A PRIVATE CHAT WITH...

HENRIK VON ECKERMANN

WHEN WAS YOUR VERY FIRST EQUESTRIAN COMPETITION?
I was very young and it was so long ago I can't remember exactly! My mother once took me to the Gothenburg International Horse Show and at that very moment I knew I really wanted to do horse riding for a living, and that it was my passion. 

WHAT HAS BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR CAREER?
The latest highlight was ranking 3rd in the World Cup Final in Omaha with Mary Lou. This year It was the biggest achievement so far.

IF YOU HAD NOT GONE INTO HORSE RIDING, WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE DONE?
I always knew I would have a career in showjumping but otherwise I love sports and I think I would have gone into ice hockey.

YOU TRAVEL A LOT. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CITY?
I really enjoy Rome.

WHICH OBJECT DO YOU ALWAYS KEEP WITH YOU?
My phone!

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE ATHLETE?
I think Usain Bolt is one of the best athletes of all times. He is very impressive and challenging, always breaking the records. I admire his sporting career.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PIECE OF MUSIC?
I listen to all kinds of music.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION?

I don't really have time for holidays but when I do, I like going to Dubai for its impressive landscapes and weather.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FILM?
I don't really have a favorite but I prefer to watch thrillers.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TV SHOW?

Unfortunately, I don't watch much TV in general.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COCKTAIL?
Caipirinha.

HOW DO YOU SPEND YOUR IDEAL SUNDAY (WHEN YOU ARE NOT IN A SHOW JUMPING EVENT)?

I use my free time to workout a little and then just relax.

WHAT IS YOUR EVERYDAY CAR? AND YOUR DREAM CAR?

My everyday car is an Audi and my dream car would be an Aston Martin DBS.

INTERVIEW & PHOTOS BY JESSICA RODRIGUES

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