Stockholm, Sweden – November 25, 2022 – The host nation steals the spotlight! To the delight of Swedish spectators, Stephanie Holmén (SWE) and Flip’s Little Sparrow were victorious in the SEK $610,000 Agria Prize CSI 4* on Friday at the 2022 Swedish International Horse Show CSI 4*.
Nine of the original 18 combinations advanced to the jump-off of the 1.50m challenge , the feature class of the day at the event. In the end, it was Holmén who came out on top with the 2006 dark bay Swedish Warmblood mare (Cardento 933 x Robin Z). The dynamic duo secured the win backed by a penalty-free performance in 34.94 seconds.
Olivier Philippaerts (BEL) and H&M Miro (Diamant de Semilly x Kannan) also left all the poles up for no penalties in their two performances, finishing second in 35.72 seconds.
Stopping the jump-off timers in 36.04 seconds, John Whitaker (GBR) earned bronze honors with Equine America Unick du Francport (Zandor x Helios de La Cour II).
Final Results – SEK $610,000 Agria Prize CSI 5*
1) Stephanie Holmén (SWE) & Flip’s Little Sparrow – 0 / 0 – 34.94
2) Olivier Philippaerts (BEL) & H&M Miro – 0 / 0 – 35.72
3) John Whitaker (GBR) & Equine America Unick du Francport – 0 / 0 – 36.04
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Photo: © SIHS / Roland Thunholm