Sweden’s Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén Rides Devanto to Personal Best Score to Win Wellington CDI3* Grand Prix
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WELLINGTON, Florida, Mar. 17, 2022–Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén rode Devanto to a personal best score to win the Global Dressage Festival CDI3* Grand Prix Thursday and the third victory this winter circuit.
The seven-time Olympian for Sweden and the 13-year-old Holsteiner gelding scored 71.522% in the Grand Prix for the Freestyle with big differences in marks from the five-member ground jury–a high score of 75.326% and a low of 67.609%.
Yvonne Losos de Muñiz of the Dominican Republic and Aquamarijn were second on 70.978% as she prepares to take the the 17-year-old KWPN mare to next month’s World Cup, their second Final. Yvonne and Aquamarijn competed at the Tokyo Olympics and the 2019 Pan American Games.
Alice Tarjan of Oldwick, New Jersey and Donatella M were third on 70.456%, just hours after placing second on Serenade MF in the Grand Prix for the Special. Between the rides the temperature rose from about 77F/25C to 87F/35C.
Tinne with Devanto, yet another horse she has started Big Tour on the Florida winter circuit over the past decade, said she was “super pleased” with the ride that went as she planned. There were mistakes that she didn’t want, but “it’s a work in progress.”
Devanto reacted well to Global’s centerpiece international arena where sound from the VIP pavilion covering two sides can be heard while riding, but will perform the freestyle in the horse’s first Friday Night Stars under the lights.
CDI3* Grand for Freestyle
|Knut Danzberg||Stephen Clarke||Carlos Lopes||Anne Prain||Ilja Vietor|
|1.||71.522||SWE||Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén||Devanto||70.978||71.196||67.609||72.500||75.326|
|2.||70.978||DOM||Yvonne Losos de Muñiz||Aquamarijn||71.739||72.065||70.543||71.304||69.239|
|3.||70.456||USA||Alice Tarjan||Donatella M||70.217||67.935||68.152||72.826||73.152|
|4.||70.239||USA||Sarah Tubman||First Apple||70.217||72.609||68.043||70.217||70.109|
|5.||69.413||USA||Carly Taylor-Smith||Rosalut NHF||67.826||69.891||67.717||70.326||71.304|
|6.||68.674||ECU||Julio Cesar Mendoza Loor||Jewel’s Goldstrike||67.500||66.522||64.565||75.217||69.565|
|9.||63.304||USA||Lisa Apa||Rigolo 12||63.261||62.391||61.196||64.783||64.891|
|11.||58.261||GEO||Joanne Vaughan||Al Martino 10||59.457||58.152||55.87||57.935||59.891|