Canadian-bred hanoverian stallion Viva’s Salieri W has died at the age of 13.
Ridden by Tom Dvorak since Viva’s Salieri W was four, the horse was part of Canada’s silver medal winning team at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, placing fourth individually in the Intermediate I test, the Freestyle and overall, with an average score of 75.190%.
In 2012, the talented Viva’s Salieri W transitioned into a Grand Prix mount for Dvorak, where, at each competition they entered, they consistently earned top scores. This year they won the Grand Prix Special at the CDI-W at Palgrave in June and were second in the Grand Prix Special at the CDI3* in Lexington, KY earlier in the spring.
In 2011 his owners, Augustin and Christine Walch, were awarded the 2011 Dressage Canada Owner of the Year title.
Viva’s Salieri W was by Viva Voltaire (Voltaire / Grannus / Argentinus) and out of Salinja, by Salieri.
In a statement, Tom and Ellen Dvorak of Friday Hill Dressage and Augustin and Christine Walch of W. Charlot Farms thanked Dr Alan Manning, Dr Orlaith Cleary and the team at Milton Equine Hospital and Michele Hampshire at the Horse Limo for their efforts and support.