Sweden’s olympic rider Malin Baryard-Johnsson and her grey mare, H&M Second Chance, took first place in Provincie Noord-Holland’s 1.45m class. It was an exciting competition as top riders fought for the podium. At lightning speed, Baryard-Johnsson and H&M Second Chance expertly maneuvered the course and finished with 60.51 seconds on the clock. Baryard-Johnsson finished the jump-off with an unbeatable 28.34 seconds with last night’s champion, Simon Delestre, not far behind at 28.94 seconds.

“This horse is a horse I’ve had since she was five so I know her inside and out. She has won a lot, she is a super fast horse and she is so competitive. She has the biggest heart of them all. She really loves to jump.” With plans for the LGCT this year we can keep an eye out for this talented duo.

1. Malin Baryard-Johnsson (SWE) – H&M Second Chance, 28.34 sec.
2. Simon Delestre (FRA) – Uccello de Will, 28.94 sec.
3. Niels Bruynseels (BEL) – Utamaro D Ecaussines, 29,61 sec