Henrik von Eckermann flies at home to win the Volvo Trophy.

The Swedish was the only competitor who managed to lower the barrier of the 60 seconds in the speed class, to finish one-two home representatives in the CSI 5* Gothenburg. (Photo © Claes Jakobsson)


The second day of the CSI 5* Gothenburg brought a lot of satisfaction to the audience, when house representatives finished one-two in the Volvo Trophy dispute, led by Henrik von Eckermann.

Taking 50 World Ranking points with the victory, von Eckermann was presented with the 12-year-old stallion Little Lord 90 (Lasino x Calato) owned by Federico Fernandez (mex) & Paola Am, recording a time of 59.00 seconds, being the speed class. Being the only rider who managed to lower the 60-second barrier, Malin Baryard-Johnsson was second in rank for the Swedish one-two with the 9-year-old mare H&M Second Chanse (Carland x White Clover) owned by Margareta Eriksson-Bech & Eva Söder, to mark a time of 60.58 seconds on the blackboard.

For the top five ranked the list was integrated in the third place by the German Marcus Ehning and the 11-year-old mare Cristy (Canturo x Landlord) in time of 60.69 seconds, followed in the fourth place by Werne Muff of Switzerland next to 8-year-old gelding Escoffier (Lord Z x Number One) recording 60.90 seconds, while the fifth position was taken by Irishman Denis Lynch with Ho Go Van de Padenborre (Darco x Chin Chin) in 61.24 seconds.


Final Results