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One among showjumping’s all-time greats retires after stellar profession


  • H&M All In has retired from competitors aged 17 following a stunning profession that locations him amongst showjumping’s all-time greats.

    Peder Fredricson and “Allan” received back-to-back particular person Olympic silver medals, at Rio 2016 and Tokyo, additionally serving to Sweden to staff gold on the 2021 Video games.

    Their achievements embrace being topped European champions in 2017, the place in addition they collected staff silver, and being a part of the world gold medal-winning staff in Herning 2022.

    Peder mentioned a horse like Allan “who has given us all a lot, ought to finish his profession on high”.

    “Phrases can not describe how a lot he has meant to me and to the equestrian sport. It isn’t a straightforward choice to make, however it’s the proper choice,” mentioned Peder.

    The Kashmir Van Schuttershof son, bred by Bas Huybregts, began his profession with Nicola Philippaerts earlier than becoming a member of Peder’s steady.

    He and Peder had been stalwarts of Swedish championship and Nations Cup groups, and received high grands prix internationally.

    “I nonetheless need to pinch my arm to imagine the nice achievements this little beloved horse has accomplished. I’m extremely grateful to have been a part of this journey along with H&M All In and Peder,” mentioned proprietor Charlotte Söderström.

    Allan sustained a minor harm shortly after he received his European gold medal in 2017 and had an 18-month break from reveals, returning with the Tokyo Olympics in thoughts.

    “He’s an unbelievable horse, however in the event you noticed him at a standard 1.40m present or in his steady, you wouldn’t say he was a famous person,” mentioned Peder, after the pair’s Tokyo silver medal-winning spherical.

    “Nevertheless beneath these circumstances, when it’s actually powerful, that’s when he delivers. He’s so naturally cautious, he’s actually scopey, he’s actually courageous, he can shorten and lengthen, he’s simply an incredible horse.”

    A retirement ceremony will happen at Gothenburg Horse Present subsequent Thursday (23 February).

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