- Date of birth
"The reason most people never achieve their dreams is because they simply give up, so never give up"
Petronella Andersson, #IncredibleNella, started riding ponies when she was only three years old. Her mother loved to ride as a hobby, which encouraged “Nella” to ride as well. She liked the competitive side of the sport and took part in her first Swedish Championship at the age of ten.
A few years later, Petronella got a very special pony named Laura Lady, with whom she made it to the European Championships. The duo won titles like Swedish Champion and Nordic Baltic Champion, both individually and with the Swedish team.
Petronella’s success continued as a Junior Rider; she won individual bronze at the Swedish Championships, team bronze and individual silver at the European Championships. In 2012, she achieved her first Grand Prix Victory when she won the Grand Prix CSI** in Koningsbosch.
One year later, in 2013, Petronella joined the Stephex Stables to learn as much as she could from the experienced team. Since joining the team, she started riding 5* competitions and climbing up the rankings.
Nella keeps on dreaming big, she would like to ride for her home country Sweden in the Nations Cup and maybe even ride in the World Equestrian Games and the Olympic Games one day!