Sophie Karpe (SWE) - Professional rider and retailer
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 EM level both individually and in teams. She grew up in a horse family where her mother rode difficult jumping and dressage. Her father rode difficult jumping, including in Falsterbo. Sophie runs the company Life With a Horse and also works as a jumps trainer, coach and recently as a mental trainer.
Sophie also has a background as a leader in IKEA for many years and leadership development is a big part of sports initiatives. She helps with the whole of Life With a Horse, from care, feeding, training for the team to mental training for the rider. Sophie also has some commissions from outside agencies, including SWB.
Sophie has extensive knowledge about sustainability and the impact of training on the horse's joints and she is a specialist in Healthy Joints products from EvaVet. She is on hand to answer any questions and as a retailer she has a full range at home for direct delivery
In addition to Life With a Horse and her company, Sophie has her beautiful horse BenTen T in the stable. BenTen T (SWB) is a gelding born in 2012, by: Cabachon ? Everest Elton, breeder Michael Andersson, Vetlanda. Sophie bought ?Benny? after an 8-year break from riding and started all over again. In 2019 they reached their goals which were Elmia and Falsterbo and won classes up to 130. In 2020 they are aiming to become established in 140 jumping and to make some more international starts and compete in the Elmia Diamond Tour in the autumn. In the long term, Sophie wants to be back in GP competition.