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Peder FREDRICSON, Swedish Jumping athlete.

FEI ID 10002504
Gender Male
Date of Birth 30/01/1972
Competing for Sweden - SWE
Registration Jumping 2024
Last update 16/05/2023
FEI Database

Jumping 70x70
General Interest
Nicknames Swedish Steel (, 16 Jan 2017)
Hobbies Painting. (, 30 Dec 2021)
Injuries He underwent surgery on his right hand in March 2021 and was unable to ride for several weeks. (, 29 Mar 2021) Pneumonia meant he was unable to compete at the 2017 Gothenburg Horse Show in Sweden. (, 20 Feb 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Focus on what you should do and on your horse and your team, and try to make all the preparations right and deliver on the day." (, 27 Aug 2017)
Awards and honours In 2021 he was presented with the Best Athlete Award by the International Equestrian Federation [FEI]. (, 18 Nov 2021) He and his Swedish national jumping teammates Henrik von Eckermann and Malin Baryard-Johnsson received the 2021 Jerring Award in Sweden. The award is voted on by listeners of Sveriges Radio, who selected the team's gold medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo as the best Swedish sporting performance of the year. He also won the award in 2016 and 2017. (, 18 Jan 2022;, 19 Jan 2018;, 16 Jan 2017) In February 2019 he was presented with the Medal of Honour in Sweden. (, 21 Feb 2019)
Other sports He competed in eventing at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. (SportsDeskOnline, 19 Aug 2016)
Famous relatives His wife Lisen [2000 and 2012] and his older brother Jens [2012] have competed in equestrian jumping at the Olympic Games. (SportsDeskOnline, 14 Mar 2019;, 19 Aug 2016;, 19 Aug 2016)
Other information STABLES He and his wife Lisen own and operate Grevlunda, a jumping stables in Osterlen, Sweden. (Facebook profile, 12 Jun 2021;, 07 Aug 2021;, 02 Apr 2020) GRAPHIC DESIGN He has worked as a graphic designer, and in 2012 he was selected by the International Equestrian Federation [FEI] as the winner of a competition to design pictograms that would represent each of the equestrian disciplines governed by the FEI. He also paints as a hobby, and has sold his prints online. "I think I have my own style a little bit, but I like to have it quite clean and a bit bold. Once you're into it then it's relaxing in a way because you're working and really focused on one thing, and then you can relax the other things. But that's why it doesn't really work to do it when you're on the level I am now competing." (, 30 Dec 2021;, 15 Aug 2021;, 08 Nov 2012) BOOK In 2022 his memoir 'Six Feet Above: Jumping to the Top' was published. "A memoir such as this seems like something someone might do when they are at an endpoint, but I feel as though there is much more to come in my career. It was enjoyable to look back. In equestrian we are always looking forward – the next competition, the next horse. It was nice to sit down and think about all those people and moments. I'm glad that my greatest success has come later in my life. I had quite a late jumping career and only started to become successful at around 40." (, 05 Dec 2022)
Milestones He was part of the team that won Sweden's first team jumping gold medal at the world championships when they were victorious at the 2022 edition of the tournament in Herning, Denmark. (SportsDeskOnline, 07 Feb 2023;, 14 Aug 2022)
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began riding at age three. He switched from eventing to jumping in the early 2000s.
Why this sport? He was born into a family that was interested in horses. He started his career in eventing and later switched to jumping. "I started doing showjumping alongside eventing when I met my wife, who was a showjumper. My brother was also doing showjumping, so I thought it was a good opportunity to develop that part of my career."
Club / Team Osterlens Ridklubb: Sweden
Further Personal Information
Family Wife Lisen, children Carsten, Hjalmar, and Bill
Residence Vitaby, SWE
Occupation Athlete, Business Owner, Coach, Graphical Design, Horse Trainer
Languages English, Swedish