Balham Mist off to a good start at Burghley

Balham Mist completed his dressage late this morning and did a very good test with plenty of promising bits landing them on a score of 52 for 16th overnight. 

Cross country starts on Saturday at 11.00, stay updated with the action with live results here, updates on Burghleys website here and livestream on Facebook here.

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Balham Mist accepted at Burghley

Balham Mist was accepted at the first horse inspection at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trails, and will do his dressage test tomorrow at 12.36 BST. This is “Misty’s” first CCI****, so a very exciting weekend ahead! 

Keep updated with results here, on Burghley’s website and follow it live on Facebook.  

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Team Bronze and Individual 15th at Europeans

Ludwig and Paramount Importance jumped a beautiful round in the final show jumping with just an unfortunate misunderstanding for one fence down. The show jumping was big and technical and caused plenty of problems, so this result only dropped them one place to finish 15 individually.

The Swedish team therefore, together with Sara Algotsson Ostholt, Louise Svensson Jähde and Niklas Lindbäck, maintained their bronze medal position!

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Paramount Importance ready to jump

Ludwig and Paramount Importance was accepted in the final horse inspection and will show jump in this afternoon’s final.

All Swedish horses was accepted, which leaves Sweden as the sole nation with 6 horses in the Championships and the team remains in Bronze medal position. Ludwig has climbed one place individually to 14th after a withdrawal. 

Keep up to date on Strzegom’s website here, Live Individual Leaderboard here and Live Team Standings here.
The cross country is broadcasted live on FEITV (paid service), in Sweden on SVT1, svtsport.se and SVT Play, and in the UK on BBC (Red Button: 10.30-11.45am and 1.30-2.40pm and BBC2 4.45-6.50pm BST).

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Sweden in Team Bronze overnight

A fantastic cross country day at the European Championships at Strzegom saw Ludwig and his fellow Swedes climb the leaderboard to individual 15th and team Bronze overnight.

Ludwig and Paramount Importance delivered when it really mattered on a testing course that had caused a lot of problems all the way around for the riders earlier in the day. Ludwig piloted “Louis” beautifully to finish with only 4.8 time penalties. This, together with good rounds from team mates Sara Algotsson Ostholt, Louise Svensson Jädhe and Niklas Lindbäck put Sweden in bronze medal position overnight, only 5.5 penalties behind Germany and 14.6 penalties behind Great Britain.

The final day off the Championships starts tomorrow at 9.00am with the Final Horse Inspection and first part of the show jumping at 11.00am-12.45pm to conclude with the final at 2.15pm.

Keep up to date on Strzegom’s website here, Live Individual Leaderboard here and Live Team Standings here.

The cross country is broadcasted live on FEITV (paid service), in Sweden on SVT1, svtsport.se and SVT Play, and in the UK on BBC (Red Button: 10.30-11.45am and 1.30-2.40pm and BBC2 4.45-6.50pm BST).

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Beautiful test from Ludwig and Louis

Ludwig and Paramount Importance did a stunning dressage test that was trending in the low 30’s during the two work. Unfortunate a couple of mistakes dropped the final score but is very promising indicator for their future. Click here to watch the test again.

They sit just outside the top 20 at the end of the dressage, and Sweden is just outside bronze position in 4th, with only 5.1 penalties between Silver and 4th.

Check out what Ludwig had to say after dressage below:

 

The cross country track is beautifully presented but a serious test. Ludwig will start at 14.48 local time.

Keep up to date on Strzegom’s website here, Live Individual Leaderboard here and Live Team Standings here.

The cross country is broadcasted live on FEITV (paid service), in Sweden on SVT1, svtsport.se and SVT Play, and in the UK on BBC (Red Button: 10.30am-2.30pm
BBC Sport website and via internet enabled televisions: 10.30am-3.30pm).

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Ready to start at Europeans

Ludwig and Paramount Importance have both arrived at the European Championships in Strzegom, Poland and settled in well. The competition started this afternoon with the first Horse Inspection, which saw all horses accepted.

Ludwig has been selected to ride as the 3rd rider for the Swedish team.

Keep updated on Strzegom’s website here, Live Individual Leaderboard here and Live Team Standings here.

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Expanding our team

With an expanding yard we’re looking for someone to join our fun, young working team with accommodation on site provided. We’ve got 16 horses and work 6 days a week, with main responsibilities including Yard Duties and some exercising of the horses. There could also the opportunity to groom at competitions for the right candidate.

We’d love to see the following qualities in applying candidates

  • Easy going and positive attitude
  • Willingness to learn
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Enjoying getting to know our horses and the eventing community
  • Love being a part of a team
  • Has an excellent eye for details

And the following requirements

  • Previous experience handling and riding young horses and fit competition horses
  • Over 18 years old
  • Drivers Licence
  • Can stay with us until the end of the season minimum
  • Be able to start ASAP
  • HGV license a bonus but not a requirement

Now the boring stuff:

This is a long-term position and commitment is needed until at least the end of the season is required.

We regret that we can’t accommodate for your own horse.

As we’re in a rural location, candidates are recommended to bring their own cars.

It’s a brilliant opportunity to learn how a top yard operates and work with a team of quality elite horses.

Please send your CV and Cover Letter to

Ludwig on svennerstaleventing@gmail.com

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El Kazir finishes 3rd at Hartpury CIC***

A very strong performance from El Kazir this weekend saw him and Ludwig finish 3rd in the competitive CIC*** class at NAF International Hartpury Horse Trials. A good dressage test but some unfortunate mistakes placed them just outside the top 10 overnight, and a clear show jumping and cross country, with one of the fastest times of the day shot them up the leaderboard to eventual 3rd.

This was only Ludwig and “Elk’s” 3rd competition together so it is a very exciting partnership in the making. Ludwig has now 4 international podium finishes in 3 consecutive weeks!

Check out their show jumping round below:

 

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Podium finish for Balham Mist at Gatcombe

A fantastic weekend at Gatcombe saw Ludwig and Andrew Ayres’s Balham Mist finish on the Event Rider Masters podium in 2nd, and thereby becoming the British Open reserve champion.

“Misty” got off to a great start with a 48.6 dressage, a new personal best at this level. A particularly tough show jumping followed, where Ludwig and Misty were one of only three combinations in the field to jump clear inside the time allowed. One of the fastest clears across the country placed them in eventual second.

Apart from the glory of this fantastic result, Ludwig also won the Land Rover trophy for best placed overseas rider and Balham Mist won the Worshipful Company of Saddler’s award for youngest horse placed in the top 10 in the Open Championships.

Check out the videos of Ludwig and Misty below:

 

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A win and 2nd at Burgham!

A fantastic weekend at Burgham saw Ewa Kroon & Skånegårdar AB’s Fialotta winning her first ever international. She finished on her dressage score of 38.8 for the CIC* win.

El Kazir was not far behind, finishing 2nd in the CIC** on his dressage score of 46.2. This was only Ludwig and Elk’s second competition together and hopefully an indication of their success to come.

Paramount Importance had his last international run ahead of the European Championships and did a great competition and feels in great form.

 

Check out these cool videos of him cross country:

 

 

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