24 June 2024

Henrik von Eckermann Looks to Secure Back to Back Wins at Longines Global Champions Tour of Stockholm

Henrik von Eckermann Looks to Secure Back to Back Wins at Longines Global Champions Tour of Stockholm

The Longines Global Champions Tour heads to Stockholm June 28 - 30, 2024 for the ninth stage of the tour this week. The event promises a thrilling line up of classes showcasing some of the best horses and riders in the world vying for victory in the heart of the city at the Stockholm Olympic Stadium.

Eight Swedish riders are ready to face strong international competition at the LGCT of Stockholm. World number one and last year's LGCT Grand Prix winner Henrik von Eckermann will be looking to defend his victory and secure back to back wins on his home turf aboard his star mount King Edward. Peder Fredricson and Wilma Hellström are also among the riders who will try to defend the blue and yellow colors when the five-star show jumping tour comes to Sweden.

Swedish Heroes Riding at LGCT Stockholm:

Henrik von Eckermann

Peder Fredricson

Wilma Hellström

Angelica Augustsson Zanotelli

Evelina Tovek

Linda Heed

Emma Emanuelsson

Erika Lickhammer van Helmond

"It's a fantastic show with a lot of atmosphere. Big competitions at home are always fun and it will be great to come back to the Stadium.” says Henrik Ankarcrona, Chef d´Equipe of the Swedish Jumping Team

The Swedish riders will face tough international competition from, among others, Marcus Ehning and three-time LGCT champion Ben Maher. Although 2024 LGCT Championship leader Eduardo Alvarez Aznar won’t be present, second place Christian Kukuk will be on the hunt to secure maximum points in Sweden. Following a thrilling win in the LGCT Grand Prix of Ramatuelle, St. Tropez, third place Max Kühner will be putting the pressure on Kukuk, with just four points separating the riders.

Esteemed names such as 2022 LGCT Grand Prix of Stockholm winner Christian Ahlmann, Daniel Deusser, LGCT Grand Prix of Cannes winner Janne Friederike Meyer-Zimmermann, Simon Delestre, Maikel van der Vleuten, Sanne Thijssen, Michael Duffy, Richard Howley, Kent Farrington, and Jessica Springsteen as part of the home GCL team Stockholm Hearts powered by H&M We Love Horses all eager to shine in the spotlight.

U25 talent will also be taking center stage in the Swedish capital, featuring the likes of Géraldine Straumann, Jack Whitaker, and Leonie Böckmann.

Nestled in the heart of Stockholm, the LGCT of Stockholm offers an exciting showcase of the world’s top talent. Against the backdrop of Sweden’s beautiful capital city this show is a truly unparalleled experience. Visitors are drawn to the world class level of Swedish equestrian heroes on display as well as the presence of international show jumping icons.

You won’t want to miss a moment as show jumping heroes vie for the top spot in Stockholm in hopes of joining the esteemed list of past winners. Join us in Stockholm to witness show jumping history in the making!

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