Swedish rider claims first World Cup jumping win

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Swedish rider claims first World Cup jumping win

Henrik von Eckermann secured his first win in the Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping series in the eighth leg of the 2012/2013 Western European League at Mechelen in Belgium.

From a starting field of 40, nine riders made it into the second-round jump-off in which Henrik demonstrated the qualities that first saw Ludger Beerbaum offer him the opportunity to join his team nine years ago. 

The Swedish rider rode Madeleine Winter-Schulze’s mare, Gotha FRH, to success over a jump-off course. "I hope to keep the ride on her for a while now!", said Henrik of the 11-year-old mare which has been campaigned by Beerbaum in recent years.

"These are my first points, so I have to get some more to get to the final. I always liked Gotha, and to be honest I’m more of a "mares" rider anyway!" he said.  "When she’s on my side she does a bit extra for me!"

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