Wellington, Fla. – Jan. 11, 2017 – In the first CDI-W of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF), Tinne Vilhelmson Silfven and the Swedish Warmblood gelding, Paridon Magi, claimed the victory with a spectacular test during Thursday’s Grand Prix presented by MTICA Farms. Together, they earned a total score of 75.87 percent.
Vilhelmson Silfven was thrilled with Paridon Magi’s performance Thursday evening.
“I was actually so pleased with his attitude and open mindedness,” Vilhemson Silfven explained. “He was rideable and so on my aids tonight. He can be a little bit tense and sometimes he goes into himself and forgets about me. He really tried so hard tonight, so I was able to have a great feeling. I was so happy with that.”
Vilhelmson Silfven is thrilled to be back in Wellington for the season and is looking forward to a successful show season.
“It was a perfect start like this!” she exclaimed. “I hope we can keep going like this, that would be nice. I’m definitely doing the next World Cup with Paridon Magi, then we’ll have to see what the standings are. If I’m secure, maybe I’ll do the 5* with him.”
Vilhelmson Silfven and Paridon Magi were joined in the winners circle by Shelly Francis of the United States and Danilo, a 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding, who earned a score of 72.652 percent to claim second place.
Jill Irving of Canada and Degas 12, a 16-year-old Hanoverian gelding, rounded out the top three Thursday evening with a score of 71.826 percent.
Competition will continue in the stadium at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival on Friday, Jan. 12, with the FEI Young Rider Team test at 9 a.m. The first Grand Prix Freestyle under the stadium lights is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m.
Grand Prix CDI-W Results
Rider / Country / Horse / Total Score
1. Tinne Vilhelmson Silfven / SWE / Paridon Magi / 75.87
2. Shelly Francis / USA / Danilo / 72.652
3. Jill Irving / CAN / Degas 12 / 71.826
4. Juan Matute Guimon / ESP / Quantico Ymas / 69.891
5. Megan Lane / CAN / Caravella / 69.543
6. Jessica Jo “JJ” Tate / USA / Faberge / 66.522
7. Ellesse Tzinberg / PHI / Triviant 2 / 66.457
8. Jacqueline Brooks / CAN / D Niro / 66.391
9. Ariana Chia / CAN / Teo / 62.652
10. Katie Poag / USA / Zonnekoning / 62.130
11. Daniel Sahar Hirosh / ISR / Don Daiquiri / 61.500