790 21 Bjursås
+46(0)73-068 73 70
Name: Annelie Eriksson
Born: June 9th 1988
Lives: Bjursås, Sweden
Motto: “What doesn’t kill you, strengthens you”
“Take the gold grains from what has been, act on what happens now and
equip for the future”
Interests: Train horses, friends and sport in general
Role models: Gunde Svan and Charlotte Kalla
I live in Bjursås, a community that is situated20 km north of Falun.
Bjursås has the perfect training conditions for endurance riding. Horses have always been a part of my life. As I also happen to like sports, endurance riding proved to be a perfect combination of these two interests.
I was practically born on horseback and tried galloping for the first time when I was two years old (nice horse who trotted from mum to dad). I was lent my first pony when I was five and my first real own pony when I was six
When I started competing at the age of seven, it was not only endurance riding. Up until 18 years old I competed in dressage, ponygalopp, western riding and gymkhana. But then endurance took over more and more. It was a harder effort and tougher training for endurance which made it difficult to combine everything.
Today I am part of the Swedish national endurance team. My goal is to win the European and World Championships in Endurance. I am truly passionate about this sport and I do all I can to develop myself as a trainer/coach and competition rider. I want this sport to expand and become big in Sweden.