• Catie Staszak

Still No. 1: Peder Fredricson is Riding a Wave



Peder Fredricson (SWE) All In. Photo: FEI / Arnd Bronkhorst


Peder Fredricson (SWE) got his long-overdue Olympic gold medal when H&M All In (Kashmir van Schuttershof x Andiamo Z) anchored Sweden to a dominant victory in the postponed Tokyo Olympic Games last July.


He hasn’t lost much since.


Fredricson is the World’s top ranked rider for the eighth consecutive month, riding a wave that carried on from Tokyo to an individual bronze medal at the 2021 European Championships with Catch Me Not S (Cardento 933 x Ramiro’s Son). It has been quality over quantity for Fredricson; he has attended just six shows since Tokyo—nearly all of them five-star events or Championships.


Prixview broke down the numbers that have carried the notable horseman to the top of the World:


Since and including the Tokyo Olympic Games, Fredricson has averaged just 4 faults in international competition, with 10 different horses. It is clear, however, that H&M All In and Catch Me Not S are in a league of their own. Both mounts are averaging a finish position of 12 since the Olympic Games, meaning at the moment, they are all but guaranteed to finish in the money, even at the most prestigious of events.


More remarkably, both horses are averaging less than a rail each time they go in the ring. Catch Me Not S has averaged just 3 faults since last July, while H&M All In is averaging an even more impressive 2 faults. It’s apparent these two horses are saved for the biggest dances, and they consistently deliver.


While these two championship horses are both 16 and closer to the end than the beginning of their careers, Fredricson has star power coming up the pipeline. Seven-year-old Instrumental (Qualandro x Indoctro) debuted at CSIYH1* level in 2022 and is averaging just 2 faults. A year her elder, Cieran (Casall x Contendro) boasts the same average while stepping up to open company this year at CSI3* Oliva. Expression From Second Life Z (Emerald x Nissan Caretano Z), also 8, is averaging 3 faults with confidence-building, more conservative rounds the clear focus of her rider.


After triumphing in the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Final in Leipzig (GER), Martin Fuchs (SUI) is hot on Fredricson’s heels with 3061 World ranking points (Fredricson has 3080 points).


A rider’s 30 best results from the past year contribute to their world ranking, and no competitions are worth more points than F and N rated competitions, which are defined as:

  • F: Final competition at the Olympic Games or Final at FEI World Championship (1st – 260 points)

  • N: Team competitions at Olympic Games and World Championships (Double Clear – 260 points)

Fredricson’s points from Tokyo will no longer count toward his ranking come August. But it’s equally apparent that he’s not done winning just yet.


Keep up with Fredricson and win when he does through Prixview’s fantasy games at Prixview.com/fantasy.