Linnea-Ericsson Carey – profile
The Danish-Swedish Linnea Ericsson-Carey (b. 1979) is one of Denmark’s most successful top show jumpers. She is particularly known for her elegant riding style and has for many years been a regular member of the Danish Showjumping Team, where she has done her part to secure top results for Denmark.
A family business at Svartesjö Gård
Today, Linnea Ericsson-Carey is based in Svedala, Sweden, where she lives with her husband, Irish showjumper Shane Carey. Together they run their business at Svartesjö Gård, where they focus on training and competing both young and older horses.
This is very much a family business, with Linnea’s father – long-time trainer and rider – Christer Ericsson following, advising and challenging the work with the horses. In addition, the couple’s son, Maximillian, has also inherited his parents’ love of the four-legged and the sport.
With the Danish Varmblood gelding Pero Z-Hillock (Robin Z II/Schwarm), Linnea has been at the top of countless competitions around the world. She has ridden the well jumping horse since he was just 4 years old and in 2006 the combination qualified for the World Cup Finals in Kuala Lumpur. Since then, the two have won more than 21 international classes, including a second place in the Falsterbo Derby and a third place in the World Cup in Helsinki. Pero Z-Hillock is the Danish horse that has jumped the most clear rounds in the Nations Cup – 18 in total. The gelding was retired in 2014 with a homage during the Danish Stallion Show.
Ambitions are high
Linnea has a long, impressive list of results behind her with several Danish championships and victories in the big classes. Over the years, her stylish riding has made her well known all over the world.
World Championships 2022
In 2022, she will ride with the rest of the Danish national team at the World Championships in Herning. Here she will start the 11-year-old Skorphult Baloutendro (by Contendro3/Balou du Rouet). A horse she took over the reins of in February this year, however, it has not been a completely new acquaintance as Shane (Carey) has ridden the gelding for some years before Linnea took the reins.
Together with the Danish national jumping team, Linnea and Skorphult’s Baloutendro finished in 14th place in the overall team ranking. In total 22 teams competed.