The entry field for the CDI5* competition Saab Top 10 Dressage in Stockholm is now complete. And it is a star-studded list of riders. Swedish dressage queen Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén gets a place and the wild cards go to Anna Zibrandtsen, Denmark, and Rose Mathisen, Sweden.
"I'm looking forward to go back to the incomparable Friends Arena. It's always special with the home crowd and the atmosphere there", says Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén.
Anna Zibrandtsen is Denmark's new and upcoming star. The 23-year-old has several medals from the youth championships in dressage. This year she has entered the real international top level, including a team silver at the European Championship in Gothenburg. The breakthrough has come with beautiful 12-year-old stallion Arlando, who Zibrandtsen took over from Diederik van Silfhout, the Netherlands. With Van Silfhout in the saddle Arlando was placed eleven at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro last year.
With Rose Mathisen in the starting field, Sweden is represented by the entire EC bronze team at Sweden International Horse Show. 2017 has been a wonderful year for Mathisen, who among other victories won the Swedish Championship this summer.
Saab Top 10 Dressage 2017:
Isabell Werth, Germany
Therese Nilshagen, Sweden
Patrik Kittel, Sweden
Cathrine Dufour, Denmark
Helen Langehanenberg, Germany
Severo Jesus Jurado Lopez, Spain
Inessa Merkulova, Russia
Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén, Sweden
Anna Zibrandtsen, Denmark
Rose Mathisen, Sweden
Saab Top 10 Dressage
Saab Top 10 Dressage, CDI5*, is open to the ten best riders in the world. It takes place over two days (2nd - 3rd of December) during Sweden International Horse Show in Stockholm. The competition includes Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle. Some of the top riders will also give personal comments and advice during the national dressage competition on December 1st.
Sweden International Horse Show 30th of November - 3rd of December 2017, http://www.swedenhorseshow.se/english/news/