Stockholm, Sweden – November 27, 2022 – The SEK $884,000 H&M Grand Prix CSI 4* at the 2022 Sweden International Horse Show was dominated by the H&M-riders with Peder Fredricson (SWE) and the Philippaerts twins (BEL) securing all the three places on the prize podium.
Sunday’s Grand Prix was the jumping-highlight of Sweden International Horse Show CSI 4* and the crowds went wild as Sweden’s own Peder Fredricson secured the win with a fast clear round with H&M Christian K (Namelus R x Lbh Calvados) in the jump-off.
Second place went to Olivier Philippaerts (BEL) with H&M Miro (Diamant de Semily x Kannan) while his twin brother, Nicola Philippaerts (BEL) teamed up with H&M Luna Van’T Ruytershof Z (Levisto Z x For Pleasure) for bronze honors.
“We just got these new jackets and they seem to be working well. Everyone should have one,” Peder joked at the press conference where all three riders were wearing identical jackets.
Peder Fredricson (SWE), who in the last few years have won no less than two Olympic medals and a World Championship team gold medal – is of course a big favourite at Friends Arena. And the Swedish rider says the crowds at the Sweden International Horse Show cheer him on louder than at other shows.
– It’s actually never like this anywhere else. I think Sweden is unique in that there is an incredible interest here… I really feel that support and it’s of course extra fun to be able to offer them a victory, says Peder, who didn’t think he would win as Christian K is not the fastest horse. “But he is a real fighter”, says Fredricson.
Final Results – SEK $884,000 H&M Grand Prix CSI 4*
1) Peder Fredricson (SWE) & H&M Christian K – 0 / 0 – 41.55
2) Olivier Philippaerts (BEL) & H&M Miro – 0 / 0 – 41.96
3) Nicola Philippaerts (BEL) & H&M Luna van’t Ruytershof Z – 0 / 0 – 42.73
Source: Press Release from the Sweden International Horse Show
Photos: © SIHS / Roland Thunholm