Swedish rider Irma Karlsson took the first victory of the Sweden International Horse Show 2017 in Stockholm, leaving Brazilian rider Marlon Módolo Zanotelli in second place. (Photo © Roland Thunholm)
Swedish amazon Irma Karlsson led the first class of the Sweden International Horse Show 2017 in Stockholm, held in Two Phases.
Defining the class with 18 pairs on course designed by Peter Lundstroem, Irma Karlsson from Sweden registered a time of 32.55 seconds in her second phase with the 15-year-old Mare Balahe (Baloubet de Rouet x Flamingo), representing the winner 50 World Ranking Points.
Having a very closed final the first of three classes that will be playing this week, the best representative and former Latino Ranking leader Marlon Módolo Zanotelli of Brazil ranked second with the 12-year-old stallion Rock’N Roll Seed (Diamant de Semilly x Apache d’Adriers), completing the Two Phases in 32.90 seconds and securing 45 World Ranking Points.
The home riders remained protagonists today and their two main international references with the two-time Olympic medalist Peder Fredricson finished third, accompanied by the 11-year-old gelding H&M All In (Kashmir Van Schuttershof x Andiamo Z) and fourth place was Henrik von Eckermann with his 15-year-old gelding Cantinero (Cento x Cash), finished in 34.25 seconds.
The fifth place to complete the Top 5 was Dutch rider Jur Vrieling with the 10-year-old mare Zypern III (Casall x Coriano) in 34.86 seconds.
The best seed of the class was world number 6 Harrie Smolders of Holland, finishing his round in 38.46 seconds in eighth place with the 10-year-old gelding Cas 2 (Indoctro x Numero Uno).