Profiles

  • Rolf-Göran Bengtsson
  • Competing for: Sweden
  • From: Breitenburg
  • Age: 54

An individual Olympic Silver Medal winner, Rolf was originally educated to work as a mechanic, and combined this job with riding horses for nine years.

In 1986, horses became his full-time job and ten years later he left Sweden to work with Jan Tops in Holland, where he stayed until he and his business partner Bo Kristofferson moved to Breitenburg in 2003. Rolf had a sponsor relationship with Stud La Silla that came to an end early 2013. He then began riding for Lego-owner Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen’s team Stutteri Ask.

His motto of ‘always try to do your best’. Rolf is a regular on the Swedish international team and has represented his country in four Olympic Games, four World Championships, seven European Championships and qualified for and impressive nine FEI World Cup Finals. Rolf was Sweden's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games, London

His best-loved horses have been Tepic La Silla, Ninja La Silla, Casall ASK, Pialotta and Mac Kinley.

He considers Global Champions Tour to be ‘very high quality shows’ and is looking forward to competing this year. 

Fast Facts

Competed in the 1994, 2006 and 2010 World Championships

Competed in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics with Paradiso

Competed in 1999, 2007 and 2009 European Championships

2001 European Individual Bronze and Team Silver medallist with Pialotta

2004 Olympic Team Silver medallist with Mac Kinley

2008 Olympic Individual Silver medallist with Ninja La Silla

2011 European Champion with Ninja La Silla

Competed in the 2012 London Olympics with Casall ASK

2013 European Team Bronze medallist with Casall Ask 

5th 2013 FEI World Cup Final with Casall Ask and Quitero Ask

4th Individually in the 2014 World Championships with Casall ASK

2014 LGCT Doha Grand Prix winner with Casall ASK

2014 LGCT Antwerp Grand Prix Silver medallist with Casall ASK

2014 LGCT Monaco Grand Prix Silver medallist with Casall ASK

2014 LGCT Chantilly Grand Prix winner with Casall ASK

2015 LGCT Hamburg Grand Prix Bronze medallist with Casall ASK

2015 LGCT Cannes Grand Prix Silver medallist with Casall ASK

2015 LGCT London Grand Prix winner with Casall ASK

2015 LGCT Rome Grand Prix winner with Casall ASK

2015 LGCT Doha Grand Prix Bronze medallist with Casall ASK

2015 LGCT Champion of Champions Bronze medallist

2016 LGCT Grand Prix of Antwerp Bronze Medallist with Casall ASK

2016 LGCT Grand Prix of Paris winner with Casall ASK

2016 LGCT Grand Prix of Valkenswaard winner with Casall ASK