Article Excerpt – From Near Death to Victory – Dark Tinne Victory
Arabo-Friesian Magazine: December, 2018
In 2014, the very first registered Arabo-Friesian was born in the United States, but at only 45 lbs. the premature foal was near death. Thanks to the love, compassion, and determination of owner Deborah Kafka and her family combined with heroic efforts of veterinarians, that tiny foal not only survived but thrived to now become a World Champion.
Appropriately-named Dark Tinne Victory, the talented young mare (Dark Waterspoon 015 x Sage From Ca-Lynn by Anne 340) now trained by Stafford repaid her owner’s faith in spades in her World Show debut in the Part-Bred Division with Kafka’s daughter Rachal at the reins: two World Championship titles in Intro Level Dressage under saddle; a third World title in Training Level Driven Dressage; Reserve World Championships in Carriage Pleasure Driving Working and Timed Obstacles; and two third-place finishes in Ride and Drive and Dressage Suitability.