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Alice Tarjan and Lengthy-Time Accomplice Candescent Seize Glory at AGDF


    Alice Tarjan & Candescent. Picture ©

    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® International Dressage Competition (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 proportion factors shy of their finest 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 essentially the most simple horse regardless of her enticing, expressive motion.

    “General, all the things’s entering into the suitable path,” mentioned the 43-year-old from Oldwick, NJ, who has a clutch of prolific horses at grand prix stage. “It’s been an extended highway and he or she hasn’t been the best. I’ve had her for 9 years and he or she’s at all times been an actual problem.

    “I don’t assume anybody wrote a guide on learn how 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 all the things 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 kind a partnership.”

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