“The Coolest Moment”: Equestrian Community Pours Affection on Swedish Horse Show Victor

Published 12/04/2023, 4:15 PM EST

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The CSI4* 1.55m Grand Prix in Stockholm, Sweden, saw an edge-of-the-seat spectacle as the most challenging jumping class of the show commenced. At the H&M Grand Prix, CSI 4*, seventeen equestrian riders battled it out in the initial round. This then saw six horse and rider duos make it to the jump-offs. And the top three riders of the night made it to the podium, two of whom had double-clears.

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At the Friends Arena, two Swedes took the podium in first and third place, while the Netherlands claimed the second spot. As the night culminated in a smashing finish, the equestrian community poured out affection and love on the Swedish victor of the H&M Grand Prix, CSI 4*.

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In an Instagram post by Petronella Andersson, who delivered a resonating performance at the H&M Grand Prix, CSI 4*, shared a heartwarming victory message with her thousands of followers. Posting an eight-image carousel post with highlights from the night, she wrote, Looking back to a very special Sunday afternoon, @swehorseshow. There are many people behind this victory. First of all, thank you, Odina, for always having my back!and even thanked the team behind her horse, Odina, and her friends, family, and sponsors.

Sunday night saw Petronella Andersson and Odina finish with double-clears in a time of 36.48. Harrie Smolders and Deesse de Kerglenn of the Netherlands came in second with a time of 36.68. And the third spot was clinched by Peder Fredricson and Hansson WL, also of Sweden, with a time of 38.95. The heartfelt post by Petronella Andersson had fans from all corners of the country and the world showcase their admiration for the winning duo.

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Equestrian community gushes over Petronella Andersson and Odina’s win

Equestrian fans and enthusiasts quickly took to the comment section to express their admiration for Petronella Andersson and Odina. One fan wrote, “Helgens häftigaste ögonblick,” which translates to, “The coolest moment of the weekend.” Another thrilled fan expressed, “Wow, det var så flot” which means, “Wow, that was so nice.”

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Another fan gushed with admiration for the duo, saying, “So well deserved. Enjoy the moment and then on to the next”. “Så kul att vi fick uppleva din vinst på plats” translating to “So fun that we got to experience your win on the spot,” said another fan.

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Odina van Klapscheut, her mare, gave its performance at the H&M Grand Prix, CSI 4*. Petronella Andersson, proud of her horse, shared, “This was her first 4* Grand Prix. I know that she’s quick by herself, so I just had to follow the plan.”

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Christaline Meyers

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Hello there! I'm Christaline Meyers, a Olympics Sports Writer for Essentially Sports. As an ardent lover of the sporting world, I've found my home in the dazzling world of Gymnastics, where elegance meets athleticism in gravity-defying routines. But my passion doesn't stop there; I'm a sports enthusiast with a taste for the wild waves of surfing, the adrenaline rush of Alpine Skiing, and the street-smart moves of skateboarding.
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