Louise Nathorst, Sweden’s Only World Cup Champion, Named to Gothenburg Horse Show’s Newly Created Hall of Fame

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Louise Nathorst, John Whitaker, Rolf-Göran Bengtsson together with Liz and Lasse Parmler. © Jan Gyllensten

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Mar. 8, 2019–Louise Nathorst, the only Swedish rider to win the World Cup, jumper riders John Whitaker of Great Britain and Rolf Göran Bengtsson of Sweden, will be inducted into the newly created Gothenburg Hall of Fame.

The riders were named as the inaugural inductees ahead of the World Cup finals of dressage and jumping to be staged April 3-7, the 40th anniversary of the 1979 inaugural World Cup Gothenburg.

Louise Nathhorst won the dressage World Cup in Gothenburg in 1998 with Walk on Top. The previous year, the pair took the bronze medal.

In 1997-98 Louise and Walk on Top also won European and World team bronze medals for Sweden as well as winning Olympic and European team bronzes with other horses. She has been Swedish Dressage Champion seven times and is a trainer.

In addition to the riders, Liz and the late Lasse Parmler were also named as the driving force in creating the Gothenburg Horse Show, together with the local Clareberg Riding School, which they had built and ran. Lasse Parmler was the first show director, and later had the unique distinction of both competing in international classes and on air commentary for Swedish television.