Ann-Therese Helgesson

Ann-Therese is a fashion designer for the Swedish brand Gina Tricot.  Only a hobbying rider until she read about the Derby last year, Ann-Therese has trained intensively to improve her skills for this adventure, posting regular training updates to HQ.  She has now ridden 100km in a day more than once and is relishing the prospect of the Derby this summer. 

She has completed the famous Vasaloppet ski race in Sweden, and the Vatternrundan, a 320km bike race.  "It took me 21 hours, I cried but I made it".  This seems like a good indicator of Derby-ism.

I love nature, to ride outdoors, to work together with a horse. I really think this Derby has it all, horses, hard work, physical and mental challenge, not always the strongest and fastest is the winner. I like that it is about planning and stubborness. And I actually would like to win.
— Ann-Therese