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 workforce gold on the 2021 Video games.
Their achievements embrace being topped European champions in 2017, the place in addition they collected workforce silver, and being a part of the world gold medal-winning workforce in Herning 2022.
Peder stated a horse like Allan “who has given us all a lot, ought to finish his profession on prime”.
“Phrases can not describe how a lot he has meant to me and to the equestrian sport. It’s not a straightforward choice to make, however it’s the proper choice,” stated Peder.
The Kashmir Van Schuttershof son, bred by Bas Huybregts, began his profession with Nicola Philippaerts earlier than becoming a member of Peder’s secure.
He and Peder have been stalwarts of Swedish championship and Nations Cup groups, and received prime grands prix the world over.
“I nonetheless should pinch my arm to consider the nice achievements this little beloved horse has completed. I’m extremely grateful to have been a part of this journey along with H&M All In and Peder,” stated proprietor Charlotte Söderström.
Allan sustained a minor damage 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 should you noticed him at a standard 1.40m present or in his secure, you wouldn’t say he was a celebrity,” stated Peder, after the pair’s Tokyo silver medal-winning spherical.
“Nevertheless below these circumstances, when it’s actually robust, 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 a tremendous horse.”
A retirement ceremony will happen at Gothenburg Horse Present subsequent Thursday (23 February).
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