Excerpt from Practical Horseman. Full article available here.

Behind Christian and Enrique, Tina Dilandri Yates enjoyed a happy sort-of homecoming by finishing third in her World Cup outing with Zelote VDL. “I had no expectations whatsoever,” said the former West Coast junior star who is now based in Florida as a young professional. “I’m a bit on cloud nine.” Judging from her confident ride and bold pace in the jump-off, Tina and 12-year-old Dutch stallion have plenty of potential. “He’s a little bit older and it’s taken a long time to succeed with him. We have a great partnership and a bond that’s indescribable.”

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