Half danish, half swedish Linnea Ericsson-Carey is a very successful top level rider, known for her beautiful riding style and her solid equestrian family background.
In 2006 she qualified for the World Cup Final in Kuala Lumpur together with Pero Z-Hillock – a horse she rode since he was 4 – and quite a mouthful!
Since then Pero Z-Hillock won 21 internationale classes including 2 CSIO Grand Prixs! Among other top placings he was second in the Falsterbo Derby, third in the World Cup of Helsinki and 4th in the CSI-W Grand Prix of Gothenburg.
He has jumped 18 clear rounds in Nations Cups for Denmark which is more than any other horse.
In 2011 Linnea and Damgaardens Extens won the CSI2* Grand Prix in Fredensborg, and was second in the 3 CSI2* Grand Prix´ of Drammen, Moorsele and Neeroeteren. In 2013 they won the CSI2* Grand Prix of Drammen and was clear in 3 Nations Cups – one of those at CSIO5* Barcelona .
With the stallion Party Dance Linnea was 3rd in CSIO-3* Grand Prix of Copenhagen in 2013. They were also 2nd in the CSI2* Grand Prix of Odense.
Also in 2013 they came in 6th in the Danish Championship, 3rd in the CSI2* Grand Prix of Zeltweg and 2nd in the CSI2* Grand Prix of Herlufmagle in 2014.
With Quidams Flower Linnea was third in the CSI 2* Grand Prix of Helsingborg in 2015. In 2016 the pair completed the CSIO 4* Nations Cup of Odense with 4/0 faults and was 5th in the Grand Prix at the same show. They were 2nd in the CSI 3* Grand Prix of Drammen and placed in ranking classes at shows up to CSI-W 5*.
In 1999 Linnea won the danish championship for Young Riders in Vilhelmsborg, Aarhus with the mare White Dance.
Exactly 20 years later – at the same venue a double clear (the only one) in the championships two rounds over two days won Linnea and Contenance the gold medal at the Danish Indoor Championship for seniors.
Limerick’s Captain Shane Carey, retired from the Irish Defence Forces is a champion showjumper with numerous successful results in Nations Cups representing Ireland.
With Killosery he won the Falsterbo Derby in 2002 and was 2nd in CSIO5* Grand Prix of Rome in 2005.
In 2009 Shane moved to Denmark to Linnea´s danish base in Fredensborg.
Shortly after – in 2010 – he won the Nordic Development Tour Series 2* Grand Prix with Lancero.
Lancero also won the 3* Grand Prix of Odense that year and shortly after Temple Road won all 3 youngster classes at the 2* show in Neustadt Dosse and was placed in a 150 class at CSI-W Gothenburg.
In 2012 Shane and Ballymore Eustace was 6th in CSIO 5* Grand Prix of Copenhagen, clear in Super League Nations Cup of Falsterbo, double clear in the Nations Cup of Drammen. The pair also won the 3* Grand Prix of Herlufmagle.
Also in 2012 Saphir won the 6-year old young horse championship in Odense and came an impressive 2nd in the Youngster Final at the 5* show in Aachen!
Linnea and Shane bought Svartesjö Gård in south of Sweden in 2013 and moved their entire operation over there.
During Linneas pregnancy in 2014 Shane took over the ride on Party Dance and came in 2nd in the Grand Prix of Herning.
In 2015 – 2016 Shane and Contenance won several 2* and 3* 145-150 classes, being almost unbeatable!
2018 to 2019 was Fecybelle´s! With this amazing mare Shane had 3(!) CSI** Grand Prix wins – in a row around January 2019. In the same period they also had 3 Grand Prix placings in top 3 and even more ranking class placings and wins.
Consequently the pair were also in the lead of Group A – North-Western European league – FEI listing for combinations individually qualified for the Olympics in 2020.