The Swedish chef d'equipe Bo Jena put his arms in the air in front of the Swedish flag. He had all reasons to do so. Both Patrik Kittel (77,350%) and Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfven (80,525%) had just finished on the in the 60.000 Euro Exquis Grand Prix Freestyle presented by Axel Johnson Group. Second place was taken by Isabell Werth and Don Johnson (80,125%). 'During the warm-up I had prepared Don Auriello so that he would be fresh and active in the competition arena. It paid off, but I was really riding him on the edge. He had so much power I was afraid I would lose him', Tinne said in the press conference. 'Tinne and Don Auriello did a super job', Katrina Wüst (judge at C) said. 'The combination is so harmonious. Isabell's freestyle has a slightly higher degree of difficulty and that is why I had her placed on the number 1 position'. Asked for his review of the freestyle, Patrik Kittel said he was very happy that contrary to the GP they had only a few mistakes.
WDM Jiva Hill Youth Challenge 2013
'A perfect experience', commented Daniëlle van Mierlo afterwards. I was only aware of the fact I had to do a kur on Thursday. I used Patrick van der Meer's kur that was tailored overnight in the right tempo for my horse by Boy de Winter of L' Hiver. I trained the kur on my other horse that was with me. A stressful few days but I wouldn't want to have missed out on it. The winner of the Kür, Sofie Jeppesen received a voucher for a special treat at 5* resort & spa Jiva Hill that is located in Crozet near Geneva.
NÜRNBERGER WDM Rider Ranking
Tinne Vilhelmson from Sweden was the most successful rider over the last 4 WDM shows (Falsterbo 2012, Mechelen 2012, Palm Beach 2013 and Munich 2013). She competed in 3 of them and was in a close battle for the 25.000 Euro rider bonus with Patrik Kittel. Before the Exquis Grand Prix Freestyle presented by Axel Johnson Group they were only 7 points apart. Third place was for Isabell Werth from Germany. This is the second time Tinne Vilhelmson wins the NÜRNBERGER WDM Rider Ranking. She won before in 2012.
2013 – Tinne Vilhelmson (SWE)
2012 – Tinne VIlhelmson (SWE)
2011 – Anja Ploenzke (GER)
2010 – Edward Gal (NED)