Juliette Ramel & Buriel, Therese Nilshagen Join Patrik Kittel & Deja & Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén & Don Auriello on Swedish Olympic Team
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July 1, 2016
Juliette Ramel on Buriel K.H. and Therese Nilshagen on Dante Weltino were named Friday to the Swedish Olympic team, joining Patrik Kittel on Deja and Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén on Don Auriello who were announced earlier.
The Swedish equestrian federation announced the two combinations following the Rotterdam CDIO where both Juliette and Therese competed their horses. This will be the first Olympics and first senior championships for both riders.
The full team:
Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén, 48 years old, and Don Auriello, 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding (Don Davidoff x White Star). WR: 8
Career highlights: 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 Olympic Games; 2006, 2010, 2014 World Games; 1993, 1995, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 European Championships.
Patrik Kittel, 40 years old, who lives in Nottuln, Germany and Deja, 12-year-old Swedish Warmblood mare (Silvano x Don Schufro) World ranking: 9
Career highlights: 2008,2012 Olympic Games; 2010, 2014 World Games and 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 European Championships.
Juliette Ramel, 29 years old, and Buriel K.H., 10-year-old KWPN gelding (Osmium x Krack C) WR: 36
Career highlights: 2006 European Young Rider Championships; 2005 Nordic Championships Freestyle gold.
Therese Nilshagen, 33 years old, and Dante Weltino, nine-year-old Oldenburg stallion (Danone x Welt Hit II). WR: 57