Marina Mattsson Honoured at 2013 Swedish Riders' Gala

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 20:49
Swedish Dressage News

Swedish Young Rider team member and Under 25 Grand Prix rider Marina Mattsson was the biggest dressage award winner at the 2013 Swedish Riders Gala held in Stockholm last month.

The 19-year old Mattsson, who already works as a professional dressage rider at Patrik Hannell's equestrian centre, was named "Tomorrow's Star" in dressage at the Gala.

The Heberg based rider won the 2013 Nordic Baltic Championships for Young Riders and was the best Swedish rider at the 2013 European Young Riders Championships. She also made her mark at Grand Prix level in the Under 25 classes at events including the 2013 European Dressage Championships. She placed second in the 2013 Swedish Under 25 Championship in Stockholm.

Mattsson's Young Riders horse, the 8-year old grey gelding Cassio (by Conteur x Calato), owned by Patrik Hannell, was proclaimed "Tomorrow's Dressage Horse" being the most promising FEI dressage horse in Sweden.

Marina was also nominated for the Comet of the Year award, but this was won by Swedish eventer Frida Andersen.

Photo © Astrid Appels

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