Gothenburg, Sweden– February 25, 2023 – The curtain rose in Scandinavium and now it falls one final time in the same place – completing a full circle.
Once upon a time, “Allan” aka H&M All In presented himself to the Swedish audience in Scandinavium through a stunning victory in the 2015 Gothenburg Trophy. It was the start of a glorious career, for Peder Fredricson (SWE) it is a decade with the completely unique horse that retired where it once began, the curtain came down one final time.
Here’s what Peder Fredricson (SWE) had to say before the retirement ceremony.
How do you feel when you retire “Allan”in Scandinavium in front of an audience that loves and has loved every step “Allan” has taken throughout his entire career?
– There are mixed feelings. I will miss steering towards an obstacle, miss his power when he jumps, the intelligence he has in his jump. I will miss having such a horse in competition, of course I will. But, that’s also why I’m retiring him now – I really want to remember him at his best, I want to remember the feeling that I’ll miss and I want everyone to remember him the same way.
– I am very happy that I had these ten years, that he has really come into his own, that he received these medals and had such a career. And, that he can finish on top and be acknowledged here in Gothenburg. That way, I do it with joy.
– I would like nothing more when I buy a horse for it to have a career like this, to be able to be developed in this way, but it is completely unique, nothing could have turned out better than it really did.
When asked if he will be moved to tears, Peder answers:
– No, I don’t think so, but it’s not that sad for me. “Allan” is still with us, he finishes on top, he is not injured– no this is not sad.
– I can’t promise that I won’t get a little moist in the eyes, after all, maybe.
As the icing on the cake, H&M All In enters the Gothenburg Horse Show’s own Hall of Fame, and what could be more fitting than a horse with such great success right here in the city.
Facts about H&M All In
H&M All in (Belgian Sport Horse gelding born in 2006 by Kashmir van Schuttershof dam Fortune by Andiamo, breeder Bas Huybregts, Rijsbergen, Netherlands, owner Charlotte Söderström, Stuteri Arch)
He started his international career with Nicola Philippaerts and was fourth at the Young Horse World Championships as a seven-year-old in 2013. Sold the same year to Stuteri Arch and Charlotte Söderström and came to Peder Fredricson and Grevlunda. In February 2015, H&M All In and Peder win the Gothenburg Trophy and introduce themselves to the Swedish audience in earnest. The 2016 Olympic year will make him one for the history books for the first time as H&M All In is faultless throughout the Olympics and takes an individual silver. At the 2017 European Championships on home soil in Gothenburg, individual gold and team silver achieved. At the 2019 World Cup final in Gothenburg, he is one of Peder’s two horses and is honored with a bronze medal together with Catch Me Not S. At the EC in Rotterdam the same year, they are seventh individually. At the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, they take Olympic team gold and an individual silver medal, All In makes history with two Olympic medals in two Olympic Games. In 2021, they win a five-star class in Rome. During the 2022 World Championships in Herning, they are part of the team that brings World Championship Gold to Sweden.
During his career since 2015, the gelding has earned 1.4 million euros, equivalent to around 14 million SEK.
Sources: Press Release (edited) from Gothenburg Horse Show
Photo: © Gothenburg Horse Show