Sweden's Irma Karlsson has surprised even herself by reaching this year's Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Final!
Irma Karlsson will hope to make the most of home advantage when she takes part in her first Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Final in Gothenburg next month.
The Swede – who turns 26 tomorrow (Monday) - has had an impressive indoor season, achieving five top-10 finishes in the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ series and a glorious podium position at the Madrid leg in November.
In what has been a breakthrough year for the 2014 European Young Riders champion, Karlsson was one of three female riders to make the top 10 in the Western European League standings alongside Gudrun Patteet and Edwina Tops-Alexander.
So with the fabulous bay mare Ida van de Bisschop looking strong, and the guarantee of home support, Irma has a great chance of making her first Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Final a success.