Thomas Ellingsén | 39 | Sweden
Riding experience: Thomas took up riding in 2014 when his wife forced him into lessons hoping he would help buy a horse. He was immediately hooked and now rides five days a week. He dedicates his spare time to horses and educating himself about them, including working on Icelandic farms helping to break in young horses.
Outdoor/survival experience: Statements like “How hard can it be?” and “It will sort itself!” have always been key phrases in Thomas’s mind. Before horse riding his main interest was motorsports but he has also learnt to wind-surf in Maui, is a certified PADI ice diver and has had lessons in flying helicopters and acrobatic airplanes.
Thomas is raising money for Médecins Sans Frontières.