Lövsta Future Challenge
LÖVSTA FUTURE CHALLENGE
Under the banner Lövsta Future Challenge, the sponsor Lövsta Stuteri, has a clear and strong vision to support Swedish equestrian sport and create a broader base of Grand Prix combinations in jumping and dressage. During Gothenburg Horse Show 2020 Lövsta Future Challenge is active with a dedicated class for talented young jumping horses and a special tour for U25 riders participating in the international classes in dressage and jumping.
The LFC Jumping classes is devided in Young horses and U25 and the finals takes place during Gothenburg Horse Show. LCF International Dressage consist one Grand Prix and one Kür.
LÖVSTA FUTURE CHALLENGE INTERNATIONAL DRESSAGE
During Gothenburg Horse Show 2020 is two new international dressage classes for U25 riders introduced. It is the first time international U25 dressage riders get the chance to ride in the grand arena Scandinavium.
The international U25 riders will compete in Lövsta Future Challenge Grand Prix class on Wednesday and will there again meet in the Lövsta Future Challenge Kür on Friday. This year’s U25-rider that will get their ticket to Gothenburg Horse Show are born between 1995 and 2004.
The dressage tests is broadly on the same degree of difficulty as Grand Prix but slightly lower demands on number of steps in the piaffe and the half-pass is ridden in trot in the U25 programs.
LÖVSTA FUTURE CHALLENGE JUMPING U25
For the fifth time Lövsta Future Challenge launches a new season 2019/2020 for U25 riders. Many of the former U25 riders, seniors under 25, participating in LFC are today established internationally as riders. Names like Erica Swartz, Jonna Ekberg and Evelina Tovek with lots of international success act as living proof of the successful concept of LFC U25. That is one of the main goals of Lövsta Future Challenge; to inspire and develop young talent towards an international competition career.
This year’s U25-rider that will get their ticket to Gothenburg Horse Show are born between 1995 and 2004. The riders gather ranking points during three qualifying meetings during autumn and winter season. In Scandinavium they will compete against all the international top riders present in the classes open for start, no world cup starts but the rest is up for grabs. The U25 rider that collects the most points during Gothenburg Horse Show is declared winner of Lövsta Future Challenge Jumping U25. Don’t know who’s who – look out for the characteristic green arm band with the LFC logo on worn by all U25 riders in the arena.
LÖVSTA FUTURE CHALLENGE JUMPING YOUNG HORSES
In Gothenburg eleven of Sweden’s best 7-year-old jumpers meet ten competitors from abroad ridden by international riders. In three rounds you will see the up-and-coming four-legged stars on the brink of international breakthrough in front of a jammed packed Scandinavium.
The set-up, with qualifications during the horses 6-year-old season, is meant to inspire riders and horse owners to continue their efforts towards an international career. It serves as an exciting experience for the whole team surrounding the young horse. The amazing and tangible atmosphere in Scandinavium helps the young horses prepare and develop for even greater achievements on the international jumping arenas.
The Swedish combinations have qualified for the final through three main competitions; “Champion of the youngsters”, “Breeders Trophy” and “SWB Stallion Trophy”. In total eleven horses are qualified for Lövsta Future Challenge Jumping young horses
Meet & great for the breeders
Lövsta Future Challenge feels strongly about Swedish breeding and chooses in cooperation with Gothenburg Horse Show to invite all the breeders of the Swedish bred horses to follow the final on front row seats. Hopefully this initiative will help motivate breeders to continue to contribute to the future of Swedish equestrian jumping sport.
Ticket through “Champion of the Youngsters”
Hästkullens DiMarabou (SWB, by Diarado-Indoctro, bred by Ulrika Andersson), rider Pontus Westergren
Casanova Hästak 1359 (approved stallion in SWB, by Cosmeo-Diamant de Semilly, bred by Carsten Carstensen), rider André Brandt
Fiore Bella SN (Holst, by Cachas-Cassinis I, bred by Thomas Gerd Grüen), rider Johanna Wall
Mr Vain GJ 1324 (approved stallion in SWB, by Diarado-Lavirco, bred by Gustaf Johansson), rider Victoria Almgren
Daiquiri CC (SWB, by Daquar CC-Casall, bred CC Holsteiner Breeding), rider Sissela Smith
Ticket through “Breeders Trophy”
Copernicus (SWB, by Camaro M-Cortus, bred by Peter Lindgren), rider Sofia Farman
Ulla Bella Hästak (SWB, by Bonaparte Z-Dirco Hästak, bred by Hästak AB), rider Sofia Farman
Diarado’s Rose ELiTH (SWB, by Diarado-Cardento, bred by Lisa, Emma, Kjell-Åke Thim), rider Magnus Jacobson
Hot Stuff (SWB, by HipHop-Cardento, bred by Stall Rambron AB o Kumlatofta E&C AB), rider Johanna SällKarlsson
MWJ La Bella Ragazza (SWB, by Cartier -Landlord, bred by Therese Jensen och Anette Martinsson), rider Caroline Persson
Ticket through “SWB Stallion Trophy”
Ike 1348 (approved stallion in SWB, by Zavall VDL-Carthino Z, bred by Gustaf Johansson), rider Victoria Almgren
For more information regarding Lövsta Future Challenge visit their web site http://lovstafuturechallenge.se