dressage Festival Grand Prix Thursday.

America’s rising star Kasey Perry-Glass on Dublet waited through two days of the Grand Prix of 50 combinations from 17 nations to finish as runner-up after just three Big Tour shows. Shelly Francis of Loxahatchee, Florida on Danilo placed third.

The score for the six-time Swedish Olympic rider and the 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding was 76.080 per cent, while Kasey and her 13-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding were at 74.500 per cent and Shelly and Danilo were at 72.820 per cent.

Tinne said that Don Auriello, who began his Grand Prix career in Florida five years ago this month and likes it here, felt “super” in the warm-up and despite lack of halts and a mistakein the two-tempis is ready for the championships this year, beginning with the World Cup in Gothenburg next month and the Olympics in August.

In addition to the World Cup Final, on the assumption she completes the Freestyle Friday night and earns enough points to get an invitation, her lan is to take Don Auirello to Rotterdam inJune and then Falsterbo, Sweden in July as preparation of the Games in Rio de Janeiro.

“He feels like he’s there now,” Tinne said. “He didn’t used to be like this. He could be a bomb. Now he is ready to go in training.”

The 28-year-old Kasey, who moved to Wellington from California late last year to pursue her dressage career, said that Dublet “knows his stuff. Mentally he’s really good. We’re not going to push him but keep working on the basics.”

German 5* judge Katrina Wüst said she saw Dublet competing in Wellington two weeks ago when the horse made mistakes. “But judges are quick in changing their minds and not fixed in what they have seen in the past. Here, I was very impressed.”

In response to questions about some of the judging–a difference of eight percentage points between the highest and lowest scores for Kasey and Dublet, for example–she disclosed that the 5* judges at their annual meeting here two weeks ago had adopted a policy to deal with large disparities.

From now on, she said, judging panels will thoroughly discuss all differences above five percentage points and that would occur here.

She said it was difficult with 50 horses being judged over two days, especially for an inexperienced judge, but she believed the order of finish was correct.

Results:

CDI-W Grand Prix
E: Seefried – AUS H: Van Daele – BEL C: Wuest – GER M: Gribbons – USA B: Shivdas – IND
Rider Nat. Horse E Rk. H Rk. C Rk. M Rk. B Rk. T Pl.
Vilhelmson-Silfven, Tinne SWE Don Auriello 75.100 2 75.900 1 74.700 2 77.100 1 77.600 1 76.080 1
Perry-Glass, Kasey USA Goerklintgaards Dublet 76.800 1 73.200 4 77.500 1 75.900 2 69.100 12 74.500 2
Francis, Shelly USA Danilo 73.700 3 74.300 2 71.800 7 70.800 7 73.500 5 72.820 3
Gundersen, Mikala DEN My Lady 71.000 9 74.000 3 70.400 9 72.500 4 74.600 2 72.500 4
Francis, Shelly USA Doktor 71.200 7 70.700 8 73.100 3 74.000 3 72.400 8 72.280 5
Griffith, Lara GBR Rubin Al Asad 71.300 6 72.400 6 72.800 4 71.000 6 73.900 4 72.280 5
Jorst, Charlotte USA Kastels Nintendo 67.900 20 72.800 5 72.100 5 67.000 16 74.200 3 70.800 7
Haddad-Staller, Catherine USA Mane Stream Hotmail 69.800 11 70.600 9 70.500 8 68.200 15 73.400 7 70.500 8
Petersen, Lars DEN Mariett 71.500 4 70.600 9 66.900 24 68.700 12 73.500 5 70.240 0
Layne, Kelly AUS Udon P 70.000 10 70.100 11 69.600 10 69.600 8 68.800 14 69.620 0
Perry-Glass, Kasey USA Trostruplunds Scarlet 71.200 7 68.800 14 72.100 5 68.400 13 66.700 21 69.440 0
Lane, Megan CAN Caravella 67.800 21 69.100 12 67.600 16 71.300 5 71.000 10 69.360 0
Brooks, Jacqueline M. CAN D Niro 68.200 18 69.000 13 68.900 11 68.800 11 69.000 13 68.780 0
Fraser, Brittany CAN All In 71.500 4 67.900 17 67.100 22 69.200 9 67.100 19 68.560 0
Tomlinson, Laura GBR Unique 67.800 21 71.000 7 67.700 14 66.200 20 69.800 11 68.500 0
Pape, Susan GBR Harmony’s Fiorano 69.300 12 67.000 20 67.800 13 68.300 14 67.400 17 67.960 0
Irving, Jill CAN Degas 12 69.000 14 67.000 20 67.600 16 69.200 9 66.600 22 67.880 0
Vilhelmson-Silfven, Tinne SWE Benetton Dream 69.100 13 68.100 16 64.400 36 65.600 24 71.900 9 67.820 0
Holzer, Ashley CAN Tiva Nana 69.000 14 66.800 23 67.700 14 65.400 25 67.400 17 67.260 0
Poulin, Michael USA Thor M 65.400 31 66.400 26 67.200 20 66.600 18 68.800 14 66.880 0
Gundersen, Mikala DEN HF Victor 68.100 19 67.100 19 66.100 26 65.900 22 65.900 25 66.620 0
Zimmermann, Christian PLE Aramis 606 67.400 24 64.900 35 68.400 12 65.200 27 66.900 20 66.560 0
Losos de Muniz, Yvonne DOM Dondolo Las Marismas 68.300 17 66.900 22 66.700 25 65.200 27 65.600 27 66.540 0
Zimmermann, Christian PLE Cinco De Mayo 67.400 24 66.700 24 67.500 18 65.300 26 65.100 31 66.400 0
Von Martels, Chris CAN Divertimento 68.900 16 65.700 31 65.200 30 66.300 19 65.300 30 66.280 0
Jorst, Charlotte USA Kastels Akeem Foldager 63.100 41 68.800 14 65.700 29 66.800 17 66.500 23 66.180 0
Rosencrantz, Mette USA Marron 65.300 33 66.000 28 65.200 30 65.000 29 67.500 16 65.800 0
Koford, James USA Don Principe 65.400 31 66.600 25 66.100 26 66.100 21 64.500 37 65.740 0
Wallenstein, Ricardo POR Bem Me Quer 66.300 26 67.400 18 67.000 23 62.900 35 64.400 38 65.600 0
Manfredi, Maria Florencia ARG Bandurria Kacero 66.300 26 65.800 29 64.800 32 63.500 34 66.500 23 65.380 0
Pavicic, Karen CAN Don Daiquiri 67.500 23 63.300 39 67.200 20 62.900 35 65.900 25 65.360 0
Strasser, Evi CAN Renaissance Tyme 65.800 28 66.200 27 64.600 33 64.600 32 65.400 29 65.320 0
Jimenez Cobo, Juan Antonio ESP Sunny Boy 64.500 35 65.800 29 66.100 26 65.000 29 64.900 32 65.260 0
Matute Jr, Juan ESP Quantico Ymas 65.600 29 65.000 33 67.500 18 62.800 38 64.600 36 65.100 0
Rizvi, P.J. USA Breaking Dawn 64.100 38 65.000 33 64.600 33 65.800 23 63.600 41 64.620 0
Pot, Adrienne USA Something Special 64.500 35 64.300 37 62.700 38 64.900 31 64.700 35 64.220 0
Tzinberg, Ellesse PHI Pavarotti 65.500 30 63.000 41 63.000 37 63.900 33 63.100 42 63.700 0
Lopardo-Grana, Cesar ARG Tyara 63.400 40 63.200 40 64.600 33 62.900 35 63.700 40 63.560 0
Priest, Kathy W. USA Wild Dancer 63.600 39 65.100 32 60.800 44 61.000 40 64.900 32 63.080 0
Sprieser, Lauren USA Ellegria 64.600 34 64.100 38 61.700 40 59.800 44 64.900 32 63.020 0
Vaughan, Joanne GEO Elmegarden’s Marquis 62.000 42 64.400 36 62.500 39 60.600 41 63.900 39 62.680 0
Losos de Muniz, Yvonne DOM Foco Loco-W 64.300 37 60.100 44 60.900 42 61.100 39 65.600 27 62.400 0
Tavares De Almeida, Thaisa BRA Toleirao Da Broa 60.700 44 62.800 42 61.400 41 58.400 45 62.000 45 61.060 0
Uemura, Samira Mayumi BRA Tamarindo XI 61.100 43 62.600 43 60.900 43 57.600 46 59.000 48 60.240 0
Marchand, Jennifer USA Don Romeo 60.200 45 55.800 48 58.500 45 60.400 43 62.900 43 59.560 0
Reteguiz-Denizard, Luis PUR Royal Affair 58.900 46 58.800 47 57.000 47 60.500 42 59.800 46 59.000 0
Montero, Manuel CHI Everybody Dance Now 56.800 48 60.100 44 58.000 46 57.000 47 62.900 43 58.960 0
Gomez, Alejandro VEN Flavio 57.300 47 59.500 46 53.900 48 53.000 49 59.500 47 56.640 0
Marchand, Jennifer USA Cardeur 55.300 49 51.500 49 52.600 49 54.100 48 58.900 49 54.480 0
Petersen, Lars DEN Elfenfeuer Ret.