Making it to the top in equestrian sport depends on so many parts of the puzzle. It's an art and takes a bit of luck to get everything right on the day. When you do get it right, it's so rewarding. For me, the real purpose of a goal is what it makes of you as a human being while you pursue it. Who you become as a person is the ultimate reward.

Who is Alex

About Alex
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    (A selection of imagery)
Home Base

Home Base

Home Base

Stables

Springfield Farm North (Sweden) and Springfield Farm South (Wellington) has been our base for the last three years.

To be based in Wellington, US, during the winter season provides a great base for training an competing and keeping both men and horses at top condition.

Since the Winter Equestrian Festival provides multiple shows and classes every day, it enables horses at any age to compete at their exact level for the purpose of growing their experience, developing their talent and taking them to the next level. The horses will learn more in these three months than what they would learn in half a year or even a year in Europe.

Being based i US during the winter is not only perfect from a training and showing perspective, but also for business purposes, Wellington is like the Wall street of equestrian sports. It’s probably the most competitive environment in the world of showjumping  in terms of sport and business, so if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.

Moving to Sweden for the sumer season, means bringing a fit and competitive string of horses ready for the European show season back from US.
Springfield Farm, Sweden, is the base for the sumer. Close to the continent, to Copenhagen airport and to big shows in the European region which is the heart of the Equestrian sports during the sumer.

Vision and Values

Vision and Values

Vision and Values

Why Riding is much more than just a sport

All my life I have trained, studied and modeled the very best of my industry and other industries. By using what I have and what I’ve created, I’m achieving more and more goals and getting closer and closer to the top of the sport. But no matter how corny it sounds, if you want to be the best, you really have to believe that the sky is the limit! It’s like trying to imagine that the universe really is eternal! Because it doesn’t matter how much you have achieved, it seems you will never have enough, be good enough or perfect enough. It’s a never ending process. Medals, money and trophies are material, but it’s the road to success that really counts and gives you fulfillment.

Everyday I’m out there improving and innovating to achieve my goals and visions. I’m improving my riding, getting better horses, growing my business, getting owners, getting endorsements, empowering my team, improving my fitness, improving my mental strength, researching what’s be best food, what’s the best training system etc. to get to the top of my sport.

 

”Success is not about your resources, it’s about how resourceful you are with what you have”

– Tony Robbins

Competition is good for you and helps you push yourself further, but in the end, it’s gotta be about you because you can always be better than you were yesterday, regardless of what your competitors do or what anyone has ever done before you.

Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time and man of many, many records said; ”I always wanted to be the first Michael Phelps”.

For the sport of showjumping I believe the future is bright and I would like to bring it to where it becomes worldwide known. Imagine if showjumping riders were worldwide household names, imagine if showjumping was broadcasted on NBC, imagine if CNN showed highlights from major competitions, imagine if riders got million dollar endorsements… That’s something I’ve always envisioned and a vision I hope will be a reality one day”

  • The Team
  • Aisling
    Manager
  • Victoria
    Groom
  • The Team
Aisling

Aisling

Aisling

Head of operations

Aisling is Head of Operations. Managing shows, planning, travel, orders and being the head of the staff she manages the Springfield Equestrian business.

Being the CEO and owner of  Springfield Showjumpers AB for 30 years, training, producing and trading horses internationally, she is a backbone in the team and a great support in business as well in as in the daily operations.

” It is not a myth that people who work together can achieve lot more, than doing things self. I know that my team is one of my success factors and that they all play a major role for how far I will reach. The word “team” has a meaning, who I believe in; Together Everyone Achieve Miracles.”

 

  • Moments
    of happiness
  • Horses
    A selection of showhorses below

About Alex

Bergkamp

Born: 2006
Sex: Gelding
Studbook: SWB
Pedigree: Indoctro - Gran Corrado
Owner/Breeder: Owner: Nordväst Projekt AB / Breeder: R. Krul
Former rider: Tiffany Ling-Vannerus
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Canora

Born: 2002
Sex: Mare
Studbook: BWB
Pedigree: Baloubet du Rouet - Renville
Owner/Breeder: Owner: Eva Björklund / Breeder: Ronald Joosen
Former rider: Julie Andrews, UK
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Zidane

Born: 2004
Sex: Gelding
Studbook: KWPN
Pedigree: Sam R - Calvados
Owner/Breeder: Springfield Show AB / Breeder: P. Heijligers
Former rider: Ali Wolff
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Flecu

Born: 2004
Sex: Gelding
Studbook: HANN
Pedigree: Hip Hop-Flamingo
Owner/Breeder: Breeder: Caroline Jacobsson
Former rider: Emma Odervall
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Avon 1177

Born: 2004
Sex: Stallion
Studbook: SWB
Pedigree: Quidam de Revel - Cortez
Owner/Breeder: Owner / Breeder: PVRT Equestrian AB
Former rider: Jens Fredricson
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Cafino

Born: 2003
Sex: Gelding
Studbook: SWB
Pedigree: Cardento - Roderik
Owner/Breeder: Owner: Victoria Colvin / Breeder: Birgitta och Anders Nilsson
Former rider: Alexander Zetterman
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Cassunta Z

Born: 2006
Sex: Mare
Studbook: KWPN
Pedigree: Cassinius Z - Krunch de Breve
Owner/Breeder: Owner: Springfield Show AB / Breeder: N. Wouters-vd Oudenweijer
Former rider: Miranda Harrington
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for sale

Bergkamp

Born: 2006
Sex: Gelding
Studbook: SWB
Pedigree: Indoctro - Gran Corrado
Owner/Breeder: Owner: Nordväst Projekt AB / Breeder: R. Krul
Former rider: Tiffany Ling-Vannerus

Bergkamp came to our stables in May 2014 and has been a great addition to our team of horses. He’s got exceptional gaits, mobility, technique, lightness, rideability, everything you want in a modern sporthorse. He’s a clear round machine and always puts on an exhibition whether in the ring or at home over a crosspole! For me, he’s a pure pleasure to ride and as close to perfection as it gets for a jumping horse!

Canora

Born: 2002
Sex: Mare
Studbook: BWB
Pedigree: Baloubet du Rouet - Renville
Owner/Breeder: Owner: Eva Björklund / Breeder: Ronald Joosen
Former rider: Julie Andrews, UK

Canora came to us from England in 2011, after a successful career with Julie Andrews. She’s one of my best horses I’ve had in my career, a real winning machine and ultra rapid against the clock! She’s a horse very close to my heart, as she’s a real trier, always gives you everything she has, and loves to compete! She’s got a winner’s mentality, she doesn’t like to walk in second to a prize giving but stands completely still if she’s first and got a winning rug on her. Loves her treats, preferably polos, but doesn’t enjoy being hugged and patted that much, although we think she does but she doesn’t want to admit it..!

Zidane

Born: 2004
Sex: Gelding
Studbook: KWPN
Pedigree: Sam R - Calvados
Owner/Breeder: Springfield Show AB / Breeder: P. Heijligers
Former rider: Ali Wolff

Zidane came to our stables during the Wellington circuit 2014 and has been my third horse in the team after Cafino and Flecu. He’s a super fast horse, very careful with a sometimes very funny technique as he sometimes stretches out his frontlegs forward in the air like ’’Superman’’. He’s got a funny character, he’s a very happy horse and if he was a human he would be a professional actor, in the stall he will be looking very happy and ears forward and next minute he’s got a cross look in his face, but we all know he’s just trying to look like he’s angry but he’s actually really happy and wants to play the angry game!

Flecu

Born: 2004
Sex: Gelding
Studbook: HANN
Pedigree: Hip Hop-Flamingo
Owner/Breeder: Breeder: Caroline Jacobsson
Former rider: Emma Odervall

Flecu is my first horse in the stable and has been at Springfield Farm since October 2010. He was very successful as a young horse, he won a lot of classes as a seven year old and topped 2011 with a win in the 7 year old championships in Falsterbo. Last year was a vey successful year with Flecu, took many top placings in Wellington, Geesteren, Falsterbo and Dublin. He’s a horse with a wonderful character, and he’s the star in the stable but just the same – being a Swedish bred one could say that he’s the epitome of Swedish ’’lagom”, he’s moderate in his way of being and doesn’t go to the extremes. But just when you think like that, he will remind you every now and then with a few kicks or scraping on the boxdoor who is the boss!

Avon 1177

Born: 2004
Sex: Stallion
Studbook: SWB
Pedigree: Quidam de Revel - Cortez
Owner/Breeder: Owner / Breeder: PVRT Equestrian AB
Former rider: Jens Fredricson

Avon is a new addition to our team, although I rode him as a four and five year old at the stallion performace test in 2009, where he was approved as a stallion in Sweden. He’s since been competing with my brother, Daniel and Jens Fredricson. It’s one of those horses you look forward to riding because he’s so nice to ride and deal with. He is a very cool horse and aways up for the task, whether it’s a speed class, derby class or Grand Prix. I’m looking forward to see how far we can go!

Cafino

Born: 2003
Sex: Gelding
Studbook: SWB
Pedigree: Cardento - Roderik
Owner/Breeder: Owner: Victoria Colvin / Breeder: Birgitta och Anders Nilsson
Former rider: Alexander Zetterman

Cafino came to our stables in September 2013 and on the day one year later we went to the World Championships. That basically tells you all about what fairytale story it’s been with this horse. Cafino is without doubt the horse that has meant most for me and my career. He really made me believe time after time that I could do anything, jump clear in any Grand Prix in the world, go faster than what’s possible and get on one of the best national teams in the world. When you have a horse like him in your stable, it makes you and all the other horses raise their level, it’s kind of magic! Now he’s sold to the USA and will be competing with young Victoria Colvin and he has a great home which is very important for me. It was a very tough time to let him go as you ought to think that this might have been the horse of your life.

Cassunta Z

Born: 2006
Sex: Mare
Studbook: KWPN
Pedigree: Cassinius Z - Krunch de Breve
Owner/Breeder: Owner: Springfield Show AB / Breeder: N. Wouters-vd Oudenweijer
Former rider: Miranda Harrington

Cassunta came to our stables in July 2013 from Holland. She’s a classic model of a jumping horse with a classic jumping style. As you can tell from her breeding, she’s got the roundness, scope, rideability and elasticity from her sire Cassinius and the blood, engine, mind and quirkiness from her french dam Krunch de Breve. I have been showing her in 1.45m-1.50m classes as an eight year old and she’s proven to be a very mature and brave horse at a very early stage at this level. One of her specialities is against the clock as she can leave out strides on the lines and turns quickly back again.

success in numbers
  • 15
    senior
    Nations Cups
  • 10
    European and
    World Championships
  • 19228
    successful
    shows
  • 1
    overall
    vision

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