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From fear of horses to fearless riding – Ludwig Svennerstal – 30 Under 30 2014's 30 Under 30,Riders

His parent’s could never have envisioned that their little boy who was terrified of horses would someday storm around the Olympics as a world-class eventer. In 2012, Ludwig Svennerstal (SWE) did just that. Now, at the age of 24, his success continues, placing in the top ten at two different four-stars, on two different horses in the past two years. He produces horses to the top levels; coaches; and studies part-time. He has big plans and he has the ability, making him one one of the world’s Top 30 Under 30. Parents were thinking football Ludwig’s parents started riding after…

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Medal winners – produced not bought Good to know,Horses,Missed it?,Riders

Since the 2014 WEG, there is no shortage of discussion and blogs as to why North American Eventers cannot beat their European counterparts. Some obvious advantages include: availability of more competitions, an existing owner culture that is part of the social fabric, access to top training, and plenty of horse breeders. However, it is worth studying the methods and circumstances of the medal winning combinations to determine what separates them from the rest of us. Long-term partnerships It took six years of FEI competitions for Sandra Auffarth (GER) and Opgun Luovo to conquer the Eventing world and win individual Gold…

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Living the American dream – Boyd style 2014 WEG,Riders

Photo by Nathalie Lawson “I live, eat, breath, sleep horses. This is all I do; this is all I think about. I am a bit obsessive-compulsive, I am thinking about it all the time. I don’t have that many outside interests other than horses,” said Boyd Martin, member of the United States, World Equestrian Games (WEG) team. This dedication, a bold move to the United States, friendship, true love and a knack for business, makes Boyd a poster child for the American Dream. (About the poster thing…also because he is movie star gorgeous.) Aussie carves out eventing career in America…

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