Second Educational Seminar in Sweden for the Young Riders Academy second edition

7 September- The young Riders Academy consists in the organization of a riding academy dedicated to young talents. The program has been developed by Athenaeum – a non-profit association founded by a group of professionals with a passion for horses – under the patronage of the European Equestrian Federation and with the cooperation of the International Jumping Riders Club. Rolex, the world’s leading Swiss watch brand, has joined from the start as the project’s main sponsor for a multi-year contract.

The  selected athletes are attending in Sweden a tailor made, educational seminar.

The program is developed over few days, during which riders will address topics such as Communication, Mental Coaching as well as several fundamental aspects of Veterinary in showjumping.

The official programme will be as follow:

Monday, September 7th

Welcome and settling in at the Thottska Villa, the Swedish Federation “hotel”

Tuesday, September 8th

Short presentation of Stömsholm

Jumping 3-year olds on the loose, what´s good and what’s bad     Jens Fredricsson

Economy for a professional stable      Jens Fredricsson, Sven Holmberg and Johan Jonsson


FEI and IJRC                                                                  Eleonora Ottaviani and Sven Holmberg

Driving horses on a long rein and driving pairs                              Jens Fredricsson

End of second day sessions

Wednesday, September 9th

Transfer to Uppsala and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Welcome to a modern “Equine University”                                    Prof Göran Dahlin

Lameness diagnostics and horse physiology                                Prof Lars Roepsdorff


More on equine locomotion                                                          Prof Lars Roepsdorff

Doping and medication testing in practice                                      DVM PhD Peter Kallings

Visit to SVA Laboratory, Analysis of Samples for prohibited Substances

Final discussions, end of third day sessions

Thursday, September 10th

Visit to the offices of the Swedish Federation

A National Equestrian Federation                                                Secr. Gen. Carina Sjöberg

The Federation and the sport                                                      Sport Dir. Wiveka Lundh

Media and the Federation                                             Lotta Amneståhl and Sarah Thunholm


How to protect your body when riding                                          Prof. Håvard Engell

End of fourth day sessions and travel to Stockholm                      Sven Holmberg

Friday, September 11th

Sightseeing in Stockholm


End of fifth day session