The team mainly consists of me, my husband, and my parents. Even though my parents have no direct influence on how the horses are trained and which competitions they attend they are an invaluable part of the team. The horses are stabled at their place and they do a lot of the everyday work with feeding and turning them out.
My husband had no idea that he liked horses until he met me. Now he is travelling Europe and spending long days in the rain with me.
I was born in 1985 and have been riding since before I can remember. My mom has an interest in horses and thus pushed me in that direction. My first pony arrived in 1997 and with him came the interest for competing. Back then it was in both dressage and showjumping, but when the pony was traded for a horse showjumping became my main interest. In jumping I have competed up to 145 cm at CSI ** shows. I lost one of my best horses ever in September 2009 and decided to quit all the competitions and just ride around at home.
In 2010 however a couple of my friends, convinced me to try out eventing. I brought one of the showjumpers and he turned out to have a talent for jumping ditches and water. After the immediate success I decided to try out a small competition. This went very well and in 2011 I competed in more eventing competitions than in showjumping competitions. The trend continued afterwards and I am now planning everything around the eventing season. Three horses currently in the stable, all of them having done competitions at 1* level or above.
Apart from riding I am also involved in many other ways in the horse community. Being the co-funder of the online horse magazine RideSport.nu, the Equiloco app, and in the organizing committee of many competitions at all levels.
Trainers and Coaches
For always being in the game I feel it is important to take lessons and get help when needed. I try to surround myself with professionals who take pride in educating both horses and riders.
I have been training with my jumping trainer Ulrich Gaarslev weekly since 2004, he helped me get to international competitions in jumping and is now helping me keeping the eventing horses sharp.
Since 2014 I have trained cross country and some jumping with 5* eventing rider Anna Hassö. Apart from the technical aspect of riding, she has helped me a fair bit with how to stay focused and on track even when the going gets tough.
In dressage I have recently started a more focused collaboration with Helena Kallblad. She has been following me for a couple of years, but this year we decided to try and work a little more focused on getting Aristocrat into a better frame. Soon after I started bringing the others.