Sweden’s Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén Rides Devanto to Personal Best Score to Win Wellington CDI3* Grand Prix

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Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén and Devanto at the Global Dressage Festival. © 2022 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

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.

Results:

CDI3* Grand for Freestyle

Knut Danzberg Stephen Clarke Carlos Lopes Anne Prain Ilja Vietor
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B
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
7. 66.217 USA Jan Ebeling Bellena 65.326 66.522 63.478 66.957 68.804
8. 65.152 GUA Esther Mortimer Hernando 65.435 63.152 64.348 66.522 66.304
9. 63.304 USA Lisa Apa Rigolo 12 63.261 62.391 61.196 64.783 64.891
10. 59.152 ISR Micah Deligdish Santos 58.261 54.022 59.130 61.304 63.043
11. 58.261 GEO Joanne Vaughan Al Martino 10 59.457 58.152 55.87 57.935 59.891