Birth year: 2014
"To do well, you have to love horses. If you don't like horses, and don't enjoy being around them, you should not ride. I think if you work with horses, they work with you."
Johan was born into a horse-loving family, and naturally, his interest in equestrian sports was awakened early on. However, his passion for sports wasn't confined to the equestrian arena alone. Until the age of around 13, Johan showcased exceptional talent as a skier, ranking among the best in his age group across Norway. // "I was more interested in football and skiing back then, but at one point, I had to make a decision, and I chose riding." Ever since then, he has been representing the Norwegian showjumping team. Looking back on this decision, he confidently states that he will never regret choosing full commitment to the equestrian sport. Johan's journey so far, has been marked by grit and determination. He understands that there's no easy path to success and that each stride towards excellence requires perseverance and endless effort as he continues to strive to achieve his goals.
This past weekend, Johan and Geir has been competing at the 5* World Cup in Gothenburg.
7 year old Rose of Ballmore showed some impressive rounds in the Lövsta Future Challenge for young horses, facing tough competition from other talented youngsters. They secured a strong 3rd position in Sundays Lövsta Future Final ⭐️
In Saturday's 5* Grand Prix, both Geir and Johan were in the start field. Geir and Quatro did a great round, but they had to see two poles fall to the ground. Johan and 10 y/o Myles also showed a super round with just one very unlucky pole down in Myles' 3rd ever 5* Grand Prix.
Sunday's World Cup class featured a strong field of participants. Johan and Equine America Harwich knows how to impress the Swedish audience in a full seated Scandinavium with a perfect clear round, that lead them on to the jump off! They topped off the weekend with a great 7th posistion and another 10 World Cup points!
Well done! 🍀
Meanwhile, Victoria finished off their 3rd and last week in Sunshine Tour where she's been busy showing 6 and 7 year old youngsters and participated the CSI 4* classes. 🙌🏼 She also got to celebrate her 32nd birthday together with her team in a sunny Spain ☀️🎂
Johan and Harwich VDL showed off two impressive clear round in Verona this week. They made it to a 7th position and collected 10 strong points in the World Cup standings! Well done ⭐️
The world cup season kicked off at homeground in Oslo this weekend! Team Gullik was lined up in the startfield where all 3 of them delivered some strong rounds during the weekend!
Johan and Myles started off with a win the 5* 1.40 m class Friday afternoon. Later the same day, Victoria and Papa Roach took the 8th posistion in Fridays 5* 1.50 m speed class 💨
Sunday it was time for the first LEG of the World cup season where Geir and Quatro rode to a double clear and was placed 9th! Impressive 👏🏼
Well done team! 💪🏼