Alice Tarjan & Candescent. Picture © SusanJStickle.com.
Alice Tarjan (USA) got here out on prime of the 15 combos ahead within the Grand Prix Particular CDI3*, introduced by Iron Spring Farm, on Saturday of Week 7 on the Adequan® World Dressage Pageant (AGDF) in Wellington, FL.
Tarjan was competing her personal 13-year-old mare Candescent (Christ x Falkenstern), and the pair netted a successful rating of 72.638%. This was simply 0.06 share factors shy of their greatest efficiency ever on this take a look at, achieved in the exact same enviornment at AGDF in 2021.
Tarjan defined that though she has been coaching Candescent since she was a four-year-old, she hasn’t been probably the most simple horse regardless of her engaging, expressive motion.
“General, every thing’s getting in the best path,” mentioned the 43-year-old from Oldwick, NJ, who has a clutch of prolific horses at grand prix degree. “It’s been a protracted street and he or she hasn’t been the simplest. I’ve had her for 9 years and he or she’s all the time been an actual problem.
“I don’t suppose anybody wrote a e book on the right way to prepare this horse. She’s been doing grand prix now for a couple of years however what I’ve realized is that having the ability to do the actions within the grand prix after which placing every thing collectively in a cohesive and harmonious take a look at are two very various things,” added Tarjan, who has been coming to Wellington for nearly a decade. “Now I lastly really feel like I’ve a horse that’s on my facet and we’re lastly beginning to type a partnership.”
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