Sophie Karpe (SWE)

Sophie Karpe (SWE)

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Sophie Karpe lives in Helsingborg and has ridden in the Swedish national team both on pony and horse up to senior level. She has several medals at SM, NM and EC level both individually and in a team context. She grew up in a horse family where her mother rode both difficult show jumping and dressage. Her father rode difficult show jumping in Falsterbo, among others. Sophie runs the company Life With a Horse and also works as a jumping trainer, coach and recently also as a mental trainer.

Sophie also has a background as a project manager at IKEA for many years, and leadership development is a big part of investments in sports. She helps with the whole of Life With a Horse, everything from care, feed, training for the team to mental training for the rider. Sophie also has some assignments from external actors, including SWB.

Sophie has great knowledge about sustainability and the impact of training on the horse's joints and she is a specialist in Friska Leder's products. She is available to anyone who wants to ask questions and as a retailer she has a full range at home for direct delivery


In addition to Life With a Horse and the investment with the company, Sophie has her fine horse BenTen T in the stable. BenTen T (SWB) is a gelding born in 2012, e: Cabachon – Everest Elton, breeder Michael Andersson, Vetlanda. Sophie bought "Benny" after an 8-year hiatus from riding and she started all over again. A few years later, they have now successfully competed up to 140cm and made it to the Jönköping horse show & Falsterbo horse show with advanced placements. In 2022, Sophie also got the future star Cobra D, a 6-year-old gelding by Cobra 18 – Ard VDL Douglas.

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