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‘I had no rein for the first five jumps’: bridle mishap in LGCT Super Grand Prix doesn’t stop Swedish rider winning

The 2021 Longines Global Champions Tour (LGCT) Super Grand Prix at the Prague Playoffs on Saturday night (20 November) was won by the all-conquering duo of Swedish showjumper Henrik von Eckermann and his outstanding 11-year-old gelding King Edward.

However Henrik had to overcome a “miscommunication” at the arena entrance and a resulting bridle mishap. The incident happened as the last-drawn pair came in for the second of the class’s two rounds, needing a fast clear to win the €1.25m feature event.

“King Edward has a lot of energy and nerves,” explained Henrik, who was part of the Swedish gold medal-winning team at the Tokyo Olympics.

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Article writtem by: Jennifer Donald

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