Darrin Dlin and Tienna Win $10,000 Adequan 5-Year-Old Young Jumper Final
RELEASE: March 28, 2013
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: Lauren Fisher and Laura Cardon for Jennifer Wood Media, Inc.
Darrin Dlin and Tienna (Sportfot)
- The $10,000 Adequan 5-Year-Old Young Jumper Classic was held on Thursday morning with a win for Canada's Darrin Dlin and Tienna, owned by Susan Grange. Held as the final for the division during this year's FTI WEF circuit, the class saw 31 entries in the first round of competition with sixteen going clear to the jump-off. Darrin Dlin and Tienna completed the fastest of five double clear rounds in 37.201 seconds for the win. Peter Wylde and North Star's Darthus finished second in 37.496 seconds. Jill Prieto and Hyperion Stud's Dakota VDL finished third in 37.569 seconds.
Tienna is a Dutch Warmblood mare by the stallion For Pleasure and out of the Polydox mare Bequia. She is home-bred, born and raised at Susan Grange's Lothlorien Farm in Cheltenham, Ontario, Canada. Tienna is a full sister to the mare Janou that Dlin rode to the win in this same class last year.
"It is a wonderful family," Dlin said of the mares. "They go in the ring and they puff right up and they just really want to win. Tienna is so competitive. She is all heart; she is scopey, fast, careful. She has been very easy to bring along."
"I started her a little bit last summer, just some very small things sporadically, and then she just started off really showing this winter," he explained. "She did a few weeks of the five-year-olds here and then got turned out for three weeks and grew up a little bit. Then she just came back for the last two weeks and she was right back on her game."
Commenting on their rounds, Dlin noted, "I thought the course was great today. Alan did a wonderful job. In the first round she was a little over-impressed, but then she came out and took a breath, really thought about it, and then in the jump-off she was great. She is wonderful; She just really wanted to win. In one word, she is a winner."
Final Results: $10,000 Adequan 5-Year-Old Young Jumper Final
1. TIENNA DARRIN DLINSUSAN GRANGE: 0/0/37.201
2. DARTHUS PETER WYLDE NORTH STAR: 0/0/37.496
3. DAKOTA VDL JILL PRIETO HYPERION STUD: 0/0/37.569
4. DIORADO VDL JILL PRIETO J.C.Y. SALES LLC: 0/0/41.265
5. APRIL MOON NICOLE SHAHINIAN-SIMPSON SILVER RAVENS FARM: 0/0/42.189
6. ROBIN'S TWIST MAARTEN HUYGENS MARY CHAPOT: 0/4/36.016
7. G&C DON VITO LUIS MIGUEL MARTINEZ GUSTAVO MIRABAL: 0/4/37.884
8. DEFENDER J.W.B MARIO GAMBOA STRANSKY'S MISSION FARMS: 0/4/39.111
9. LIMELIGHT DARRAGH KENNY DREW SANTAMARINA: 0/4/39.324
10. RUNWAY MODEL NICK NOVAK NANCY WHITEHEAD: 0/4/41.583
11. HH INDIGO RAMIRO QUINTANA DOUBLE H FARM: 0/4/42.083
12. ARMANI SL Z EZEQUIEL PERALTA LINDA BAKKER: 0/4/42.095