Young Rider Best Friends – New big competition for young riders

By on October 4, 2019
Sweden's best young rider (16-21 years) gets the chance to compete in Friends Arena.

Sweden International Horse Show offers real breaking news for Sweden’s young jump rider: Young Rider Best Friends – the jumping competition with a big TV broadcast final in Friends Arena.

– It feels incredibly fun to be able to offer this competition for Sweden’s best young riders. It is an invaluable experience to get the chance to ride in the really big arenas early, says Malin Baryard Johnsson, sports manager for SIHS.

Young Rider Best Friends rides with a warm-up class of 140-heights on Saturday 30 November and will be decided with the super final on Sunday 1 December in Friends Arena. The final is ridden as a national 145-jump in two stages and is broadcast on SVT.

The competition is open to Sweden’s eight best ranked young riders. Points are counted in 145-155 classes during the period May 1 – October 31, 2019.

– Swedish jumping is strong in international comparison and it is important that we continue to fill with riders from below. I am very pleased with this competition, which gives our young riders a chance to compete under the best conditions in an international environment, says Henrik Ankarcrona, the national team in jumping.

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