Adult Riders Introduces Erik Duvander to Area VII

May 16/17 USEA Clinic Next Phase Eventing Carnation WA.


Erik Duvander Clinics, USA


Erik is an accomplished and highly regarded High Performance Eventing Team Leader and Coach, with over 30 years experience working within a High Performance environment.


This began as an athlete with Erik representing Sweden at Worlds and Olympic level winning European Team Gold in 1993. Since transitioning from rider to coach Erik has led teams from Japan, Sweden and New Zealand to the Olympic and World Games. He has coached at 4 Olympic Games, 5 World Championships and hundreds of top end International Events around the World.



He has become renown for putting together World class Eventing programmes for both individuals and teams. Drawing on his vast experience of coaching and competing Erik transmits his learnings to his riders in a balanced and expert manner.





During his time working for the New Zealand Equestrian Federation as Team Leader and Coach, Erik successfully coached and mentored a new generation of riders. Jonathan Paget;Badminton winner and NZ Team medalist. Tim Price; winner of Luhmuhlen 4*. Jonelle Price; 4th at World Equestrian Games and NZ Team medalist. Clarke Johnstone; 2nd at Adelaide 4*. And from the NZ youth squad; Lizzie Brown, winner of Boekelo 3* and Jesse Campbell winner of Milstreet CIC 3*.


In addition to working with Youth riders Erik has had the privilege to Coach greats such as Mark Todd, Andrew Nicholson, Caroline Powell and Blyth Tait. With these athletes the New Zealand team has won individual and team medals at World and Olympic Games.


During the years with the New Zealand team 5 different riders have won 10 CCI 4* events around the world and In 2013 the New Zealand riders won every 4* in the northern hemisphere under his leadership.


Previous to working with the NZ Equestrian Team Erik worked with the Swedish Eventing Team as Coach and with the responsibility to put together a High Performance training programme. He was also commissioned by the Swedish Olympic comitte to specifically coach Sara Algottson, (2nd at Olympic Games 2012) and Linda Algottson (double World Cup finalist winner and x 2 times European silver individual medalist).


Erik has had the fortune to work with and learn from many of the best Equestrian Coaches in the World.  To name a few;


Eventing: Mark Todd, Vaughn Jefferis


Show Jumping: George Morris, Henk Nooren, Luis Alvera Cevera


Dressage: Carl Hester, Kyra Kyrklund, Isobel Wessels, Steven Clarke