Von Eckermann and King Edward make it a dream double

On a tense and thrilling evening of great sport, world number one, Sweden’s Henrik von Eckermann, steered the great King Edward to a second successive victory at the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Final 2024 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia tonight. 

Compatriot Peder Fredricson slipped one place to third with a fence down with Catch Me Not S in today’s opening round of the third and last competition which opened the door for flying Frenchman Julien Epaillard who never put a foot wrong in the closing stages with Dubai du Cedre to snatch second spot.

Von Eckermann made history as the first Swedish rider ever to take the coveted World Cup title twelve months ago in Omaha, USA and, having established the lead from the outset at this year’s Final, the incredible horse-and-rider combination could not be stopped once again.


FEI Press Release by L.Parkes
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