Nina Hofmann Küppers

Grand Prix rider Nina Hofmann Küppers, born in 1988, is the youngest rider ever in Sweden who has competed a World Cup final. Nina started her riding career already as a seven year old when she got her first pony. Today she is one of Sweden’s best dressage riders with a number of wins and placements up to the Grand Prix at international competitions and championships. Nina is married and has a daughter named Laura. She lives with her family on the farm Wisbohammar outside Gnesta and works full-time with horses.

Nina Hofmann Küppers

Grand Prix rider Nina Hofmann Küppers, born in 1988, is the youngest rider ever in Sweden who has competed a World Cup final. Nina started her riding career already as a seven year old when she got her first pony. Today she is one of Sweden’s best dressage riders with a number of wins and placements up to the Grand Prix at international competitions and championships. Nina is married and has a daughter named Laura. She lives with her family on the farm Wisbohammar outside Gnesta and works full-time with horses.

My riding career started in 1995 when I got my first pony Cleopatrah.

During my upbringing, my parents had a riding school at Wisbohammar, which allowed me to ride different ponies as well as meet my first coach Pia Holgerson, who during that time worked as our stable manager.

My first foreign riding adventure came in 2001 when I, together with my beautiful national team pony Vallery 2, got the chance to go to Germany and train for the German national team coach Frau Cornelia Endres. It was six fun weeks that taught me a lot – things that I still benefit from today. Cornelia also helped me find my second national team pony, Lassilo. I went back and trained for Cornelia both in 2002 and 2003.

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My riding career started in 1995 when I got my first pony Cleopatrah.

During my upbringing, my parents ran a riding school at Wisbohammar, which allowed me to ride different ponies as well as meet my first coach Pia Holgerson, who during that time worked as our stable manager.

My first foreign riding adventure came in 2001 when I, together with my beautiful national team pony Vallery 2, got the chance to go to Germany and train for the German national team coach Frau Cornelia Endres. It was six fun weeks that taught me a lot – things that I still benefit from today. Cornelia also helped me find my second national team pony, Lassilo. I went back and trained for Cornelia both in 2002 and 2003.

Nina Hofmann Küppers - Dressyr - Wisbohammar Dressage - dressyrryttare - Grand-Prix ryttare - Sverige - hästar - dressyhästar - Wisbohammar gård - tävling - träning - utbildning - Sverige - landslaget - Ryttargalan - dressage
Nina Hofmann Küppers - Dressyr - Wisbohammar Dressage - dressyrryttare - Grand-Prix ryttare - Sverige - hästar - dressyhästar - Wisbohammar gård - tävling - träning - utbildning - Sverige - landslaget - Ryttargalan - dressage
Nina Hofmann Küppers - Dressyr - Wisbohammar Dressage - dressyrryttare - Grand-Prix ryttare - Sverige - hästar - dressyhästar - Wisbohammar gård - tävling - träning - utbildning - Sverige - landslaget - Ryttargalan - dressage - Gnesta - hotell - dressyrstall

I grew tall fast and at the age of 14 I got my first big horse.

Already in 2002, I was given the opportunity to start my first competition as a junior, which gave me a big advantage for the rest of my career. In the next upcoming years, the stable filled up with great horses such as Leo of Mangnushöj and Boticello, which I both competed in the national team for Sweden as a junior and young rider. We started a number of successful Swedish, Nordic and European Championships together.

Just two months after the European Championship for young riders in Nussloch 2007, Leo and I started our first international Grand Prix. In the following year we had three straight wins in Grand prix, making me the youngest ever to win a Grand Prix in Sweden. In the same year of 2008, I also won the qualification for the World Championships for Young Horses with one of my younger horses, Diamond Dancer.

I grew tall fast and at the age of 14 I got my first big horse.

Already in 2002, I was given the opportunity to start my first competition as a junior, which gave me a big advantage for the rest of my career. In the next upcoming years, the stable filled up with great horses such as Leo of Mangnushöj and Boticello, which I both competed in the national team for Sweden as a junior and young rider. We started a number of successful Swedish, Nordic and European Championships together.

Just two months after the European Championship for young riders in Nussloch 2007, Leo and I started our first international Grand Prix. In the following year we had three straight wins in Grand prix, making me the youngest ever to win a Grand Prix in Sweden. In the same year of 2008, I also won the qualification for the World Championships for Young Horses with one of my younger horses, Diamond Dancer.

Nina Hofmann Küppers - Dressyr - Wisbohammar Dressage - dressyrryttare - Grand-Prix ryttare - Sverige - hästar - dressyhästar - Wisbohammar gård - tävling - träning - utbildning - Sverige - landslaget - Ryttargalan - dressage - Gnesta - hotell - dressyrstall

I continued to compete and train in Sweden but I was longing back to Germany.

In 2010, I decided to load all the horses on the truck and drive down to Nuno Palma e Santos’ dressage stable, situated outside of Berlin in Germany. I settled down there and trained for Nuno full time. The competitions continued in Germany and I placed myself with Leo of Magnushöj in all our international starts and won five straight Grand prix on German national competitions. The year ended with me receiving the award “Morning Star” at the Swedish Riders Gala.

In 2011, I qualified myself with Leo of Mangnushöj for the big World Cup final in Leipzig. We finished on 16th place. I’m still the youngest ever in Sweden who started a World Cup final.

Nina Hofmann Küppers - Dressyr - Wisbohammar Dressage - dressyrryttare - Grand-Prix ryttare - Sverige - hästar - dressyhästar - Wisbohammar gård - tävling - träning - utbildning - Sverige - landslaget - Ryttargalan - dressage
Nina Hofmann Küppers - Dressyr - Wisbohammar Dressage - dressyrryttare - Grand-Prix ryttare - Sverige - hästar - dressyhästar - Wisbohammar gård - tävling - träning - utbildning - Sverige - landslaget - Ryttargalan - dressage

I continued to compete and train in Sweden but I was longing back to Germany.

In 2010, I decided to load all the horses on the truck and drive down to Nuno Palma e Santos’ dressage stable, situated outside of Berlin in Germany. I settled down there and trained for Nuno full time. The competitions continued in Germany and I placed myself with Leo of Magnushöj in all our international starts and won five straight Grand Prix on German national competitions. The year ended with me receiving the award “Morning Star” at the Swedish Riders Gala.

In 2011, I qualified myself with Leo of Mangnushöj for the big World Cup final in Leipzig. We finished on 16th place. I’m still the youngest ever in Sweden who started a World Cup final.

Nina Hofmann Küppers - Dressyr - Wisbohammar Dressage - dressyrryttare - Grand-Prix ryttare - Sverige - hästar - dressyhästar - Wisbohammar gård - tävling - träning - utbildning - Sverige - landslaget - Ryttargalan - dressage
Nina Hofmann Küppers - Dressyr - Wisbohammar Dressage - dressyrryttare - Grand-Prix ryttare - Sverige - hästar - dressyhästar - Wisbohammar gård - tävling - träning - utbildning - Sverige - landslaget - Ryttargalan - dressage
Nina Hofmann Küppers - Dressyr - Wisbohammar Dressage - dressyrryttare - Grand-Prix ryttare - Sverige - hästar - dressyhästar - Wisbohammar gård - tävling - träning - utbildning - Sverige - landslaget - Ryttargalan - dressage - Gnesta - hotell - dressyrstall
Nina Hofmann Küppers - Dressyr - Wisbohammar Dressage - dressyrryttare - Grand-Prix ryttare - Sverige - hästar - dressyhästar - Wisbohammar gård - tävling - träning - utbildning - Sverige - landslaget - Ryttargalan - dressage - Gnesta - hotell - dressyrstall

In 2012, we decided it was time for me, my future husband and my horses to move back home to Sweden again.

During that year, I had time to prepare and make a plan for how I wanted my business to be and what life my horses should live at home on our farm Wisbohammar in Sweden.

Now it’s already 2017, and we have the stable full of amazing horses of all ages and lovely customers. We also have a nice hotel for our long-distance customers and a newly built stable for our accommodations.

In 2012, we decided it was time for me, my future husband and my horses to move back home to Sweden again.

During that year, I had time to prepare and make a plan for how I wanted my business to be and what life my horses should live at home on our farm Wisbohammar in Sweden.

Now it’s already 2017, and we have the stable full of amazing horses of all ages and lovely customers. We also have a nice hotel for our long-distance customers and a newly built stable for our accommodations.

Nina Hofmann Küppers - Dressyr - Wisbohammar Dressage - dressyrryttare - Grand-Prix ryttare - Sverige - hästar - dressyhästar - Wisbohammar gård - tävling - träning - utbildning - Sverige - landslaget - Ryttargalan - dressage - Gnesta - hotell - dressyrstall
Nina Hofmann Küppers - Dressyr - Wisbohammar Dressage - dressyrryttare - Grand-Prix ryttare - Sverige - hästar - dressyhästar - Wisbohammar gård - tävling - träning - utbildning - Sverige - landslaget - Ryttargalan - dressage - Gnesta - hotell - dressyrstall


Qualifications through the years

Below I have listed selected qualifications from competitions and championships through the years. I’ve also included important life events that have shaped my career and my decisions.

2002
  • Silver medal in team at the Nordic Championships for pony riders
2003
  • Represented Sweden at the European Championships for pony riders on Ireland
  • Gold medal in team at the Swedish Championships for pony riders
2005
  • 2nd and 4th place at the Nordic Championships for juniors in Denmark
  • Represented Sweden at the European Championships for juniors in Italy
2006
  • Silver medal both individually and in team at the Nordic Championships for juniors
  • 9th and 14th place at the European Championships for juniors in Austria
  • Individual bronze medal at the Swedish Championships for juniors
2007
  • Represented Sweden at the European Championships for young riders in Germany
  • International debut in Grand Prix
2008
  • First win in Grand Prix with Leo Af Magnushöj that made me the youngest ever in Sweden to win a Grand Prix
  • Won the qualification for the World Championships for Young Horses in Sweden
2009
  • Grand Prix victory in Braunschweig, Germany
  • 8th and 10th place at the World Cup competitions in Stockholm
2010
  • Five straight wins in Grand Prix at national competitions in Germany
  • 7th place in the Grand Prix kür final in Polen
  • 8th place in the Grand Prix kür final in Odense
  • 8th place in the Grand Prix kür final in Stockholm
  • Received the award “Morning Star
2011
  • Victory in the Professional Championships in Norderstedt with Diamond Dancer
  • 16th place in the Would Cup final in Leipzig, Germany with Leo af Magnushöj
2012
  • Qualified for the “shortlist” for the Olympics in London
  • Got married to my fantastic husband Thorsten Küppers
2014
  • Become a mother to my lovely daughter Laura
2016
  • Numerous national wins and placements up to Intermediaire 2
2017
  • Numerous national wins and placements up to Intermediaire 2

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