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Highlights from the 2024 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ of Gothenburg

Wednesday, 28 February 2024
CSI5*-W Gothenburg Horse Show 2024


Sweden's two formidable duos Henrik von Eckermann & King Edward and Peder Fredricson & Catch Me Not S had to settle for second and third when the Netherland's 24-year-old Lars Kersten and his home-bred Hallilea stole the show at the fourteenth and final leg of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ 2023/2024 Western European League in Gothenburg, Sweden, last weekend. 

With this photo special, we look back at the action in a packed Scandinavium – a venue famous for its enthusiastic crowds. 

All photos © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping. 


Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. “When you think about the World Cup, then Gothenburg is the first show that comes to my mind. I really had a good weekend, both my horses jumped well and it is probably my best show ever. This stadium with this amazing crowd is quite magical,” Lars Kersten said after his victory.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Lars Kersten and Hallilea during the jump-off. To get to know more about the winning couple, click on the photo to read our exclusive interview with Kersten from last year.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. World no. one Henrik von Eckermann and King Edward stretching for the penultimate fence in the jump-off, trying to catch Kersten's leading time.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Even with second on the score board, von Eckermann was all smiles. "Of course I wanted to win, but with how King Edward jumped you can only be happy. Especially with what is coming this season, the World Cup Final and then Paris (Olympic Games) this summer," von Eckermann said.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Peder Fredricson and the 18-year-old Catch Me Not S gave it their best shot in the jump-off. “I wanted to win myself of course but I am happy for Lars. Great rider, great horsemanship, great trainers. It is nice to see the next generation doing so well,” the former world no. one said after ending third.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. 0.01 seconds over the time allowed stopped Brazil's Yuri Mansur and Vitiki from taking part in the jump-off.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Scott Brash and Hello Jefferson delivered a beautiful round, only to catch a single time penalty.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Olivier Robert and Iglesias D.V. cleared the first round track, but had to see a fence fall in the jump-off to finish just outside the podium.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. The agony of having the last fence down after a picture perfect round... Sweden's Jonna Ekberg and Calypso de Beaufour ended 13th, just outside the ribbons.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Johan-Sebastian Gulliksen and Equine America Harwich VDL jumped to a 7th place after an unlucky jump-off.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Rolf-Göran Bengtsson and his impressive Zuccero got a pole down in the triple combination during the first round, but were quick enough to finish 12th.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Pieter Clemens and Emmerton were one of five pairs that ended the difficult course – built by Peter Lundström – on four faults.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Harrie Smolders and Uricas v/d Kattevennen in action.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Amanda Landeblad and For Killy impressed once again, finishing 5th on home soil.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Full focus for Kim Emmen and Imagine; good enough for the 6th place in the end.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. The fantastic crew at Gothenburg Horse Show managed to build the World Cup course in only 25 minutes and also had time to get the audience in the right mood.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Jessica Burke and Nikey HH getting underway in Scandinavium, which had an audience of 12,000 for the World Cup.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Wilma Hellström's Quinti von Hof made a fantastic World Cup debut, clearing all the fences but picking up three time penalties.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Henrik von Eckermann and King Edward jumping through another trademark of Gothenburg Horse Show; the flowers.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Well, age hasn't calmed down Peder Fredricson's Catch Me Not S who at 18 still played around during the prize giving ceremony.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. The top three in the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup in Gothenburg: Lars Kersten and Hallilea, Henrik von Eckermann and King Edward as well as Peder Fredricson and Catch me Not S.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. "Almost nothing beats winning the World Cup here in Gothenburg! It feels a bit unreal," Lars Kersten said after his victory.

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