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SwedenLudwig Svennerstal

Country: Ireland

Age: 23

Ludwig who is based in the UK near Aylesbury was a member of the Swedish team for London 2012 where he finished 20th (Shamwari).

Ludwig was formerly based at the Yorkshire Riding Centre for four-years during which time he progressed from competing at the Young Rider Europeans in 2010 to competing in his first 4* in just over 12 months under the tutelage of Christopher Bartle with whom he still trains.

King Bob, owned by the rider, is 15-year-old by the Thoroughbred King of Siam (a son of Habitat). He was produced to 4* level by British rider Michael Owen, who also competes here.

Shamwari, owned by the rider, is an 11-year-old registered Hanoverian by the German-based Thoroughbred Star Regent (the damsire of Butts Leon). He is out of Donnica by the Hanoverian Der Clou. Shamwari is the younger full brother to 4* eventer St Daniel ridden by New Zealander Megan Heath.


  • 2013 – Gatcombe CIC3* 11th King Bob, 14th Shamwari
  • 2013 – Luhmuhlen CCI4* 11th King Bob
  • 2012 – London OG 20th Shamwari
  • 2011 – Pau CCI4* 37th King Bob
  • 2011 – Blair Castle CH-EU-Y-C2* 21st Shamwari
  • 2011 – Burghley CCI4* El King Bob
  • 2011 – Bramham U25 CCI*** 11th King Bob
  • 2011 – Chatsworth CIC*** 5th Alexander, 10th Shamwari 4
  • 2011 – Burnham Market CIC*** 2nd Shamwari 4
  • 2010 – Pardubice CH-EU-YRC2* 19th King Bob
  • 2008 – Thirlstane CH-EU-J-C1* 22nd Thelma
  • 2007 – Avenches CH-EU-J-C1* 16th Thelma

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