Peder Fredricson Earns Sweden’s Top Sporting Prize
Peder Fredricson & H&M All In, photographed at their home in Grevlunda. Ph. ©Pooya Nabei for NoelleFloyd.com
Olympic show jumping silver medalist Peder Fredricson has won Sweden’s most prestigious sporting prize.
At the Swedish Sports Gala on January 16, 2017, Fredricson was recognized as Best Swedish Male Athlete of 2016. The 44-year-old show jumper earned the honor by a popular vote that put him above the likes of Swedish football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic, golfing sensation Henrik Stenson and rallycross champion Mattias Ekström.
Fredricson’s performance at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games with the 10-year-old SBS gelding H&M All In (Kashmir Van Schuttershof x Andiamo Z) was by many accounts, the most flawless of the entire games. He and All In jumped clear throughout the duration of the Games, coming 2nd to gold medalist Nick Skelton in the jumpoff by just a fraction of a second.
Fredricson was joined by his wife, Lisen Fredricson, and many supporters at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm on Monday night for the black tie awards ceremony.
“Wow… to stand here in the Globe and with the Jerring Prize is unbelievable. This award shows how big riding is in our country,” said Fredricson in his acceptance speech. “I share this prize with my horse All In. He is a horse that is out of the ordinary. I was not prepared for this, I am very grateful to everyone who supported me and it means a lot to all of equestrianism. I hope this will inspire young riders continue to aim high.”
Fredricson was featured on the cover of the NOELLE FLOYD Magazine Fall 2016 issue. Click here to read more about the Swedish star in our revealing, in depth interview, “The Magnetism of Peder Fredricson.