An almost spring-like Gothenburg welcomes this week the riders and horses from all corners of the world when världscupfinalerna in show jumping and dressage to be determined.
First up is hoppryttarna that on Thursday, riding his first stage.
No american jumping riders have ever won the world cup final, but in this year's line-up is a Swedish rider with victory in sight.
the DN lists five hot finalryttare:
Seasoned Beezie Madden is a rider of the highest class, regardless of which horse she sits on.
the 55-year-old has been in the world for several years, and she has achieved great success. In 2004 she was the us team that won the OLYMPIC gold medal. Four years later defended the united states and Beezie Madden gold.
in 2013, won Beezie the world cup final for the first time. Last year, she repeated the feat.
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for many years worked with the 37-year-old Daniel Deusser of the Dutch hästhandlaren Jan Tops. Already then, he reached success, but the big lift came in 2012 when he changed employers.
Daniel Deusser, who won the western european league, working since seven years back, the belgian stables Stephex Stables. There he is, among other things, jobbarkompis with the two Swedish landslagsryttarna Jonna Ekberg and Petronella Andersson.
Already during last summer's world CUP – when he chose to dispense with the individual world CUP final because he was too far from the medal – made Henry clear that his goal was the world cup final.
Henry and the horse Mary Lou's road to the final was unexpectedly difficult, but when the best was needed, they did and won a race.
the Pair impressed in dress rehearsal, and Henry is properly loaded before it waiting.
world number one from Switzerland is always in the top when it is brewing, and, of course, he is one of segerfavoriterna this time.
In common with Daniel Deusser has a 36-year-old Steve Guerdat worked at Jan Tops, but after three years there he returned to Switzerland. Where has he been its base since then.
back in the early 2000's, rode home his first mästerskapsmedaljer, but the biggest success came in 2012 when he won the OLYMPIC gold medal individually.
Won the world cup final as well in 2015 as a 2016.
26 years old Martin Fuchs is one of the youngest riders in the elite of show jumping, but also one of the most successful in the last year.
Took his first medal in a seniormästerskap in 2015, when he was part of the swiss team who came third in the european CHAMPIONSHIPS.
Last year, he fought on a world CHAMPIONSHIPS gold medal individually, but the time he got to settle with a silver.
Martin comes from a hästfamilj. His father Thomas red the 1992 OLYMPICS, and his uncle Markus has taken the OLYMPIC silver medal.
Guide: Everything you need to know about världscupfinalerna in Gothenburg, sweden