Quotes after the World Cup in Gothenborg

Quotes after the World Cup in Gothenborg
The final World Cup qualifier of the Western European League concluded with a home win for Henrik Von Eckermann in Sweden. Here are the quotes


Tomas Torgersen, Show Director Gothenburg: “It has been a great week with a variety of disciplines, and I’d like to thank Henrik for reminding us why we do this every year!”


John Roche, FEI Jumping Director: Congratulations to Henrik for his great win and to the horse’s owner Karl Schneider. Our thanks also go to the Organising Committee, to the presenting sponsors ATG and of course to Longines without whom none of this would happen.”


Henrik Von Eckermann SWE (1st): I’m new at running my own business, I have 12 horses in my yard now, and the girls at home have been working extremely hard and the great results I’ve had this week are thanks to them. I’m very happy with fourth position in the final standings, this will be good for my draw at the Final.”


Henrik Von Eckermann SWE (1st): Asked about his chances of taking the Longines FEI World Cup™ title in Omaha next month - “No I don’t think it will be this year, my horse is still very inexperienced. With this horse the first time I jumped her clear and then I rode to win and it all went wrong. So I slowed down again and took time to give her experience, for once in my life I am using my head!”


Henrik Von Eckermann SWE (1st): Talking about plans for his horses over the coming months: “I’m going to Doha on Wednesday, then to Herning in Denmark with other horses. Mary Lou will go to Paris and then Omaha.”


Peter Lundstrom, course designer: “At first I was worried about so many early clear rounds but I was quite satisfied at the end.”