Gala Dinner and Auction

Top Dressage Finland is hosting a fundraising gala dinner on Saturday, 13 February 2016. The proceeds of the gala will be used to support Finnish high level dressage.

The high point of the evening will be an auction whose profits are used entirely to support Top Dressage Finland team training. 

We also accept bids from those unable to attend gala dinner. Please contact Mia Stellberg for futher information (+358 40 8685 444 / +358 40 700 9068 /   

Items to be auctioned:

Emile Faurie, the team trainer for the Finnish dressage team, has offererd three training sessions in connection with Top Dressage Finland team training at Ruskeasuo, Helsinki. This is a unique opportunity to get to work under the same systems as our team riders.


Stella Hagelstam, who has represented Finland at several championships, has offered a weeks training camp with accommodation at her stables, Boen kartano, in Hinthaara, Finland.

Mikaela ”Fia” Lindh, who has represented Finland, among others, at the London Olympics and WEG, has offered a weeks training at her stables in Denmark, either with a horse of your own, or training with one of Fia's top horses. This includes the opportunity to get to ride Fia's Olympic horse, Mas Guapo.


Eevamaria ”Nipsu” Porthan-Broddell, who has represented Finland at WEG and the European Championhips, has offered a week's training at her stables in Espoo, Finland, either with a horse of your own or with one of Nipsu's top horses. This includes the opportunity to get to ride Nipsu's championship horse, Solos Lacan. 

Terhi Stegars, who has represented Finland at WEG and the European Championships, has offered two passes to see behind the scenes at one of the international competition she will ride this year. Thus you will get opportunity to see, how a true professional prepares for the competition, how the horses are taken care of at a competition and how the rider and the trainer fine-tune the last details to perfection before the competition. 



The Finnish Equestrian Federation has offered the opportunity for two people to attend an international competition as part of the Federation's delegation. This includes entrance for the whole competition as well as the oppotunity to get to see behind the scenes of an international competition - to see what elso goes on outside the competition arena. 


Akoya Oy has donated a stunning pair of white gold, diamond-encrusted earrings.


Evidensia (previously, Animagi) has offered a complete health package for a competition horse for a year. The systematic health management programme for a competing horse ensures the horses health both for training and competitions. Professional veterinary care and a comprehensive health management plan have a positive impact on results. 

The package consists of a health management plan tailored to fit the horses training programme, competition goals and unique characteristics. This plan includes a rutine vet check twice during the competition season, a comprehensive vet check both before and after the competitions season, a dental appointment, FEI-vaccinations, a de-worming plan based on fecal analysis and a sand X-ray of the intestine. The value of the package is approximately EUR 1,500. 


The artist Hannu Palosuo has donated one of his paintings (What remains is tomorrow, oil on canvas, 2015). 

Hannu Palosuo (born 1966, in Helsinki, Finland) graduated as a painter from the Accademia delle Belle Arti di Roma in 1997 and subsequently had several gallery and museum exhibitions annually in Italy and finland, as well as in Argentina, Japan, Monaco, Germany and the United States, among others. In the autumn of 2009 Palosuo was nominated as an Academician of the International Science and Art Academy of Rome. He has exhibited his artwork at the International Exhibition of Sculpture in Rome, the 12th Biennale of Cairo, the 53rd Venice Biennale, the Durini Foundation in Milan, Heinola Art Museum in Finland, Sojoh University Museum in Japan, Herbergenmuseum Mnchen, Museo Zorrilla Montevideo, Galleria De Crescenzo & Viesti in Rome, Alex Gallery in Washington DC and Galleria Uusitalo Helsinki.

Hannu Palosuo also competed in dressage at a national level in Finland in the 1980s.  


Hannu Palosuo - What remains is tomorrow, 2015, oil on canvas 80 x 60 cm