Sweden Names World Equestrian Games Squad

Ludwig Svennerstal and Alexander at Badminton. Photo by Jenni Autry. Ludwig Svennerstal and Alexander at Badminton. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Sweden named seven combinations to its World Equestrian Games squad after some last-minute shake-ups to the team, Chef d’Equipe Staffan Lidbeck announced in a press release yesterday. The Swedish team is as follows:

Viktoria Carlerbäck on Volt af Källstorp

Dag Albert on Tubber Rebel

Anna Hassö on Clover

Anna Hilton on Matrix W

Johan Lundin on Johnny Cash

Malin Petersen on Sofarsogood

Ludwig Svennerstal on Alexander or King Bob

Staffan said the final squad will be named on Aug. 14, though Ludwig announced via Twitter today that Alexander is expected to be named to the main team, with King Bob serving as his reserve horse.

The Swedish team will be without two of its strongest riders this year, as London Olympic individual silver medalist Sara Algottson Ostholt is pregnant and thus unable to compete in Normandy, and Niklas Lindbäck’s Mister Pooh, who was meant to serve as an anchor horse for the Swedish squad, suffered an injury on cross country at Aachen this past weekend.

Frida Anderséns WEG hopeful Herta, who Staffan said he hoped to have on the team, is also injured and unable to compete. Staffan also noted that the sale of Ludwig Svennerstal’s former ride Shamwari 4 to Boyd Martin leaves the squad without a horse that has represented Sweden in past championships.

[Full Press Release]

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