Swedish Win In Florida

A little patriotic pride this morning!

Good dressage is alive and well!  We know that from British world competitors Hester and Dujardin, who’ve shown there is a beautiful alternative to the Dutch and German highly criticized training methods…

Here’s another competitor who can be seen for lenghty periods in the warm up arena riding her horse sympathetically, soft, and wonderful.  Far from rollkur and harsh cringe worthy treatments.

Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén and Paridon Magi.

Swedish long time competitor Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén had a wonderful start in hot competition this week!

The 2018 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) opened the winter season at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, Florida, with Swedish competitor Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén and the 15-year-old Paridon Magi posting a new personal best of 75.87% in the FEI Grand Prix CDIW, presented by Adequan®.

Then just last night, they did it again. Winning the Freestyle with a whopping 81%!!!

Get inspired!

Dressage On A Dime A Horse For Elinor

6 thoughts on “Swedish Win In Florida

  1. It really distresses me that there are still trainers, and entire schools of thought of training, that are harsh and, honestly, abusive — especially when it’s so glaringly obvious that it’s possible to get wonderful results by partnering with a horse rather than dominating it. I wish the training approach was scored too, and that competitors also had to give evidence of a well-considered and humane retirement plan for their horses when they can no longer compete. Now i will climb off my soapbox and say thank you for the gorgeous photo.

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    1. That part – of the entire school of thought of training – that is harsh, is mind numbing. Time, money, usually the reason it goes that way 😦
      It really bothers me to think of it all – and how prevalent it is across just all equine disciplines…

      I’ve been lucky to see SO many well cared for, retired, horses, also at the barn I’m at now, that it’s easy to forget how many there are that are just “discarded” at the end of their career… Valiosa lives with two retirees in pasture, and they make a great little group!

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