Watch Indoor Eventing at the Sweden International Horse Show

2017 Sweden International Horse Show Indoor Eventing winner Louise Svensson Jähde (SWE). Photo courtesy of Sweden International Horse Show.

‘Tis the season for indoor eventing! European eventers don’t have an Aiken or Ocala to retreat to in the winter months, so they have to make their own fun-in-the-not-sun. While we wait impatiently for this to become “a thing” here in the States, we can at least keep up with the action live from Europe thanks to growing live stream coverage.

The latest class we can watch from afar is Thursday’s Indoor Eventing at the Sweden International Horse Show, taking place Nov. 29-Dec. 2 in Stockholm. Sixteen riders representing four teams will face off over a fast-paced course. The roster:

Team United Kingdom
Ros Canter
Fiona Kashel
Alice Pearson
Georgie Strang

Team Germany 
Ingrid Klimke
Andreas Ostholt
Peter Thomsen
Jan Matthias

Team Sweden
Niklas Lindbäck
Anna Freskgård
Malin Josefsson
Hanna Berg

Team Australia / New Zealand
Lissa Green
Bill Levett
Lucy Jackson
Jesse Campbell

Ingrid Klimke and Parmenides at the Sweden International Horse Show in 2017. Photo courtesy of the Sweden International Horse Show.

That’s a star-studded field. EN’s pick for the one-to-beat: Ingrid Klimke with her mount Parmenides, who won the class here in 2015 and finished second in 2017. Ingrid and the 14-year-old Trakehner gelding (Sir Chamberlain x Praedestina, by Habicht), owned by his breeders Marion and Eric Gottschalk, are hot off an indoor derby win at Stuttgart German Masters just two weeks ago — watch a replay of their smoking-fast round here. “It’s such a well-designed course, great fun to ride,” Ingrid says of indoor eventing at Sweden International.

2014 winner Niklas Lindbäck will also be on the hunt for a repeat win.

The class takes place on Thursday, Nov. 27 from 14:30-16:30 local time (10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST). Watch the live stream here. The price for the service is 89 SEK ($9.77 USD) per day or 259 SEK ($28.44 USD) for a full event pass. Worth it? There’s an Icelandic Horse World Cup on Friday, just putting that out there!

Sweden International Horse Show: Website, Schedule, Live Stream