• Henrik von Eckermann
  • Competing for: Sweden
  • From: Riesenbeck
  • Age: 39

Henrik von Eckermann was the only one of three brothers whom their mother could enthuse with the riding bug; he began riding at 14. “My mum always had horses at the back of the house, we used to take them for hacks,” he says. Henrik's mother once took him to an international competition in Gotheburg, Sweden. He was very impressed with the show jumpers and he thought that it was something he could do.

Henrik's breakthrough came when he started training with the Swedish Olympic rider Peder Fredricson. Henrik won a Young Riders European Team Silver medal with Chess when he was in his final year of Young Riders.  

At 22, Henrik started training at the Ludger Beerbaum Stables in Riesenbeck. He has been a member of Beerbaum team since 2002. 

Fast Facts

Competed in the 2009 European Championships

5th individually 2011 European Championships with Coupe de Coeur 2 

Competed in the 2012 London Olympics

2013 European Championship Team Bronze medallist with Gotha FRH

8th individually 2013 FEI World Cup Final with Gotha FRH

2013 Estoril GCT Grand Prix winner with Gotha FRH

2014 LGCT Chantilly Grand Prix Silver medallist with Cantinero

2014 LGCT Valkenswaard Grand Prix Silver medallist with Gotha FRH

Competed at the 2014 World Championships