Peder FredricsonCredit : Stefano Grasso
Wednesday 27 June - 11h26 | Edited Press Release
European Champion Peder Fredricson is among top show jumping talent joining Global Champions League teams after the annual transfer window, as squads look to boost their chances of qualifying for the new Playoffs in Prague this December.
Fredricson, the double Olympic silver medallist and recent LGCT Grand Prix of Cannes winner, has been signed up for the Prague Lions, currently 9th in the overall GCL ranking. In a powerful move, throwing down the gauntlet to their rivals, they have brought in the high profile Swedish star to join their line-up of Gerco Schroder, Ales Opatrny, Niels Bruynseels and U25 rider Anna Kellnerova.2018 has seen the most competitive season so far in the dynamic international team show jumping series and the temperature is rising as after the finals in Qatar only 16 out of the 19 teams can win a place in the GCL Super Cup at the Playoffs.Also joining teams are Brasilian star Yuri Mansur replaces Kent Farrington in the Paris Panthers and Mario Stevens joins the Scaninavian Vikings.Team tactics are being sharpened for the big push to the GC Playoffs where over €10 million will be up for grabs in the GCL Super Cup. But a majority of teams are sticking with their winning formula and leaving their rosters unchanged, such as overall series leaders London Knights and their closest rivals Valkenswaard United, Shanghai Swans and Miami Celtics.For the full 2018 team line-up, including the new transfers, please click here. For more information about the GC Playoffs, please click here.
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